How do u remove tar?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Dr Game, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Dr Game

    Dr Game Guest

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    I have over done tarring my rim, how do I remove it?
     
  2. asavage97

    asavage97 New Member

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    pressure washer takes it off but make sure you take tyre off first or you'll rip it to bits.
     

  3. valiumlaw

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    No need, white spirit takes it off a treat in my experience, just put some on a cloth, rub it around your rim, and it will practically melt the tar off, then clean it off with a dry cloth, maybe wash it with soapy warm water to remove any residue, if you want.

    Anyway, White Spirit is the answer to your question.
     
  4. Dr Game

    Dr Game Guest

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    what about paint thinner?
     
  5. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    How about a grind.
     
  6. toni

    toni New Member

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    Haha yeh! It really does melt off! Petrol does the same and also multi purpose cleaner from my laundry
     
  7. chronic

    chronic Dungeonmaster's Guide

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    Just use paint thinner, or acetone. Tar stands no chance against the brute force of acetone and a rag.
     
  8. Jos

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    Or you can take the wheel off the bike, remove the tire toss the wheel into the freezer, and come back to it after a few hours and peel the tar off.
    This of course, will only work if you have a large enough freezer to accomodate.
     
  9. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    I use steel wool because the liquids are to easy..I have time to waste
     
  10. GarthMc

    GarthMc Active Member

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    GOD DAMN!! You must use a whole 2 litre tin of the shit if you can peel it off!!

    But yeah as everyone says, the easy way is some form of peterol based sovelent..
     
  11. kaar3l

    kaar3l New Member

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    gasoline :naughty:
     
  12. Peace

    Peace pedocrab

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    with your EYE! because thats what you deserve for using tar in the first place!
    Peace

    p.s. or a grind will do it and make your brake super dooper
     
  13. Tanner

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    fucking :rofl:
     
  14. madbiker66

    madbiker66 Jigga wot?

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    Grinders seem to get it of well...
     
  15. Ryden

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    Well when I tried soft roofing tar (which makes your brakes worse than a clean rim) instead of road tar (which improves your braking), I just ran through a puddle and pedaled around with may brakes on.
     
  16. Jos

    Jos I'd hit it!

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    Yeah, you might have to put on more before you can take it off. I guess i failed to mention that.
     
  17. GarthMc

    GarthMc Active Member

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    ahhhhhh I see I see, I was gonna say........... you'd need some seeeeeerious negative preasure in your lines to pull the pads back off the rim with that much tar on there!
     
  18. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    most any solvent gets tar off.
     
  19. thread revival!

    have a look at your brake pads as well, the tar sticks to the pads.
    sand em down with sandpaper.

    i run one bike with tar, one with grind :)
     
  20. planetary1

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    fuck that! I'll keep using tar and a grind to insure that my brakes never, ever slip under any dry circumstances

    I've always used rubbing alohol if I need to clean off the tar... I also use it to clean off brake pads...it gets them perfectly clean--takes the tar right off.

    on my rims though, I just wait until the next grind, then all the old caked on tar is gone.

    but, I only use a little tar so usually after a couple of wet rides the tar has more or less washed off anyway...