Old 02-08-14, 06:48 PM
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I just did 4 sets of wheels last season- as I switched from Continental to Mastik 1..

The best thing I found was "Vm&P Naptha"

This stuff works better than all the other solvents I've tried (orange degreaser, acetone...)
The issue is they are not bringing it into California anymore. My Home Depot had some on hand- so once I realized how amazing this stuff was I went back and stocked up.. I'm on my last can now..

The way I got the best results was:
Put a lot of it on a rag- with the wheel in a truing stand turn the wheel while wiping with the rag.
I found it went better if I didn't scrub super hard in one spot- but just keep the rag soaked and apply pressure while spinning the wheel..

Once it starts to dissolve- focus on smaller areas....

You need to wipe the rim with acetone after, since the Naptha leaves a residue..

I'd say it takes about 25minutes a wheel- not really hard work... But it's time consuming.
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