Jan 8, 2004 1:10 PM
|What is the best way to remove old glue from tubular rims?
|re: Tubular Glue||one_speed|
Jan 8, 2004 1:23 PM
|i've used a couple things that work well, "brake clean" which is really wicked stuff used by mechanics to clean parts. and "goof off," which is what i currently use and can be purchased at hardware and maybe even grocery stores. works pretty well. i use an old truing stand, apply while rotating the wheel, and keep it going for a while (a good 5 minutes or so) so it doesn't all go to one side. then, wipe down with a rag and do it again. sometimes you may need to budge the thicker stuff with a tire lever. be careful where you use this, as it's one hell of a paint remover.keep it away from your hubs too, can't imagine it would be too good on the seals and such. i recommend doing it outside, or at least in a very well ventilated area. wicked fumes. good luck!|
|re: Tubular Glue||stinkyhelmet|
Jan 8, 2004 1:32 PM
|I use paint thinner to clean up my hands after a glue job but have never used it to clean a rim. I have never completely removed old glue from rims before, just scraped the big chunks away. The application of fresh will re-fresh and partially dissolve the old glue.|
|depends on the glue...||Arnold Zefal|
Jan 8, 2004 2:10 PM
|if it's a clear type glue 'ala Conti then Naptha does a pretty good job. if it's neat glue job already, sometimes the Naptha will reactivate the stuff that's on there and you can just add a new layer or two (of the same type of glue. if it's the old red Tubasti stuff then use paint stripper. put plastic down cuz it's a mess. but it will get that rim sparkling clean. read the directions as most need to be flushed with water after all the gunk is off.|
|Think aromatic||Kerry Irons|
Jan 8, 2004 5:20 PM
|You want to find a solvent with a high aromatic content. Go to your hardware store or paint store and start reading labels. Solvents with words like toluene, toluol, xylene, xylol should do the trick.|
|Don't, unless you really need to:||Dave_Stohler|
Jan 8, 2004 5:37 PM
|Old glue can actually increase your holding strength. There is absolutely no need to clean down to bare metal. Who's gonna see it, anyway?
I met a guy once who was so anal-retentive that he cleaned all the glue off his rims every time he changed his tires! Don't become like that.
|re: Tubular Glue||shopclass69|
Jan 9, 2004 5:28 AM
|What about using TUFO glue strips on top of old glue?|| |