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got stuck again (literally). Please help tubular users!(7 posts)

got stuck again (literally). Please help tubular users!jarraa
Jul 12, 2002 3:50 AM
After gaining some composure from flatening my corsa CX at little over 1000 miles, I glued on another one (at home). In the midst of running around, I made a fatal mistake of thinking I could glue ona tubular tire quickly. Well, Got glue on the rim braking surface and the tires. How do I remove the glue without destroying/weakening the bond between the base tape and the rim. Thanks.

p.s.> Any simple around the household solution would be of much help.
Jul 12, 2002 3:54 AM
Be careful not to get it between the base tape and the rim but it will work to remove glue from the braking surface and tire.
"Goof-off" will work also...biknben
Jul 12, 2002 5:44 AM
Goof-off is found in paint supply departments for cleaning up dripped paint.
Careful with Goof OffBipedZed
Jul 12, 2002 5:59 AM
Goof Off contains toluene which is a stronger solvent than acetone on glue. I use Goof Off to completely strip old glue off of rims and use acetone for clean up. If you adequately stretch the tubular and let the glue cure then the need for clean up should be minimal or not necessary at all.
Goof Off oily?DougSloan
Jul 12, 2002 7:19 AM
It seems to me that Goof Off is a little bit oily, so I don't use it on rims. I use paint thinner (mineral spirits) or brake cleaner.

re: got stuck again (literally). Please help tubular users!Akirasho
Jul 12, 2002 9:11 AM
... I'm unfamiliar with "Goof Off" so I'm not sure if it's the same thing... but you can "carefully" use a bit of "Goo Gone" to remove excess glue (also works great for getting glue off your finger)...

It's citrus based, and while a bit "oily", it can be cleaned with Dawn detergent in warm water.

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re: got stuck again (literally). Please help tubular users!JimP
Jul 12, 2002 10:05 AM
I use naptha (lighter fluid) to clean the rims. You can also use naptha to thin the glue if you want to paint on thin coats.