Re: [CR]Removing gobs of sew-up glue


Example: History:Norris Lockley

Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 09:54:18 -0100
To: "Eric Elman" <tr4play@home.com>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Harvey M. Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Removing gobs of sew-up glue
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I find that glue is easiest to remove with the aid of a small flame on a propane torch. gently heat one section (between two spoke holes) and wipe with a rag. Like cleaning wax off cross-country skis.

DO NOT attempt this with foam-filled rims: they will go Ka-Boing!

harvey sachs

At 08:22 AM 5/26/01 -0400, Eric Elman wrote:
>I know this was discussed way back but can't find the thread.
>
>I just picked up a really nice set of Campy Record hi-flange hubs laced to
>Mavic Champion Du Monde rims. The rims have GOBS and GOBS of 20 year old
>glue on them. What's the best and quickest way to remove this glue?
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Eric "never seen so much old glue" Elman