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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!skippy pinfish
Feb 5, 2003 4:23 PM
I just glued a conti spinter on my zipps and had trouble mounting the tire. I got glue all over the rim and tire. I have mounted 2 tires before, but they were conti giros. The spinters were very difficult and the glue is everywhere. What can I use to get the glue off the tire and rim, it looks awful. Thanks Skippy
well, since you used all the exclamation points...DougSloan
Feb 5, 2003 4:53 PM
I'd be happy to help.

Paint thinner/mineral spirits works.

Did you stretch them first?

well, since you used all the exclamation points...Akirasho
Feb 5, 2003 5:49 PM
... a citrus based solvent such as "Goo Gone" is also an option... whatever you use, be careful to keep said away from your rim/tire interface (capillary action)... and cutting back on the coffee will probably help with the exclamations...

Be the bike.
It could be worse....MR_GRUMPY
Feb 5, 2003 6:37 PM
I remember well, the first time I glued on a tire. I was outside on my front step,(having been kicked out of the house by my wife) getting glue all over the sidewalls and the rim and my fingers, when I set the tire down for a moment. When I stood up, I knocked the wheel off the steps unto the lawn, that I had just finished mowing. What a mess. Glue, grass and dirt. I managed to clean off the rim, but the tire always drew stares.... What a hoot.
Feb 5, 2003 8:10 PM
available at any hardware or paint store. if you are using the Conti glue, the naptha works very well. I just glued up two sets of Sprinters. I let them stretch inflated on unglued rims for about a week and they went right on without a hitch. nice tires too. I just stared riding tubeulars again and really like the Sprinters.
ski-wax remover, or WD-40 works too. nmSpunout
Feb 6, 2003 4:26 AM
re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mackgoo
Feb 6, 2003 9:53 AM
Zipp told me acetone.