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Old 10-08-10, 06:57 PM   #1
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Removing adhesive

What do you guys use to remove adhesive from your bike?

E.g. bar tape residue, stickers on wheels, etc...
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Old 10-08-10, 07:02 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-10, 07:02 PM   #3
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Minneral spirits, alcohol and sometimes gasoline.
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Old 10-08-10, 07:43 PM   #4
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Try using lint-rollers, tear off a sheet (plastic sheets, I haven't tried paper ones), and you can use it to pull off the adhesive (that hasn't already collected tons of lint/dust and become inadhesive).
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Minneral spirits, alcohol and sometimes gasoline.
Add in WD40, dishsoap and nail polish remover and you have most of the items I have used.
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I use a hair dryer to heat up stubborn stickers. Finger nail polish remover to take off the leftover adhesive.
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goo gone and a diaper cloth/dry sponge.

seriously. if you can't get it off with that, you are a lifelong failure.
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Old 10-08-10, 08:08 PM   #8
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i use ronson lighter fluid....works great
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Goo Gone and blue shop rags.
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WD40 and a rag. Goo gone would probably work better though. heat gun for stickers.
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GOO GONE. It smells nice too.
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Or just go to the hardware store and buy anything that's labeled "adhesive remover".
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A hammer and a screwdriver.
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A hammer and a screwdriver.
I've heard this works best.
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Orange goo gone/off
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A hammer and a screwdriver.
Hah. That's for lockrings.

Fingernails are for adhesive removal.
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