Tire Soup ..
Today I received a set of OFNA offset wheels that I purchased last week online
My idea was to replace the Proline, non-offset ones that I am using right now with these, so the LST2 stands wider and the front tires dont rub in the arms when on a tight turn.
So I knew I had to remove the tires from the current wheels, and from research online, I found out the best way was to .. err .. boil them
Boiling the tire subjects the super-glue which binds the tire and wheel to intense heat, which then makes the glue regress to a liquid state, at this point it looses it’s glue properties and the tire can be safely remove .. easy no ?
Well, the problem with internet advise and pictures is, they dont give you a sense of SMELL .. and these things stunk while boiling .. my wife was certainly not impressed .. and to think I read somewhere you can also bake them .. but the smell is even worst .. ouch
Here is a picture of the tire on the pot, since it floats, and you must remove the glue from both sides, I had to boil them for 15 minutes and flip the wheel for another 15 minutes on the other side, later I tried with less time, and by the 4th tire I found out that 7 minutes each side was enough to liquify the glue.
Yep … I’m loosing the plot 😀