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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:16 am 
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My Cinder Cone has reflective stickers all around the rims, between the spoke nipples. Probably handy for commuting at night but definitely not as retro-cool as a '90 Cinder Cone deserves. Are there any old wives tricks for removing these bloody things? Taking the actual reflective part off is easy but then I'm left with the sticky part.

Any tips gratefully received.... I don't want anything too abrasive as I don't want to scratch the rims.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:43 am 
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If you can use a hairdryer from the start, you will have a lot less glue left on the rims.

Personally I use oil (the kind you put on a chain) to make the glue loosen and then scratch it off with my thumb. Doesn't make any scratches on the rims, but you'll need to wash the braking surfaces afterwards.
I use vinegar for that, far cheaper than brake cleaners and just as effective.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:49 am 
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+1 for the oil suggestion above; I use WD40 and an old tea towel...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:57 am 
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As above - warm with hair dryer to remove the stickers, then I use a bit of white spirit on a washing-up scourer pad, it is very effective at removing the sticky residue. You will want to wear nitrile gloves and do it outside though ie: don't breath in the fumes! It is never something I look forward to doing!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Thanks chaps, much appreciated. Will wait until SWMBO is out before requisitioning the hairdryer for garage duties. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
Thanks chaps, much appreciated. Will wait until SWMBO is out before requisitioning the hairdryer for garage duties. :D


:lol: I wonder how many of us on here do this.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:51 pm 
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I have my own Hairdryer :oops: Not for hair as I don't have much :( specially for sticker removal :roll: I then use either WD 40 or metal polish like silvo/brasso wadding.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:17 pm 
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I have her old one for fast drying stuff in the shed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:22 am 
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This stuff is awesome. Spray on, leave for five minutes and wipe off. I was amazed at how effective it is.

http://www.staples.co.uk/pens-tape-desk ... tAodgisAsA


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:03 am 
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Good idea Ben, I'll look out for something like that. :D


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