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Old 09-21-16, 11:31 AM
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Paint stripper in wheel eyelets

Some Citristrip made it into three eyelets on a wheel I have. I was stripping paint off of the brake track (Ryhnolite XL camo painted, laced to disc hubs)

The wheel is laced up and it looks impossible to remove all of the paint stripper from the three eyelets it dripped into

How much damage could this cause? I don't want to bother with them if the eyelets are going to rot loose. I didn't like the wheelset to begin with, so if it's dead I'm okay with that
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Take it to a self serve car wash and blast it with some high pressure soapy water for a few minutes and then rinse.
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Check the MSDS on the stripper for what it takes to neutralize it.

Who would have thought that neutralizing strippers would ever come up on BF?
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
Check the MSDS on the stripper for what it takes to neutralize it.

Who would have thought that neutralizing strippers would ever come up on BF?
Ha, thanks.

Looks like Citristrip sells their own special cleaner but everyone uses mineral spirits.

I don't have much to lose so I guess I'll dump some on there and see
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Old 09-21-16, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Pukeskywalker View Post
I didn't like the wheelset to begin with, so if it's dead I'm okay with that
Ship the wheelset to me for proper disposal, no charge.
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Put some more stripper on the nipples. Wait for the new, fresh stripper to soften the existing stripper, then hose it off.
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Originally Posted by Mr IGH View Post
Put some more stripper on the nipples. Wait for the new, fresh stripper to soften the existing stripper, then hose it off.
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Originally Posted by richart View Post
Take it to a self serve car wash and blast it with some high pressure soapy water for a few minutes and then rinse.
Probably the best course of action. The ingredients in the MSDS are largely water soluble. There is some petroleum distillate in it but that will evaporate quickly. The citric oils in the mixture is okay with the stainless eyelets but can harm the aluminum rim and the brass nipples of the spokes. The harm wouldn't happen immediately...it's not going to fizz...but over time it could promote corrosion.
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This is an odd enough thread that I think I'm okay to piggy-back on it rather than start a new one.


I've been using a water based stripper on a painted frame I had laying around. When I was done, I used a rag and soapy water to clean the frame off and threw the rag back in the bowl and put it away without thinking about it.

Yesterday I needed some soapy water to seat a tire bead and grabbed this same bowl and rag to do it before I realized I never threw them away.

If the rag was basically immersed in water the whole time while stripping, is there any chance there'd be any residual stripper left in it? It's also probably been a month or more since I used the stripper (so I imagine most of it has evaporated).


Today the wheel looks normal to me.


Thanks!

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