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    I will buy new rims and tires next time!

    It literally took me over a week to debond my stock glued trenchers. I tied every method known and finally used a razer blade to cut them off and a dremel to clean out the rims. But I finally did get them taped and balanced. Next time I will buy brand new and will not get premounted tires again.
    I, for the life of me can't figure out why this was so difficult.
    Who needs brakes!!!!

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    Preheat oven to 350F
    Wrap tires in foil
    Place foiled tires on baking sheet
    Place baking sheet in oven
    Increase baking temperature to 415F
    Once 415F is reached, turn oven OFF
    Wait for tires to cool enough to handle - I wear Ove'Gloves or socks on my hands to speed the process
    Attempt to pop tiress off wheels
    If tires does not come off wheel without pulling, repeat

    The last set of tires I did took four cycles of the above procedure.
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    Baking worked for me as well. I was trying to save the tires because a wheel had cracked. It took a few cycles in the oven but they came off.
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    well that's good to know, i only did it twice. LOL.
    I seriously think its way more work than its worth though.
    Who needs brakes!!!!

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    boiling them has always worked for me, 30 min after they are done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    boiling them has always worked for me, 30 min after they are done.
    Yep....Tried that twice too. All that did was mess up my pots! lol
    Who needs brakes!!!!

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    I use acetone. I have debonded about 4 sets of tires like this. Let sit for 24 hours and the literally just come off with no glue.

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    Ok, finally tried out a heat gun on some 40 Series Crime Fighter tires mounted on Wabash rims. It worked like a charm. I did all 4 and timed them and nothing got damaged and no stink.

    - I used a cheapo Harbor Freight heat gun ($13.99) on LOW setting
    - Stayed 1 1/2 inches away from tire and went in slow circular motions around tire (about 15 seconds per revolution)
    - 3 minutes for one side, flip over
    - 2 minutes for the other side
    - set aside for a few minutes to cool and pop off
    - the molded foams and tape inside were not phased at all
    - still needed to dremel a little dried glue off the tires
    - the Wabash rims have been chopped up for my experimental design lol

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    Yep tried acetone to no avail. Let them soak for 24, nothing, soaked another 24 and nothing so I used ca debonder and just kept putting it on.
    That sort of worked. Heat gun is a good idea
    Who needs brakes!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakvad View Post
    Yep tried acetone to no avail. Let them soak for 24, nothing, soaked another 24 and nothing so I used ca debonder and just kept putting it on.
    That sort of worked. Heat gun is a good idea
    Are you submerging them in acetone and squeezing air out so acetone gets inside? Those must have been glued solid

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    The tires on the front of my truck have been cut off with A razor 5 times and reglued. And I would not hesitate to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjtoed View Post
    I use acetone. I have debonded about 4 sets of tires like this. Let sit for 24 hours and the literally just come off with no glue.
    Thats exactly how i got my new trencher tires off some rims. After i glued the tires on i realised that i bought the wrong rims with the 14mm hex, not the rims with 17mm spline like i wanted. After 24 hours of soaking in acetone they came right off the rims without any problems.
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