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What will Dissolve Stans? I have the worst time cleaning this old stuff off the tires, beads, and rim strip.. Will anything dissolve or clean this stuff up?
 

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bing! said:
Stan's is latex. Lacquer thinner should do it.
I could be wrong but it seems using thinner on a rubber tire may be a bad idea. For cleaning off stans i find stretching the strip over a board and using a stiff nylon brush and hot soapy water works best. I turn my tires inside out and do the same.
 

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laquer thinner is some pretty nasty stuff, and i'm pretty sure it will damage your tires. It's been a long time since I took o. chem, but I wouldn't recommend it.
i think mechanical removal is easiest for the big chunks. don't worrk about the small stuff.
i rub a dry towel on it and it balls up and falls off pretty easily.
 

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Hmmm.... never had a problem myself. I just wipe out any excess with a paper towel. There'll be some residue left behind, but it shouldn't cause a problem. I also think that some of the residue areas might be where sealant congealed to plug a hole. You may want to leave some of that stuff. :)
 

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I just use hot water. Put some really hot water in your bath tub, let the tires sit in it for 20 mins or so, then it will just fall off with a little bit of scrubbing. Then rinse the tire out.
 

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I just use hot water. Put some really hot water in your bath tube, let the tires sit in it for 20 mins or so, then it will just fall off with a little bit of scrubbing. Then rinse the tire out.
/\ This is how I do it.
 

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frdfandc said:
I just use hot water. Put some really hot water in your bath tub, let the tires sit in it for 20 mins or so, then it will just fall off with a little bit of scrubbing. Then rinse the tire out.
+1 It's the safest way I know. The thinner is quicker to remove stans latex but also can delaminate the tire as well. I used similar stuff to remove the spilled stans on my driveway.
 

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I tend to just wipe it up before it dries. :p

Short of that, I agree a stiff brush can work wonders.

-Pete
 

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Any time I can't get something clean I bust out the WD-40. It does wonders when it come to cleaning things like tar and etc. off a bike. Then you just finish it off with some warm soapy water.
 
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