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Skinwall tire debris stuck to rim. How to remove?

Old 05-28-20, 12:14 PM
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Skinwall tire debris stuck to rim. How to remove?

I removed some skinwall tires from an old luxe competition wheelset. There are a lot of little bits from the skinwall stuck to the rim and It is very difficult to remove. Any tips?
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Old 05-28-20, 12:49 PM
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What kind of rims, what kind of tires, are you talking about sew ups or clinchers? Picture?

There's no such thing as a luxe competition wheelset. That's the name of a hub only. The rims attached to it could be anything.
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Nylon guitar picks make great scrapers that won't scratch.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Nylon guitar picks make great scrapers that won't scratch.
Yeah they do. Can be augmented with some goo gone or wd40 if necessary. Remove rim strip or tape first if solvent is used.

However, I suspect the OP may be talking about glue residue from tubular tires?? Normandy Luxe Competition hubs would have usually been built up as tubulars BITD. If this is the case refer to the sticky thread above: ^^^Totally Tubular.
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Old 05-28-20, 03:57 PM
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Sorry, they are aluminum weinmann clincher rims. I can post photos in a bit. I have been using a plastic scraper with wd40 but it is taking forever.

Thank you for all of the responses!
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Old 05-28-20, 04:13 PM
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Here is a photo. The rim simply says weinmann 700c and is not magnetic. Also, even though I pulled clincher tires off of it there is no visible hook on the rim.
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No hook on these, oldschhool, brake or carb cleaner in that order, nasty stuff, gloves, goggles etc, stout plastic scraper, small stainless or brass bristle brush and lots more elbow grease.
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twagster are you already schooled in tire compatibility with hookless rims?
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Fill the tub with hot, really hot, water. Put a portion of the rim into the hot water. Wait a minute or two and then, using a wooden scraper or soft brass brush, clean the debris away. My guess is that it will come off quite easily. I have used heat sources, gently sources, not powerful heat guns or open flame, to soften crusty handle bar tape, stickers and tubular tire glue. Give it a wee try. Let me know if it works in this application.
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Maybe some carb and choke cleaner usually helps to remove heavy dirt !!
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I have gotten goo similar to that off of alloy surfaces using a few methods...never seems to work twice however...
1. Soaking in Hot water and simple green in an oil drainage wash pan thingy.
2. Goo gone
3. Barkeepers friend and a toothbrush
4. Evaporust, oddly.
5. Ever-present plastic scraper with 1, 2, 3, 4
6. 2000 degree flame...with acid bath...then sandblasting...then trash can. Just kidding on this one. Maybe...
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A brass wire wheel in a drill does wonders for this kind of thing.
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