Carogna Remover - Mastic removerRegular price 17.50 CHF
Carogna Remover is a solvent that allows to completely remove solid mastic from carbon or aluminum rims. A clean rim is the ideal surface for gluing tubulars with Carogna tubular tape.
- Easy to apply
- Very effective
- Not smelly nor dangerous
IMPORTANT: not to be used on tubular tyres
Easy to apply
Carogna Remover - thanks to its high viscosity - won’t drip once spread on the rim gluing surface, over solid mastic. Being red, you will clearly see where it is, making it easy to apply an even coat.
Waiting between 2 to 12 hours (depending on the mastic type), Carogna Remover will dissolve the mastic, making it easy to remove with a cloth or a plastic tyre lever.
Not smelly nor dangerous
Despite its very strong action, Carogna Remover doesn’t contain any dangerous or flammable chemical and is totally benign to metal or carbon fiber. No smell means you can safely use it indoor: Carogna Remover won’t force you to work outside or open doors and windows in your workshop, unlike fast evaporating solvents.
Available as 150 ml tube.
How to use it
- Carogna Remover should be applied and spread over solid mastic using a small brush. We recommend to completely cover mastic traces with a thick (around 1 mm) layer of Remover. Thanks to its high viscosity, Carogna Remover won’t drip: it stays on top of the mastic, dissolving it.
WARNING: immediately clean Carogna Remover if any excess goes on rim decals, as some might be dissolved.
WARNING: do not apply on the tubular base tape! Carogna Remover might weaken the adhesion of the base tape to the tubular casing.
- Allow Carogna Remover time to work (between 2 to 12 hours): depending on the mastic type, thickness and age, more time might be need. Once the old mastic is covered with Remover, the wheel can be hung somewhere and checked from time to time, trying to scrape the mastic away using a plastic tyre lever or a cloth. If mastic is still holding strong, allow more time.
- When the old mastic is softened, it can be removed using a cloth or a plastic tyre lever.
WARNING: waiting too long after mastic has been softened, it will revert to its solid state, incorporating Carogna Remover and turning red. No problem: just apply a new coat of Carogna Remover and restart from #1.
How many wheels can be done with a 150 ml tube of Carogna Remover?
This depends a lot on how much you put on each wheel. It’s realistically between 4 and 8 wheels.
Does it have an expiry date?
The chemicals used are stable. We warranty it for two years from the date of purchase.
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.