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OK this is not about the pros and cons of tubeless. I am using them for the first time this year so I will make my own mind up on that but I would like some advice from the tubeless users out there.

I have had a number of punctures which fortunately have managed to seal themselves but not before frame and my hairy legs got caked in the sealant. Any advice of easily getting it off (bike and legs)?

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hawkinspeter [2141 posts] 1 month ago
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Fire.

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Vejnemojnen [287 posts] 1 month ago
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just remove all the hair. It's disgusting, and uncomfortable, esp. in heat.  1 

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nniff [251 posts] 1 month ago
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Either of the above, or GT85/WD40/Bike spray on a cloth for the bike,  a shower and patience for your legs

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Deeferdonk [199 posts] 1 month ago
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Vejnemojnen wrote:

just remove all the hair. It's disgusting, and uncomfortable, esp. in heat.  1 

how is leg hair disgusting and uncomfortable?

Shaving/waxing legs is disgusting and uncomfortable

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Mungecrundle [1002 posts] 1 month ago
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In order to have hairy legs you must have 8 of them and be called Natasha*

*All spiders are called Natasha.

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hawkinspeter [2141 posts] 1 month ago
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mc [7 posts] 1 month ago
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There's nothig that really dissolves most tyre sealants.

Best approach is just to rub it, so it balls up abnd comes of. Once you get a bit of a ball going, it's a bit easier (bit like removing blu-tack).

Wiping as much as possible of before it starts to dry always helps though, and a good oily/greasy hands cleaner can help (something like Swarfega or the many similar gritty cleaners aimed at mechanics).

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hawkinspeter [2141 posts] 1 month ago
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Have you tried alcohol?

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StraelGuy [1474 posts] 1 month ago
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Mungecrundle wrote:

In order to have hairy legs you must have 8 of them and be called Natasha*

*All spiders are called Natasha.

 

Oh no they're not. My pet tarantula is called Tidge!

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bechdan [155 posts] 1 month ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

Have you tried alcohol?

 

yeah but when I woke up I still had sealant on my legs AND a hangover!

To the OP
if youve got a fine comb you could try that, might remove some hairs too, no big deal theyll grow back, as said nothing much safe to use dissolves sealant.

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Mungecrundle [1002 posts] 1 month ago
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StraelGuy wrote:
Mungecrundle wrote:

In order to have hairy legs you must have 8 of them and be called Natasha*

*All spiders are called Natasha.

 

Oh no they're not. My pet tarantula is called Tidge!

 

Nope, it's called Natasha.

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StraelGuy [1474 posts] 1 month ago
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I shall provide her with a deed poll name change form immediately yes !

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hawkinspeter [2141 posts] 1 month ago
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Mungecrundle wrote:
StraelGuy wrote:
Mungecrundle wrote:

In order to have hairy legs you must have 8 of them and be called Natasha*

*All spiders are called Natasha.

 

Oh no they're not. My pet tarantula is called Tidge!

Nope, it's called Natasha.

Does that apply to my pet spider called Tufty?

 

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SpikeBike [97 posts] 1 month ago
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I feel I may have more questions to ask than I did to begin with...

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PRSboy [288 posts] 1 month ago
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In answer to your original question, I'd try heating it with a hair dryer and scraping it off the bike with a blunt edged tool, if that doesn't work then a selection of solvents, inc tar remover, WD40 etc.

For removing from leg hair, use vegetable oil to soak the sealant and hair which should allow you to slide it off (works with chewing gum anyway).

Can't help with the spider names, sorry.  The one in Harry Potter was called Aragog and there was Charlotte in the eponymous film, though its possible the actors were called Natasha.