Ungluing Tires

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I know this is going to sound like a dumb question but what is the point of the tape? The acetone fumes will debond it if you were trying to use it to seal the container.
I'm trying to keep any escaping fumes to a minimum. I have a bucket but no lid. Gonna leave this alone til later tonight. If I notice the tub or tape looks to be deteriorating, out to the garage it goes.
 

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I'm trying to keep any escaping fumes to a minimum. I have a bucket but no lid. Gonna leave this alone til later tonight. If I notice the tub or tape looks to be deteriorating, out to the garage it goes.
You have that in your house? You're a braver man than I am. I leave mine in my shed.
 

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Dang it, I swapped to LEDs a while back......
How is the smell in the house if you do the stove version?

Lamp method:
 

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Dang it, I swapped to LEDs a while back......
How is the smell in the house if you do the stove version?

Lamp method:
I did the oven method twice before, and I'm still shocked that my wife didn't pack my bags on either of those days. This is why I'm really hoping the acetone method has decent results.
 

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Dang it, I swapped to LEDs a while back......
How is the smell in the house if you do the stove version?

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Stove version was not that bad. no burning or smoke. you don't have to apply much heat, before you can get the rubber off the one side and then turn the tire.
 

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Well kind of good news. After 24 hours, the glue is definitely starting to separate. Although the duct tape around the lid is not impermeable, it has managed to keep the odor to a minimum during the process. I know this because when I opened the lid to check the tires, I almost passed out from the huge whiff I took in from the smell. I'm confident that in another 24 hours, I'll be able to separate the rubber from the wheels with a little effort. The hardest areas will be where I've reglued the tires myself. The only thing I've done that may be helping, is flipping the tires at each check interval. I'll flip again tomorrow morning and hopefully be able to get them apart by tomorrow night🤞
 

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Final answer, bake them. After 3 days in an acetone sauna, hardly anything came apart. Couple of shots in the oven, done. There were two tires that tore while removing, and I tried 3 or 4 times in the oven to break the glue. So in the end, I have 4 usable wheels, 2 good tires and foams, and two mediocre tires and foams. Any rubber I won't use gets save for possible use in mods.20200114_102243.jpg
 
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