Carogna Mastic or Glue Remover softens dried-out mastic or other glues, making their complete removal from carbon or aluminum rims easy. Doing so will provide the optimal surface for our Carogna tubular tape.
Easy to apply: Carogna Remover, thanks to its high viscosity, can be spread on the rim gluing surface with a brush. Being red, you will clearly see where it is and can spread it evenly on the whole rim gluing surface.
Very effective: Allowing it time to work (between 2 to 12 hours, depending on the mastic type), Carogna Remover will dissolve the mastic, making it easy to remove with a cloth.
Not smelly nor dangerous: Using a new breed of chemicals, Carogna Remover isn't a fast-evaporating solvent that will force you to work outside or open doors and windows in your workshop. No smell means you can safely use it indoor. In fact, despite its very strong action, Carogna Remover doesn't contain any dangerous or flammable chemicals and is totally benign to metal or carbon fiber.
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1. Carogna Remover should be spread on the whole gluing surface using a small brush. Completely cover all mastic with a thick layer of Carogna Remover. Thanks to its high viscosity, Carogna Remover won t drip but will stay where you put it, on the mastic, dissolving it.
WARNING: immediately clean Carogna Remover if any excess goes on rim decals, as some decals dissolve.
2. Allow Carogna Remover time to work: depending on the mastic type, thickness and age, Carogna Remover might need more time to work. Once the old mastic is covered with Carogna Remover, check the wheel from time to time (between 2 to 12 hours), trying to scrape the mastic away using a plastic tire lever or an old rag. If mastic is still holding strong, allow more time for the Carogna Remover to work its magic.
3. When the old mastic is cooked , Carogna Remover will have it softened and turned it into gel. At this point, it can be removed using a cloth or a plastic tire lever.
WARNING: while some professional mechanics (as in the video below) might want to use a blunt flat-head screwdriver to remove the Carogna Remover-treated mastic, we recommend avoiding metal tools for this task. A plastic tire lever or an old rag are largely enough at that point.
1. How many wheels can be done with a tube of Carogna Remover?
This depends a lot on how much you put on each wheel. It s realistically between 4 and 8 wheels.
2. Does it have an expiration date?
The chemicals used are stable. We warranty Carogna Remover for two years from the date of purchase.
3. If someone leaves it in his shed and freezes during winter time will it lose it effectiveness?
We recommend keeping Carogna Remover in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. The product should be stored at temperatures between 0°C and 40°C.
4. Can Carogna Remover be used on the tire?
We don t recommend using Carogna Remover on a previously glued tubular. While Carogna Remover will surely remove the old glue from the base tape, it will likely affect the adhesion of the base tape to the tubular casing negatively (i.e., dissolve that glue too). Don t take the risk. If you want to use a previously-glued tubular with Carogna tape, just make sure the glue coating on the tubular is even, peeling off the mastic globs and adding more mastic on empty areas. When mastic on the tubular is dry and even, you can mount the tubular with Carogna tape.