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Help removing remnants of bar tape glue from bars?

Postby janus77 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:55 pm

I removed the old tape from these bars last night, there's a heap of stick schtuff left on them, tried metho and kero.. anyone got any tried and true methods for removing the glue?

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Postby janus77 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:57 pm

all I can find on the net is someone saying to use Turps and scrape the stuff off..


hmm, had another idea, maybe eucalyptus oil would be a goer.
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Postby m@ » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:11 pm

You could try a citrus-based cleaner.
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Postby familyguy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:24 pm

Depends what you're doing...you're not retaping them?

Orange oil, steel wool and a little AutoSol to shine them up if you're doing the dog-c*ck partial tape job for a single speed or something.

Otherwise just scrape it back and tape over it.

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Postby challs » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:25 pm

Eucalyptus oil and a green kitchen scourer - shouldn't be so hard as to scratch the finish of the bars.
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Postby Jean » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:27 pm

Citrus oil with rag followed by Chux Magic Eraser (I think that is what it's called) should do the job. BUt of you're taping over it again - don't bother.
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Postby Matt_Matt » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:08 pm

Head to your local autobarn and pick up some "Prepsol or Prepwash"

It's a liquid hydrocarbon degreaser.


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Postby VIC Mech » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:37 pm

Sounds odd I know but you could trynail varish remover and it comes on handy little cloth pads too...so my wife says!

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Postby nzdans » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:46 pm

OK, been doing this one way too many times; Nulon Brake Cleaner from Super Cheap + a decent sized rag-guaranteed. The can of brake cleaner will set you back about $10 (don't bother with the cheaper stuff, it is rubbish), you will use at most 1/4 of a can to do the bars and will find it a great resource to have in the garage for other jobs. Beware it will give some plastics a hard time if rubbed in.

Edit:I should mention, any other quality brake cleaner will also work great. Unless you plan on using the bars sans tape you could always cover the sticky stuff with...

handlebar tape!!?
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Postby lisanne » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:11 pm

challs wrote:Eucalyptus oil and a green kitchen scourer - shouldn't be so hard as to scratch the finish of the bars.


+1 for eucalyptus oil it's great at getting left over sticky stuff like that off
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Postby 531db » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:17 pm

lisanne wrote:
challs wrote:Eucalyptus oil and a green kitchen scourer - shouldn't be so hard as to scratch the finish of the bars.


+1 for eucalyptus oil it's great at getting left over sticky stuff like that off


plus 2, I use Bosisto's Eucalyptus Spray and Home Brand 'green' scourers.
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