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    Default I'm a dumbass - help needed - tubular woes

    CX season is over and I thought it was time to convert my wheels back to road use. Last night, I peeled off the CX tires to find the crappy tubular tape cemented on my sweet ass Ambrosio F20 rims. Oops.

    What I did mid CX season was try the "Belgian Method" of Mastik 1 and tape instead of waiting to use the tried and true glue technique that had never let me down over the years. :(

    Long story short, here I was, at 11 pm, out of beer, in 9 degrees temps outside my garage swearing that the F$#ing tape wont come off. I tried Goo-Gone, Goof Off and straight Acetone with a scotch brite pad and puddy knife and the sh!t is still on the rims.

    Needless to say, I learned my lesson but I still need these wheels since they are the only ones I have at the moment.

    Anyone have napalm I could use? Next stop is a wire brush and a dremel.
    Is that a good/bad idea?
     

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    I think the cold temperatures might be a part of your problem. If you bring the glue up to room temperature (or higher, with a hairdryer or CAREFULLY with a heat-gun), and give it another go, you might have better luck.
     

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    + 1 on the hair dryer. It makes a world of difference.
    we are about to break the surly bonds of gravity and punch the face of God!

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    I'll give it another shot tonight once they warm up indoors and supplement with with a hair drying this time- just not with acetone laced rags. Thanks.
     

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    you also need more beer. make sure you pick some up on the way home.
    we are about to break the surly bonds of gravity and punch the face of God!

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    Don't use solvent. Personally I leave anything solid in place as long as it is not lumpy and use a shaped dull chisel to knock down high spots. YEP a heat gun on low is most excellent but pls wear gloves.

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