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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:15 pm 
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Hey guys,

Any tricks to help remove old glue from carbon wheels? Any advice would be much appreciated!

Thanks

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Hi,

You could use a piece of cloth dipped in petrol or white spirit to rub down the rim bed.
The glue will soften after a few minutes.

Ciao, :wink:

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I have heard paint thinner works, but have yet to try it. However, I would be hesitant to try it with carbon wheels. In the past I have used a head gun and an old butter knife and got most of it off with out doing any damage to my rims.

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My LBS uses contact cement remover. Works well but is quite a lot of effort.


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