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help with mounting sew-ups................(7 posts)

help with mounting sew-ups................skippy pinfish
Dec 14, 2002 4:59 PM
I'm mounting sew-ups on zipps, my lbs advised removing excess glue from side of tire and rim, but I can't remember if he said mineral spirits or paint thinner. Which is it or does it matter? I'm not mounting until I'm sure.Please advise, thanks Mark
re: I'm an AS(cetone) man myself...Akirasho
Dec 14, 2002 6:57 PM

... I've also used a bit of Naptha (moth ball in liquid form)... These seem to leave little to no residues. At any rate, use a minimal amounts in a well ventilated (open flame free) area and take care when using any solvents on composite wheels.

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Goof Off perhaps?niteschaos
Dec 14, 2002 9:59 PM
I think I read on a much earlier post that they removed the stickers from their zip rims with Goof Off (also used to remove latex paint) as recommended by Zipp.
.Be carefull mateNoam
Dec 15, 2002 2:10 AM
Do not use solvents on the tires!!! For the rim it is ok to use solvents. Petrol will do. Acetone also. But again, do not dissolve your dear tires.
Tire messMR_GRUMPY
Dec 15, 2002 7:21 PM
As the above post said, once you get glue on your sidewalls, it's there for good. Just don't let the wheel fall onto your lawn, just after you cut it. Gas will take it off the rim, but use a small amout on a rag, OUTSIDE... It may sound stupid, but I can get a tire on a rim without mess, by using my feet. After the tire and rim are coated, I take off my shoes and sox, put the valve in the hole, flip the wheel around, sit down and put my toes on either side of the valve hole. I can then pull the tire towards me and lift it onto the rim without any mess at all. You might get a little glue on your legs, but if you shave them, it's no problem cleaning it off... (Not good if you don't shave)
re: help with mounting sew-ups................JimP
Dec 16, 2002 2:10 PM
Mineral spirits or paint thinner will work but not as well as naptha (lighter fluid). It is much easier to get the excess off while it is still soft. A little on a rag and wipe the rim. If you are careful you won't have to remove much.

aromatic solventsKerry
Dec 16, 2002 4:55 PM
look for something that says toluene (toluol) or xylene (or xylenol). Pain thinners are a common source, but they are not all the same. My experience with everything from Tubasti to Clement to Conti glues was that acetone didn't work well at all. The recommendation for gasoline/petrol is because it has a high aromatic content.