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    Holy gorilla tape...........

    Just bought a set of used wheels to have as a spare and the previous
    owner had them setup tubless with Gorilla tape.
    The rear tape didnt look so good so I decided to peel it off both and start fresh with some stans yellow tape that I have.
    After peeling it off it left alot of the adhesive behind and holy hell is it a pain in the ass to get off.
    Is there an easy way to get it off or will it be alright putting the Stans
    yellow tape over it.
    I've done many wheels with the yellow tape but have no experience
    with the gorilla.

    Thanks.

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    There is a chemical called "adhesive remover", typically used in flooring applications.
    Brake parts cleaner (acetone) might work also.

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    What about "Goof-Off"?
    Stain Removal | Spot & Stain Remover | Goof Off

    Also...
    Well...I got flamed years ago for mentioning using one of those portable steamers you use to clean stove tops,etc. to remove gunk off the bike...but I stll think it works.
    Just be careful around paint, and the chemicals you want to keep on the bike.
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    ...and stuff you don't want to be super heated.
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    Heat gun...too late now but if you heat the tape before removing most of the adheasive will come up with it. It doesn't need to be melting, just warm so even a hair dryer would probably work.

    Stans tape requires a perfectly clean and prep'd surface to adheare correctly, you'd be better off using Gorilla Tape at this point.
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    Holy gorilla tape...........

    Goo gone. It is citrus based and not as toxic as Goof Off. But both are in my shop and used all the time.


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    Thanks for the reply's everyone.

    Found a can of mineral spirits in my garage last night.
    That, an old rag, good old elbow grease and an hour later I had a clean rim.

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    i usually get some of the tacky residue and roll it up like a booger. use "booger" to pull of rest of residue. (it's super tacky).

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