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    Removing Tubular Glue

    I'm just starting the process of gluing up a new tubular to a used reynolds carbon rim and need to remove the old glue. I got some goo gone and have been attempting that and it helps a little but not as much as I had hoped. Is there any substitute for good old fashioned scraping and repeated goo gone application to clean off all the old glue?

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    acetone is the standard product for sew-up glue removal... the glue is nasty stuff, and the acetone is maybe even nastier

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    I was told that a little of the old glue left on the rim was fine. Just don't leave any large blobs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight
    I was told that a little of the old glue left on the rim was fine. Just don't leave any large blobs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    As long as the old glue is firmly attached, there is no reason to scrape to bare metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight
    I was told that a little of the old glue left on the rim was fine. Just don't leave any large blobs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    Yea, thats about right.......and so is Sluggo, acetone is what I used to use, but then again, that was eons ago and back then the only carbon was in a pencil....I'd check into using acetone on carbon wheels. You might try posting over in the road section.....someone ought to know.

    good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forensicchemist
    Yea, thats about right.......and so is Sluggo, acetone is what I used to use, but then again, that was eons ago and back then the only carbon was in a pencil....I'd check into using acetone on carbon wheels. You might try posting over in the road section.....someone ought to know.

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    I've found that acetone does a really poor job on adhesives. Mineral spirits work better and would be less likely to damage the carbon fiber. If you go over to Cole Parmer you can see that acetone has a slight effect on the epoxy while mineral spirits doesn't.

    As an added benefit, mineral spirits are less toxic and less flammable.
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