Removing Glue from Carbon Tubular's???

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by Massim

Hey guys,

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


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by fdegrove


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.

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by MaaseyRacer

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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by c50jim

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

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