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    removing dried up sealant from frame

    hi

    a few months ago I got a snake bite and some sealant got on my frame.
    I made a mistake and didn't clean the stuff right away and it dried up and now i can't rub it off.

    I can manually scratch it out with my fingernails of tediously scratch it with frat screwdriver (doing it very carefully as to not scratchingmy frame)

    do someone has an idea for some stuff that can help me remove this sealant stains from my nice blue frame

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    Oh, well, if it's a blue frame...

    Can you warm it up with a hair drier and then scrape it off with a popsicle stick? Or how about Goof Off? Maybe turn the bike upside down, put some Goof Off on a paper towel and let it soak into the dried sealant?

    https://goofoffproducts.com/
    What's wrong with him??

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    Mineral spirits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Oh, well, if it's a blue frame...

    Can you warm it up with a hair drier and then scrape it off with a popsicle stick? Or how about Goof Off? Maybe turn the bike upside down, put some Goof Off on a paper towel and let it soak into the dried sealant?

    https://goofoffproducts.com/
    Be careful with Goof Off because it often has adverse effects. From my experience with it, I would expect it to tarnish the clearcoat in the process.

    Baby oil and white vinegar seem to be pretty good at times without negative effects. Not sure how either would work in this situation though.
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    What sealant won't rub off if it dries out? I've never had that problem with stan's. Recently repaired a tire with a large puncture, so was dealing with messy sealant a good bit. Rubbing it off with my fingers was fine.

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    For things like that stuck to the frame I use a Dobie pad. Takes stuck-on stuff off without scratching the finish. Try it in an inconspicuous place first.

    Agree sealant usually comes of easily.
    Do the math.

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    Some important info. missing here. Whatís the frame material? Carbon or aluminum or something different? Iím glad you included the most important part, the color blue.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    ^^^if it's blue, the gunk is stuck to the paint, not the CF, Al, steel.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    ^^^if it's blue, the gunk is stuck to the paint, not the CF, Al, steel.
    True, but the solvent you use could effect carbon. But now that I think about it the solvent has to go through the clear coat and paint to get to the carbon so itís a moot point, especially with blue.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I rinsed Stan's sealant out of a tire onto my driveway once. It stained my driveway!
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    Little bit of brake cleaner on a rag, rub gently... ( would also recommend testing somewhere inconspicuous first)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    I rinsed Stan's sealant out of a tire onto my driveway once. It stained my driveway!
    driveway is VERY porous. and if it's concrete, it's actually somewhat reactive.

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