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I want to put some tyres in some oil to make them soft again, but i can't get them off the wheels. will it be ok to put the plastic wheel in the oil with the tyre on?
 

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Grah is probably right. In which case, I would suggest giving them a soak anyway, as there is nothing to be lost. It's definitely worth a try.
Check them regularly when soaking or you might end up just dissolving them off the rims in a pool of stinking sludge!
 

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I smeared some Fly classics with 3in1. It softened them just fine but it also expanded the rubber a fraction...enough to make them slightly too big to snug onto the hubs. You solve one problem and get another.

Yes, if the tyres are that dry you need to buy new ones. Nothing could save them!
 

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I've soaked fly tyres in particular in wd40.. they expanded to twice originonal size

I thought o dear!!

still i put them back on the rims the best i could and put them on a rad, went back 2 days later tyres were so tight on the rims i could hardly lift the edge!

In addition, the texture of the tyre had completely changed... v soft & nearly tacky!

Great grip

BSN
 

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QUOTE expanded to twice original size

John perhaps you should be selling this stuff to the sunday sport


sorry to lower the tone ( gives virtual slap to self)
 

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I tried WD40 once. Only once. Ten minutes in soak for some rock-hard Flys and the rubber disintegrated along the fix-line. A few also partly melted. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
 

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i find that if you sparay the whole back axel for abou 1/2 to 1 sec with wd40 then rub it all the way round the tyres and rub it in then leave to dry check the tyres , when they are dry they got as much as twice as grippy on one scalex car
well worth a try considering a small can of wd40 only costs £1.50 where i live, ill have to try using lighter fluid as well
... wait a minuite are we talking slot cars or making a bomb on wheels?
 
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