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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Hi all,

What would be the best way to clean up old tubular rims? I'm struggling with removing decades old layers of glue on a set of Mavics.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:22 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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I always use a shallow pool of petrol in a tray type container , I`m sure I read it as a teenager in Steve Snowlings book ( former pro mechanic ) . I used the dirty petrol again in the lawnmower !


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks! The petrol does not affect the anodised coating?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:37 pm 
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Nope, solvents don't damage the anodising.....is any of the residue red / pink?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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No, it's all normal glue (brownish)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:18 pm 
Retro Guru

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Petrol here. Mine went in the chainsaw or the moped. A bit of glue left on is no problem if its smooth.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:27 pm 
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That's good news. Red usually means shellac which along with tardigrades can survive a nuclear war!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:13 pm 
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I use White Spirit and a brass wire brush. Doesn't effect the anodising. Just finished one this weekend.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Heat gun to soften it, use the handle of an old spoon to scrape off the bulk, then wipe off any residue with a cloth soaked in thinners. Not recommended for carbon rims, but fine on alloy.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:02 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
That's good news. Red usually means shellac which along with tardigrades can survive a nuclear war!

Meths ought to dissolve the old shellac stuff, no?


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