Suddenly I find myself with 2 bikes with tubular tires. Tires so old that the glue is a crusty mess. I've never worked with tubulars but I figure the fire thing to do would be to remove all the crud glue. So far I've tried Goo Off - citrus oil, slow very slow, Acetone - a little faster, evaporates quick and make my head spin, Lacquer Thinner - fastest - make me feel feverish. I've been dabbing w cotton balls and scraping with pop-sicle sticks and a machinist scribe. (yes wearing gloves)
Is there a better way to remove this crud, I've invested about 4 hrs and I'm only 1/2 done w 1 wheel. Any advice from the sew-up crowd?