View Full Version : Good way to get glued tires off

09-05-2004, 04:57 PM
Is there a good way to do this? I have all of the tire off except the glued parts on the sides. I was thinking of soaking them overnight in rubbing alcohol to try to dissolve some of the glue. Does anyone have a good trick to getting them off? Thanks.

09-05-2004, 05:04 PM
What i do is soak them in a cup of acetone (can be found in nailpolish remover) for a few hours. This usually loosens them up enough then i can take a plyers and pull the remaining tire off.

09-05-2004, 06:23 PM
bake bake bake lol
chuck em in the oven...heat it to about 400 or so then shut it off, then chuck em in andn let them sit till the oven cools down, if only one side came off flip them over and repeat.

or flip them halfway thru and they come of super easy.

09-05-2004, 07:24 PM
Are you sure that won't warp the wheels? I have pro-line axis (the ones w/ the TC3 RTR).

09-05-2004, 08:07 PM
about the baking...if they are good quality rims made of i think nylon i forgot will take it and wont worp or anything, its perfect.

I did do this method to cheap plastic rims and they melted and warped like garbage.

I think the ones with the tc3 should be fine.

*dont come crying if they melt lol i know my own rims better than urs lol

09-05-2004, 09:27 PM
How about those traxxas rims, the brushed alumium grey Y spoke ones, will they melt?

09-05-2004, 10:38 PM
lol i dont know, im pretty sure its safe but i dont know, im not there to feel them and see.
Whats the worst that could happen? MELT lol its not that bad

09-05-2004, 10:43 PM
The traxxas rims should be fine, if they arent the whoopdie doo. Buy some more for 8 bucks.

09-06-2004, 01:26 AM
thats true, but i am real cheapo right now, anyone want to leand me 8 bucks?

09-06-2004, 04:50 PM
WoW! that worked really well! Thanks. I heated it up to 350, turned it off and put them in for ~10-15 min and it came off really easy. Thanks again. Now, if I could only solder better so I could get the last Deans plug on the TC3 will be back up and running.....of cousre it is raining out though, D'oh!

09-06-2004, 06:48 PM
lol i know how you feel. I just finished making some homemade shock covers (yea, i was bored last night) and picked up some AA's cuz mine all died. I was hoping to run my car today but of course, i wake up, oh look how nice it is, i get everthing ready, and theres the rain...

09-07-2004, 10:46 AM
I do the boiling method. works good but can turn white rims into a light brownish color.

09-07-2004, 05:04 PM
i tell you how i get my tires off, i just give them a Pirelli mag and 5 mins, they get off just fine.
sorry cude humor, but you had to see it coming with a title like that...