Awesome! Thank you!I used the CA remover from the hobby shop successfully. Just takes some time and patience. Put some remover on the seal and play with pressing the tire to work it in. Let sit for a few minutes. Wipe off the glue that starts coming off. Keep repeating until the tire is off.
In Celsius that would be 150-160 degrees, which I did this afternoon:Hi
Here is what I do to get tires off of rims. I take a cookie sheet and put a piece of cardboard on it. I then put the tires on the cardboard and bake them in the oven for 15 min. at 300 to 350 degrees. After that the tires pop right off of the rims . I have been using this technique now for quite a few years and have yet to ruin a single rim.
Go to Lowe's or home depot or any hardware store, buy an empty gallon paint can and a gallon of acetone. Then what I did was drilled a small hole in the lid to tie the wheel too. Hang it tight to the lid, pour just about an inch of acetone in the can then seal it up. After about a day the tire will almost fall off the rim. No need to stink up the house with the oven. Let alone all the chemical u are releasing from the plasticwhats the best way to loosen the glue on wheels? Need to keep the tires in tact so I can remount!
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm from the days of 3 piece bolted together wheels!!
Thanks for another option!Go to Lowe's or home depot or any hardware store, buy an empty gallon paint can and a gallon of acetone. Then what I did was drilled a small hole in the lid to tie the wheel too. Hang it tight to the lid, pour just about an inch of acetone in the can then seal it up. After about a day the tire will almost fall off the rim. No need to stink up the house with the oven. Let alone all the chemical u are releasing from the plastic
You never let the wheel touch the acetone, and if ur worried about acetone then don't use debonder. Every debonder I've seen use acetone to break up the CA glue. All I know is I have a kid and a fiance that greatly appreciate me not baking tires because of the nasty smell.Thanks for another option!
But acetone is quite some Chemical fluid, known for reacting with most types of plastics.
3D prints can even be "polished" by the fumes of the acetone.
About the oven method: the only smell noticeable is that of the rubber.
My concern with the oven was the melting temperature of some plastics is around 150degC/300degF
As far as I could see no damage has been done by this method (other then to my thumbs )
You never actually put the acetone on the rim. The fumes alone break up the glue. Out of all of the chemicals that I've used, I'm in the paint business btw. Acetone is one of the better ones or it wouldn't be in things such as nail polish remover that goes on the skin.View attachment 5424
Probably the best way to remove the tire easy and keep the rim without any glue (tested for my buggy 1/8) is to use a pressure cooker. I put the wheel on the steam gasket and let it "cook" for 30 mn. The wheel stay dry, and the tire is easy to remove. The steam is degreaser too.
If some glue stays on the rim, put the rim and cook it a new time (15-30 mn) and you will remove the glue on the rim easy.
I tried on boiling water, air gun (pro) and pressure cooking is really the best method. Try it, you'll never change.
Never, use acetone. It's bad for almost all things and for your health. It's popular because it is the cheapest cetone. Acetone is often bad quality cetone and can make some issue when glueing (principaly with epoxy). You can use denatured alcohol for degreasing or MEK instead of Acetone if you want to use a cetone based family. But not on plastic.
As far as my search went: I did find the boiling and acetone-in-a-container trick a few times.But, I schould not be the only one on this planet to had this reflection ;-)
Tell me if you find something about that on Google.
Be confident. It's safe for your pressure cooker and your rim. It's better the wheel do not touch the water on your steam basket. Like this all stay dry ! I left the wheel for long time (around 30 mn or more if necessary). Like this, the glue begin hard and brittle and can be easy removed ;-)But your pressure cooking trick was completely new to me! If I had one, I would definitely try it!