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    OK, Armchair Chemists...Gorilla Glue Residue?

    EDIT: Title should say TAPE and not glue!

    Whatchya got?
    I have a very stubborn case on my carbon rims.
    i have tried
    Goo Gone
    Goof Off
    Isopropyl Alcohol
    Acetone
    Brake Cleaner
    Parts Cleaner
    Citric Acid
    Paint Stripper
    Gasoline
    White Gas

    Nothing even remotely touches it.
    just ordered some Methylene Chloride, but I don’t wanna fuck up the carbon.
    thoughts?
    Try it nao?
    Last edited by rideit; 11-28-2020 at 04:14 PM.
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    Peanut butter. Sparingly applied.
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    EDIT:

    The title should say TAPE and not glue.
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    Can't believe goof off + elbow grease doesn't work.
    In stubborn cases, I have taken a piece of a rag and saturated with goof off and left it sitting on the residue to 'soak' for a while, and it loosened up.

    Any chance what's left isn't gorilla tape residue per se, but some kind of marring left on the sealer/finish of the carbon?
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    I’m a chemist, so apparently I can’t post in this thread.

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    I know, I’ll boil some acetone.
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    Say, why are you taping your carbon rims?

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    Hair dryer or heat gun. Heat slowly should peel right off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Say, why are you taping your carbon rims?
    To make them tubeless, duh. GT makes an amazing impromptu rim strip when you are camping/etc. But there are consequences.
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    I used mineral spirits to remove the Gorilla residue on my rims, then cleaned them with alcohol to remove the mineral spirits residue.
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    M.S. didn’t even make a dent.
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    The Methylene Chloride I ordered is like that stuff on steroids.
    (Look at my list of stuff I tried, this goo is incredible)
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    I successfully used a mixture of stuff that included the orange degreaser and Simple Green. I should have kept better notes, but I believe soaking it with SG helped the most--what I can't remember for sure is whether I hit it with brake cleaner, WD40 and/or PB Blaster beforehand. All three were definitely considered. The final rinse was isopropyl alcohol, but it did nothing to soften the chunks. Good luck--and let us know what finally works!
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    Wallpaper stripper works well on tape residue. Never tried it on a carbon rim.

    Have you tried a scotchbrite pad? - probably standard green would do it.


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    I use Marine Debonder at work on my boats when nothing else will touch adhesive or sealants. It is the only thing that will remove 3M 4200 adhesives once cured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    The Methylene Chloride I ordered is like that stuff on steroids.
    (Look at my list of stuff I tried, this goo is incredible)
    Yeah I was intentionally suggesting a less toxic alternative. BTW have you tried the old trick of using fresh gorilla tape to pull off the residue?

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    OK, Armchair Chemists...Gorilla Glue Residue?

    If you taped them yourself = you deserve it.
    If a shop taped them = go back to the shop and tell them to go fuck themselves.
    Not trying to start the old debate, but I believe that gorilla tape does not belong anywhere on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    Wallpaper stripper works well on tape residue. Never tried it on a carbon rim.

    Have you tried a scotchbrite pad? - probably standard green would do it.

    I used a wire brush on a drill...all it did was goo up the wire brush, making it unusable. Didn’t touch the goo whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    If you taped them yourself = you deserve it.
    If a shop taped them = go back to the shop and tell them to go fuck themselves.
    Not trying to start the old debate, but I believe that gorilla tape does not belong anywhere on a bike.
    I think you didn't see my comment that it was a repair in the desert, it was the only thing I had on hand that would work. And work it does, but there are consequences.
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    I bought some from a lab supply company, I listed the purpose as ‘educational’.
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    I thought this thread was about ACE
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    I am going to say xylene.
    What if "Alternative" energy wasn't so alternative ?

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