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    How to get old tread off rim?

    Hello, i been buying all my tires pre-glued on a rim and that is quite expensive and now that i have alot of rims, i went ahead and bought just the tread and some tire glue. So my real question is what is the best way to get the old tread off the rim to put a new tread on?
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    I've heard the best way is to put the tires in boiling water until the tire boils of the rim. There is also the baking method, but that doesn't smell very good. I would boil them off, buts that's just IMO.
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    Ill try that, any other suggestions?
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    I've heard soaking them in acetone works too, but that can ruin some tires and rims.
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    Um, acetone is paint thinner. Correct?
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    Um, acetone is paint thinner. Correct?
    Yep. It melts the glue off. But, it can melt tires, and rims too.
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh Teton/Rally T-Maxx Pnde

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    acetone is a LOT "hotter" than paint thinner. I'm not sure what the CA debonder is made up of, prob. something close though. Your LHS should have some though...its made specifically for tires.

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    I've had success with heating the oven up to 500, shut it off, wrap the tires in aluminum foil and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove them, unwrap the foil outside and with gloves on peel the tires off the rims. Then clean up the leftover glue and reglue whatever tires you want on them.
    The boiling method was too messy in that the foams got soaked and needed time to dry out.
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    Did the baking in the oven for 15 minutes at 500 degrees make the place smell horrible? I've heard that. I tried boiling and baking and neither worked out to well. So now I just pay the little extra to get them glued from the factory.

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    Maybe a slight odor but once I opened up the foil then it did.
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    I used a syringe with nail polish remover in it and used the needle to get to the glue and it seemed to loosen the glue from the rim

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