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


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From: "John Everett" <jeverett@wwa.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 13:24:54 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Removing gobs of sew-up glue
In-reply-to: <002401c0e5de$97c8e600$3004b418@enfld1.ct.home.com>


> 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?

I don't know if this is the best or quickest, but it worked for me. I folded up some aluminum foil to make a little trough about 8" long, and inch or so wide, and about 1 1/2" deep. I set a section of the rim in the trough and poured in some acetone. After letting it sit for a half hour or so the glue came off, albeit not easily. Using this method I was able to thorougly clean a pair of thirty plus year old Mavic Montlhéry rims in a couple of days. It wasn't any fun, but the results were worth the effort.

jeverett@wwa.com (John V. Everett)