Dried stans on carbon rims

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  • Dried stans on carbon rims
  • J273
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    Has anyone any tips on removing dried stans residue on carbon rims? being carbon i dont fancy using anything too harsh and damaging them.

    Can anyone recommend anything as its a right pita to remove.

    dirtyrider
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    just removed a load of decals of my rims using this, would assume it will work on stan’s

    http://www.diy.com/departments/evo-stik-external-adhesive-cleaner-250ml/254737_BQ.prd

    Houns
    Member

    Warm soapy water

    J273
    Member

    Yeah tried the warm soapy water and it wont shift it.

    @Dirtyrider – Have you used that evo stik with carbon rims?

    Premier Icon krixmeister
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    Hmm – I use warm soapy water and an old toilet brush. By old I mean one that’s been cleaning my bicycle for a couple of years, not one that was retired from toilet usage… Anyway – that works for me. You could also try a tiny bit of laundry detergent instead of dish soap.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Bit of friction is the best way imo, it just rolls off if you rub it with a thumb. But you’ve got to be careful not to blister your fingers!

    Premier Icon krixmeister
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    Hmm – I use warm soapy water and an old toilet brush. By old I mean one that’s been cleaning my bicycle for a couple of years, not one that was retired from toilet usage… Anyway – that works for me. You could also try a tiny bit of laundry detergent instead of dish soap.

    scoobaru
    Member

    IPA, or isopropyl alcohol is pretty safe and works better than soapy water. Use with an old towel/facecloth for a bit of lifting action. If you plan on servicing a shock/fork IPA is useful for cleaning that too.

    J273
    Member

    Thanks I’ve got some IPA so I’ll try that. Tbh I wouldn’t normally care and it’s been like this since I mounted the tyres months ago but thinking of selling them so could do with trying to remove it.

    This stuff won’t roll off with a finger its properly baked on and nothing seems to budge it.

    Will give IPA a try though.

    dirtyrider
    Member

    Yes I used the evo stick stuff on my ENVE rims

    Premier Icon benpinnick
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    Xylene is the real deal for latex removal, it is however quite toxic and fairly pungent stuff. I’d buy a small can, treat it carefully and never use it indoors 😉

    jonba
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    At the risk of being a massive chemistry pedant Xylene isn’t particularly toxic but it contains an amount (often large) of ethyl benzene which is. I wouldn’t use it on carbon rims though in any case as it is likely to damamge the top clear layer of resin.

    Personally I’d try a pencil eraser before testing solvents.

    nikk
    Member

    Ride it. Wash it as normal. Done.

    Or if you can’t do that, pick it off / rub it off with finger.

    Next time, spray wheel with water when setting up tubeless. Helps spot leakage as well.

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