Always try to avoid the use of solvents on a base tape.
It's a tissue, it absorbs and transfers these solvents to whatever the manufacturer has used to bond this base tape to the casing.
View using such solvents as cleaning a rim to get rid of old cement residues but through a cloth based filter if you like.
The effect is slower, hidden from the naked eye, yet it is still there. IOW a time bomb.
Quite often I receive PMs asking me this or that about what tubular to use for training etc. While I know of a few decent tubulars that are relatively cheap and yet quite race worthy, most cheap tubulars are just plain junk in every respect of the word.
Especially, and this is key, when it comes to the bond between the base tape and its casing.
In a nutshell they're a false economy, a safety hazard. Heck, the entire concept of training whilst using different arms than when you go to a proper battle rings false.
Train harder not cheaper.
Sorry about the diversion. It's really one of these never ending circular topics.....
@Louis, le grand chef canadien: Instead of using solvents, don't be afraid to use a hard nylon brush or even a spin in the washing machine at low temp to remove some of that dirt will do less harm than soaking it with, well you know....
We all know the misses won't like it because the misses won't understand. So, explain it.