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Old 05-23-2020, 08:05 PM   #1
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Today I bought a Like New 2012 SCX10 C/R Edition Jeep Wrangler. This truck is basically New Old Stock as the Woman that bought it drove it Gently a couple times. All original with Box, Spare Parts Bag, Manual etc.

The Foams in the tires are almost Nonexistent! Id like to know if its possible to remove the factory Axial KRAWLER tires, install a decent foam, and re-glue them back on the factory wheels? I have numerous other sets of wheel/tire combos I could throw on it, but Id like to keep it as close to stock as possible as its truly completely stock at the moment.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:46 PM   #2
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Yes. Just as CA glue is used to adhere tires, there is CA remover you can use to remove the glue. There are other ways, but, if not done properly, they can damage the tire and/or wheel. Just replace the foams with ones of your choice, and reglue the tires.

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Old 05-23-2020, 10:04 PM   #3
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Yes. Just as CA glue is used to adhere tires, there is CA remover you can use to remove the glue. There are other ways, but, if not done properly, they can damage the tire and/or wheel. Just replace the foams with ones of your choice, and reglue the tires.

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Thanks, Ill check into that and give it a try.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:23 AM   #4
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Put the tires in a sealed container of Acetone for a day or two. It will melt or at least soften the CA glue and release the tire from the rim. Then clean it off, dry it, install new foams and re-glue.
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Put the tires in a sealed container of Acetone for a day or two. It will melt or at least soften the CA glue and release the tire from the rim. Then clean it off, dry it, install new foams and re-glue.
NOT a good idea. Acetone can dissolve certain plastics, and it can eat through various rubber compounds.

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Agree with Panther. I've had acetone ruin a wheel not too long ago, so recommend not using it.
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I'm kind of new to this myself but isn’t there a method where you heat the tires/rims up to a moderate temperature to remove them?

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I'm kind of new to this myself but it's there a method where you heat the tires/rims up to a moderate temperature to remove them?
You could try that...tho, you might melt something.

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I'm kind of new to this myself but it's there a method where you heat the tires/rims up to a moderate temperature to remove them?
I've been successful removing tires from plastic wheels in the oven.
I put four tires and wheels in pre-heated oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes. I put them on a sheet of tin foil, fold it over the tires and put them in the oven. I don't know if I should say "don't try this at home", but it worked for me!
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I'm kind of new to this myself but it's there a method where you heat the tires/rims up to a moderate temperature to remove them?
ive had good luck leaving them in the sun for a few hours then peal the tire off
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This is how I have been removing mine for sometime now. Removing Glued Tires from Rims - Gramps Ramblings
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This is how I have been removing mine for sometime now. Removing Glued Tires from Rims - Gramps Ramblings
That's a pretty cool site you have there! Very well organized.
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You could try that...tho, you might melt something.
Doubt Id want to try it in a kitchen range but I have a cheap food dehydrator that I can set to reasonably low temps. May give that a try some time on the stock TRX wheels/tires. I can increase the temps slowly till the glue loosens up.
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