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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 03-22-2014 02:20 PM 931 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2014 02:20 PM

I was going to clean up one of the wheels on my band saw to put a new tire on. This old tire was glued on by the PO and after I removed the old tire this mess was left behind. Seems like I have read somewhere that there is something that will dissolve this stuff. Here are a couple of photos:

While I am on here someone either on here or another forum asked me to put up a couple of photos that I am having trouble removing the bearing from. Also someone suggested I try to remove this bearing from the opposit end. Looking at the photo you can see that is not possible.

This photo is an attempt to show the damage to the threads.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#1 posted 03-22-2014 02:52 PM

Hey Charlie, When I removed the tires from my BS they looked pretty much the same as yours. I ended up taking a chisel and very carefully scraping off all the residue. I then took steel wool and cleaned it the rest of the way. It took quite some time and efforts but at the end of the process everything looked great. I also took special care not to damage the crowning on the wheel.

Probably there is a more elegant way to do this but that is what I did.

The Ultra Max Urethane tires that I put on afterwards work great. They are very thick and the blade I am using tracks great on them. I did not glue them down as that is not necessarily required although I have read several posts where people recommend gluing them down.

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 03:12 PM

I usually try a heat gun to soften up glue or adhesive and usually it easily scrapes off. Since wheel is metal, this option should work.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 03-22-2014 05:22 PM

Thanks to both of you. I was working on the wheel with an old chisel but thought there might be an easier way. I will try the heat gun approach.

I got the Ultra Max Urethane tires also. Fortunately I only have to clean one wheel. The other one is brand new a short time ago according to the PO. The tire on that one came off and there was no mastic used.

By the way, I got the bearing off this morning. I had to use a bearing puller. Forgot that I had that tool.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#4 posted 03-23-2014 12:39 AM

3 thoughts on removing that glue mess: mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, or heat gun. I would try em in that order.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 03-23-2014 01:09 AM

gfadvm, Thanks. I will do just that. I did try paint thinner. Didn’t work.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#6 posted 03-23-2014 01:24 AM

Try WD-40 and a putty knife.


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#7 posted 03-23-2014 01:26 AM

Goo gone is pretty magical stuff. You can get it at big blue or orange

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#8 posted 03-23-2014 07:02 PM

I keep a can of 3M adhesive remover in my shop for little chores like that. It removes most adhesives without
any problem.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 03-24-2014 12:17 PM

Thanks for all the great tips folks. I will be trying some of them.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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