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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:41 pm 

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Hi, does anybody know how easy it is to remove tubular glue off the exalith brake track. I use white spirits on carbon rims, but will this be detrimental to the exalith coating.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:23 pm 

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I once had a chat to the guys that own the company that do the coating process - it is at a molecular level within the metallic structure so should not be affected by any solvents

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:34 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:53 am 

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It can't be any different than a hard-anodized rim of old...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:26 am 

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This apparently is a very tough coating, and should not be affected.

It uses a very high temperature (1500 degrees? Not sure of exact number), and can achieve deep penetration into the aluminum.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:18 am 

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A drop of petrol/gasoline is best for getting rim glue off brake tracks and I doubt it would trouble the exalith coating. Alcohol doesn't really do the job.

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