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    Tufo extreme tubular tape - reuse

    Hi I've used Tufo extreme tape to mount a tubular on a full carbon rim, now I need to take the tire off to retrue the wheel. Can I reuse the tape if it comes off easily or should I use a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleng View Post
    Hi I've used Tufo extreme tape to mount a tubular on a full carbon rim, now I need to take the tire off to retrue the wheel. Can I reuse the tape if it comes off easily or should I use a new one.

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    TUFO tape is great stuff but it is notorious for being a complete hassle to remove. If you can get the tire off without destroying it the tape will not likely be usable. I would suggest trying to true it without removing the tire. If its a radial problem, or the spokes use hex head nipples, and the tire has to come off...expect to at least replace the base tape. This stuff is called extreme for a reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech View Post
    TUFO tape is great stuff but it is notorious for being a complete hassle to remove. If you can get the tire off without destroying it the tape will not likely be usable. I would suggest trying to true it without removing the tire. If its a radial problem, or the spokes use hex head nipples, and the tire has to come off...expect to at least replace the base tape. This stuff is called extreme for a reason.
    Thanks for the reply, unfortunately the tubular has to come off as its a Reynolds carbon rim and you can only get access to the spoke nipples via the rim bed.

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    I've taken the tape off, it would actually be reuseable, but for peace of mind I'll replace it.
    The high tape adhesion to the rim did not change when I pulled it off (pretty hard to get off) and replaced it back, the adhesion of the tape to the tire was only slightly reduced by the adhesion of cotton particles when pulling the tire off the rim.

    This tape is brilliant as it leave absolutely no residue on the rim or the tire, both are like new

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleng View Post
    I've taken the tape off, it would actually be reuseable, but for peace of mind I'll replace it.
    The high tape adhesion to the rim did not change when I pulled it off (pretty hard to get off) and replaced it back, the adhesion of the tape to the tire was only slightly reduced by the adhesion of cotton particles when pulling the tire off the rim.

    This tape is brilliant as it leave absolutely no residue on the rim or the tire, both are like new
    Wow...you are pretty lucky to not have a mess to deal with. The few times I have had to take this stuff off it was an absolute pain. Perhaps the carbon rim is a bit easier to deal with. Glad to hear the tire didn't get damaged. How long did you have it on there?
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