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Tire Iron with poly protection for rims

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by reckedracing, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    so i just got a manual tire changer in and i have a question...

    it came with a "demount" bar, or tire iron, or however you wanna say it... but it FUCKS rims up royally, scrathes and such...

    so during the course of my searching for the tire changer I found a set of tire irons that had some polyurethane coating to protect rims... but now i can't seem to find it...

    so if anyone has any info on where to find these things i would greatly appreciate it, or if you have any ideas how to fix the one i have to protect rims i would appreciate it

    i have tried using pvc tubing, tape, gafting, duct, and electrical, i have also tried rags etc etc...

    thanks in advance
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Maybe Sears, mine has that :p
     
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    damn you to hell
    lol

    < = jealous

    so what is yours like?
    a long bar? ot the 15" long spoon type?
    do oyu have a manual changer? if so do you like it?

    thanks for the reply

    well, i checked both sears.com and craftsman.com and neither had anything damn it
    lol
    i think the set i saw was on ebay and it has various poly coated tools but it was like $150, where did you get yours?you know the name of it? are you happy with it? you wanna sell it? lol
     
  4. cycloneb18c3

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    somewhere they got stuff you can dip tools in, like handles and it puts a rubber coating on it. www.harborfreight.com i belive has it
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    It's just a lugwrench with a then rubber cover over the outside.
     
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    lol, already thought about that cyclone, and i think it would rip the dipped stuff right off...

    and your lug wrench is a tire iron, or just a lug wrench?

    i'm talking about the kind that you use to mount and dismount tires...

    thanks again
     
  7. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Four point. You could get some of the polyurethane used for solidifying mounts, and dip the end in it, just be sure to tape up the hole for the nut.
     
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    SixtySecondAssassin Senior Member

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    i use a breaker bar and a long socket. it doesnt touch the rim plus you get the added benifit of the joint at the end.
     
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    umm I think you guys are refering to the tool used to remove wheels from cars, reckedracing is talking about a tool used to remove/install tires onto wheels :)
     
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    You're right, I'm tired. and no the ones at our shop are just the metal spoon looking ones, all hydraulic.
     
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    if your talking about the big tire machines that rotate the rim and use a "spoony thing" to wrap the bead around the rim. Try setting the spoon back away from the rim so its not touching it. Try about 1/2 inch away cuz when the tire starts going on itll pull the spoon towards the rim. Thats what ive always done with alloy rims at work, well the old work ( just got a new job :D ) and its worked great. Ive even had people refer friends to ask for me to install tires for them cuz i dont scratch them like the other butchers in the shop.

    Hope that helps
    Sean
     
  13. reckedracing

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    all you lucky fucks with your auto tire machines
    lol

    i got one of the old school bolt the bitch to the floor and take the tire off with good ole elbow grease
    lol

    so thanks for all the advice but i think we're on diffrent pages
     
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