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    Please Help!!!

    I was out of loctite so I used some crazy glue to keep a wheel nut on and when it came time to pull the wheel off the crazy glue stuck the wheel onto the little hexagon thing it goes on. How can I get it off? Could I somehow melt the crazy glue? It was the rear left wheel if that makes a difference.
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    If I put the wheel in boiling water will it melt the plastic or make it too soft to pull the piece out of the wheel?
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    Just yank the wheel off if assuming you got the wheel nut off. The black hex is just pressure fit onto the hex pin. then at least you can work with it from the inside of the wheel.
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    I got the wheel nut off no problem but the hex is literally glued to the inside of the wheel.
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    That doesnt really matter it should pull off with the wheel. Then once its off you can dig/melt it out.
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    Maybe a few drops of acetone would do?
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    That might wreck the finish on the rims......... Id try to boil it. Worst case you might have to reglue your tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanJBI View Post
    That doesnt really matter it should pull off with the wheel. Then once its off you can dig/melt it out.
    But I dont want to wreck it.
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    Maybe a few drops of acetone would do?
    Would nailpolish remover work?

    And would boiling water deform the plastic or make it too soft to handle?

    Quote Originally Posted by firemanJBI View Post
    That might wreck the finish on the rims......... Id try to boil it. Worst case you might have to reglue your tires.
    I want to take the tires off so it would be a win win if that worked but I want to be sure it wont melt the hex.
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    Would nailpolish remover work?
    acetone is the main ingredient in nail polish remover.
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    well i can tell you first hand that boiling the tires will not hurt anything. i did this many times to soften up the glue on the rims. if you take your time and let it get good and hot you can slowly pull the tire off the bead by ungluing it. if you boil it then you will need to do this so you can get the water out of your foams. then you will have to clean up the bead on tire as well as bead area of wheel before you can reglue it.
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    Most nail polish sold now doesn't have acetone. Boiling is probably your beat bet Hardware stores still sell acetone, but that's overkill for one time use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USABaja5 View Post
    Most nail polish sold now doesn't have acetone. Boiling is probably your beat bet Hardware stores still sell acetone, but that's overkill for one time use.
    lol


    LOL,Must admit I haven't bought any nail polish in a while,I just remember it used to have acetone as the main ingredient.
    Must be some modern day chemist's found a new use for it,or they found something better to do the job.
    Oh well,maybe your mom has a really old bottle around.
    It would be kinda silly to buy a hole bottle or gallon for a little job like that.
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    So I should use a cotton ball or something to get acetone between the pieces so it will melt the glue? Just remember this isnt tire glue its crazy glue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingersquirrel98 View Post
    So I should use a cotton ball or something to get acetone between the pieces so it will melt the glue? Just remember this isnt tire glue its crazy glue.
    If you find some acetone,it is what they tell you to use to get crazy clue apart.
    Its crazy clue's criptinight.(As in superman)
    Something like a q tip might work,a cotton ball would probably be better. You may need to wipe it on a few times.
    When we were kids and glued our fingers together with that stuff,that's how my mother got them undone.
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    I know it wont melt the wheel, but will it melt the hex? are they the same plastic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingersquirrel98 View Post
    I know it wont melt the wheel, but will it melt the hex? are they the same plastic?
    I never had your problem so I really cant say.
    Do you have an old hex laying around that you could do a test on?
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    my thought was just buy another hex to have on hand for when u have different wheels to put on, and just leave it the way it is. you can still take the wheel on and off(maybe a bit xtra prying) to work on things. Might be better than possibly messing up the wheel.
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    No it will not damage the hex. It's a much stronger plastic
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    It really doesn't matter if the hex is stuck it the wheel, it kind of sucks but it won't affect anything.

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    Do you need it off for any particular reason?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmbtr View Post
    Do you need it off for any particular reason?
    I need to change my wheels. Maybe for now I can change the other 3 but leave that one on. They are the same size... I need to change atleast one of them because the inside stripped and it wont grip on the hex.

    Also... I cant get to my LHS for a while because they are doing renovations and only open while I'm at school.
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    Get some hexes from eBay. A few dollars and you'll be set.
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    I dont do ebay anymore... too many bad experiences. Would the switching the other 3 only work for now if i cant get it off?
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    Thanks but I would really like to get it off rather than buy more as I just spent 50 bucks 3 days ago

    HA! Turns out it was t even glued in. It was just water the whole time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingersquirrel98 View Post
    HA! Turns out it was t even glued in. It was just water the whole time!
    Good form you.
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