I bake mine in the oven. Look on you tube under ultimate rc page. Jage shows three ways of doing it. It stinks really bad and the foams are junk but the tire and rim are ok. Ive done it a few times with out any bad effects to the tires.:thumbsup:
Heat gun, work across the bead, wear gloves and when the fumes start to make your eyes water gently pull and should start popping off. I even did this track side at Bula for a fellow racer who had a busted wheel. Reused tire and foam with no problem.
acetone is the best method IMO for removing the tires from the wheels. put something in a container for the tires to sit on, the vapors do the work, so you only need acetone in the bottom of the container and make sure you put a lid on the container you use. will save the tires, wheels and foams, so you can reuse whatever you like. My brother just did this with a set of slicks he had mounted on slash wheels, dismounted them and remounted them on a set of hazard wheels for his SC10 4x4