Removing herdened gel from frame

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Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby bianchi928 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:31 pm

Hi Brainstrust,

I have spilled some energy gel onto my carbon frame, didn't realise and now it has hardened and solidified.

I have tried the hot flannel to soften it as well as goo remover, all to no avail.

Can anyone please suggest a way to remove it without damaging my frame?

Many thanks.
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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby OnTrackZeD » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:23 pm

bianchi928 wrote:Hi Brainstrust,


Can anyone please suggest a way to remove it without damaging my frame?

Many thanks.


Wrap a wet rag or towel around the effected area for five minutes and it will just come off.

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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby Duck! » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:58 pm

Hot water and light smear of elbow grease.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby bianchi928 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:48 pm

Thanks guys, much appreciated.

I have been giving it some thought after the hot water didn't work initially and I am now thinking it's not gel.

Time to investigate.

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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:40 pm

If it's not gel... what was making you go faster?

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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby ValleyForge » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:54 pm

As long as it's neither DOT brake fluid nor Loctite, I'd ignore it. Can't be too bad.
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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby caneye » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:00 pm

hmm .. last year, a similar thing happened to me.
i went over a packet of gel on the way to a group ride meeting point (dark morning).
felt something warm, gooey and sticky splatter over my shin. i thought it was juice or yoghurt.
but after the ride, i could see orange liquid/stain solidifying on the bottom of the frame, wheel and smeared on my leg too.

it was a PITA to remove - tried acetone, simple green, warm, soap, wd40, degreaser, etc ..

i ended up using a US-made concentrated liquid wash that my wife had access to (via direct marketing). it just removed the gel effortlessly, i kid you not.
(it was also the same stain remover i used to get rid of bike grease from my recaro seat)

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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:49 pm

Makes you wonder what happens to that HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) when it's in your intestines...
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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby Duck! » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:02 pm

The hydrochloric acid in your gut makes short work of it.....
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Re: Removing herdened gel from frame

Postby ValleyForge » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:36 pm

Duck! wrote:The hydrochloric acid in your gut makes short work of it.....

Actually no - it's amylase from your pancreas....

So smear a bit of pancreas on there.
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