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Removing tubby glue?


Stretched@Birth
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I have some old alu track rims that I'm restoring for a fixie project. I'm trying to remove all of the old glue, and have had limited success with thinners and better success with acetone. It's a time consuming job, any bright ideas how I can shortcut the process?

 

I know some would say leave the glue on, but it's probably close on 30 years old, so would rather start afresh.

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nitromors paint stripper.

Never thought of trying that, it's very aggressive on paint, suppose it will sort the glue chop chop. Also considering soaking in acetone for a while, will try that first...

 

Heart Coppi, you'd probably know where I can find a locking for a Campi track hub? The ring on mine is gone.

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Leave it on.

 

I never ever removed old glue.

 

30 year old glue is like a 1953 Rothschild, or an aged cuban cigar. Pure Gold.

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Leave it on.

 

I never ever removed old glue.

 

30 year old glue is like a 1953 Rothschild, or an aged cuban cigar. Pure Gold.

That does it then, the glue stays... :) Will just clean off the bits where it's been smeared onto the inside of the rim. Bit of Brasso, some new tubbies, and the wheels should be all good!

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