Help with Tubulars (Cleanup)

by phax71   May 31, 2012  

Heh all..

So got my Tubs on my spangly new tubulars (and GODDAMN FINE they look too) ..

I used Tub Tape and it's done a good job but there is some of the adhesive visible on one of the sidewalls, to the extent where it looks really ugly and mos def needs a cleanup (they're black sidewalls).

I've read that you can use Lighter Fluid to remove the excess but I dont have any here ... I do have plenty of White Spirit and am wondering whether this is advisable??

The Brake tracks on the wheels are spotless, just the tyre sidewall that needs attention.


Any advice?


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I'm just about to start using tub tape after always using glue. The best way to get the glue off the rims is to heat it with a hairdrier, not sure if it's the same with tape but it sort of makes sense in my mind.

I'd be interested to hear how you get on!


posted by Alex.wall [11 posts]
20th June 2012 - 8:05


I used Acetone in the end and they've come up real nice..

I think I'd be reticent in using a hairdryer on these due to the braking surface.

Cannae fault the tub tape, it seems to be great stuff.

Me, Myself and I

posted by phax71 [324 posts]
20th June 2012 - 9:07

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