Ungluing Tires

Ungluing Tires

If you’re looking to reuse the tires or wheels off your RC vehicle but think you can’t because they’re glued to one another, think again. Acetone dissolves CA “super” glues and that’s what is most likely bonding your tires to your wheels. There are several methods, one simply involves submerging the wheel and tire in acetone in an airtight container and waiting about 24 hours for the glue to dissolve.

Another method is to place an open can of acetone into a large bucket, then place the wheels and tires around the can of acetone. Seal up with the bucket with an airtight cap and allow roughly 24-48 hours for the glue to dissolve.

Your results may very, but we tried several methods using acetone and it worked well for us. Remember that acetone is a hazardous chemical that requires plenty ventilation as well as skin and eye protection.

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Updated: November 4, 2021 — 10:08 AM
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