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Removing Wheelset Decal Goo

Old 03-01-09, 08:56 PM
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Removing Wheelset Decal Goo

What should I use? I am currently using degreaser and a rag and just pushing it off basically, its kind of working. Is there a problem with using degreaser? Whats the best way?
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Old 03-01-09, 09:02 PM
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Hair dryer or Hot air gun and glue remover like Goo Gone from a hardware store works best.
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Old 03-01-09, 09:02 PM
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Degreaser or Goo Gone/Goof Off if it's an alloy rim.

I'd be hesitant to use adhesive removers on CF rims, but I'll have to plead ignorance.
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Old 03-01-09, 09:14 PM
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goo gone, mineral spirits, rubbing alcohol all work great. Sometimes citris degreaser will work too. I generally default to MS or RA. Some say WD40, I've never used it though.

Hint: let it "soak". Put the wheel horizontal, in a way that you can moisten the goo with some solvent and it won't run right off. Let it sit for a while. That will soften it up and it will come off w/ very little effort.
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I tried removing wheel decals recently and found nothing worked. I attacked the rims with a heat gun, GooGone, acetone, degreaser, etc. I never got it all off and I spent hours. Good luck.
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I'd be hesitant to use adhesive removers on CF rims, but I'll have to plead ignorance.
Epoxy, the matrix material in carbon fiber reinforce plastic, is extremely resistance to solvents. You can use acetone if you want with no worries.
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try acetone to clean and remove decals, then use denatured alochol to clean after, works for me,,,P.S. use gloves, nitrate ones from costco
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Take the tires off if you didn't do that. I find it easier.
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+1, wd-40 is the best.
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Old 03-02-09, 03:00 AM
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Hair dryer and goo gone. I've done it.
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