burnsrk wrote:I used a wire brush wheel on a grinder to get the old tires off and thought it worked very well.
Me too. I've removed 3 different sets of old tires, and never had a problem.
I use the corner of a screwdriver to peel/pry/pull the tire away from the wheel in one spot, then stick the screwdriver between the tire and wheel and gently roll it loose. The tires always come off in one piece, with a minimum amount of old glue left on the wheel.
I use automotive brake cleaner to dissolve the old glue, then finish/buff with the wire wheel.