Rubbing alcohol, Ceya? That's a hard way to go with some of the glues out there.
Assuming you have alloy rims, get a can of Goof-Off at any hardware store or paint store. It dissolves just about everything and, unlike acetone, doesn't evaporate so fast that it doesn't get to work properly. Once it's done its job, it may leave a thin film on the rim that can interfere with a really strong tubular tire glue joint, so that's when to use the acetone and clean off any film, remaining oil, etc. Then you have a pristine metal surface for a solid glue job.
Do note that Goof-Off (and all these solvents) are best used with gloves on. They're all flammable so don't just throw the rag in your basement, garage, or garbage can -- hang it on a tree or somewhere so it can dry out completely before putting it anywhere that spontaneous combustion can occur. And finally, Goof-Off will remove the manufacturer's labels from your rims, so just keep them from getting doused in the stuff.