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Carogna Remover

Carogna Remover is a modern solvent that will soften/gelify dried-out mastic or other glues, allowing to completely remove them from carbon or aluminum rims. That will provide the optimal surface for passing to our Carogna tubular tape… or use fresh mastic on a clean rim.

17.50 CHF


  • not smelly nor dangerous, unlike fast-evaporating solvents
  • works great!


Not smelly nor dangerous

Using a new breed of chemicals, Carogna Remover won’t force you to work outside or open doors and windows in your workshop, unlike fast evaporating solvents. No smell means you can safely use it indoor.
Infact, despite its very strong action, Carogna Remover doesn’t contain any dangerous or flammable chemical and is totally benign to metal or carbon fiber.


Available as 150 ml tube.

Easy to apply

Carogna Remover, thanks to its high viscosity, can be spread on the rim gluing surface, where mastic is, with a brush. Being red, you will clearly see where it is and spread it evenly on the whole glued 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.

How to use it

  1. Carogna Remover should be spread on the whole gluing surface using a small brush. We recommend to completely cover mastic traces with a thick layer (around 1 mm) of Remover. Thanks to its high viscosity, Carogna Remover won’t drip down but stay where you put it, on top of the mastic, dissolving it.
    WARNING #1: immediately clean Carogna Remover if any excess goes on rim decals, as some might be dissolved.
    WARNING #2: do not apply on the tubular base tape! While it could certainly function on the mastic there, Carogna Remover might weaken the adhesion of the base tape to the tubular casing.
  2. Allow Carogna Remover time to work: depending on the mastic type, thickness and ageing, 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 (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.
  3. When the old mastic is “cooked”, Carogna Remover will have it softened and turned it into gel: it can, at this point, be removed using a cloth or a plastic tire lever.


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.

Made in Italy.

Effetto Mariposa

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24 responses to “Carogna Remover

  1. If this product is used on a tubular tyre, can the tyre be used again? My son used it without realising that he should not use it on tyres, it is a Continental Competition, without base tape. He used the Carogna quite sparingly, but now I’m worried.

    Thanks, David

    1. Hello David,
      you can see quite quickly if Carogna Remover has done any damage to the tubular: if the base tape is still well attached to the tubular itself, then no damage has been done. If you see the base tape lifted in some points, then better not using the tubular.
      As you know, Carogna Remover is designed to be used on tubular rims, not on the tubular tyre.

  2. Had some problems when I first started using it: it dries faster than what suggested by manufacturer and required lots of effort.
    It actually works fast: often times after 1 hour you can already remove the glue, with little effort, using any clothing you have available (old kitchen rags work wonderfully).
    If you get to catch the product time sweet spot, i have no doubt you will love it as I do now!

    1. Thanks for the feedback. Temperature and humidity can surely influence the time Carogna Remover takes to dissolve glue.
      Checking at one hour intervals after applying is not a bad idea: if the glue can already be removed after one hour, fine; if not, at least you don’t run the risk of missing the right moment.

  3. I have left this stuff on my rims for 24hrs because i thought longer was better and had a tough time removing the old glue…if i reapply and leave for 8 hours or so are you telling me it will come off with little effort…i still have the rear tire to do UGH

    1. Hello Sam, infact there’s a “sweet spot” in terms of how long you have to leave Carogna Remover, and this is often between 4 and 8 hours (depending on how old and how thick is the mastic layer).
      If left for too long (over 12 hours), Carogna Remover will dry up and mastic becomes (again) difficult to remove. If this happens, just apply another coat of Carogna Remover, and wait until mastic softens: checking it at one-hour intervals will ensure you don’t miss the right moment. Let me know how it goes!

    1. It depends on the thickness of Carogna Remover layer you applied.
      If you apply it quite thin, 8 hours is the sweet spot to get the glue softened and easy to remove. Past that, it might turn solid again, with a white-red dried up Carogna Remover on top.
      If that happens, no big problem: just apply more Carogna Remover on top, let it soften the glue again and clean up before it gets solid.

  4. Can this also be used on the tire? I have lots of big globs on a tire that I want to reglue. Thanks!

    1. Hi Erik, we don’t recommend using Carogna Remover on a tubular. While our Remover will surely remove the mastic from the base tape, it’s very likely it will affect negatively the adhesion of the base tape to the tubular casing. Don’t take the risk.
      If you want to use a previously-glued tubular with Carogna tape, just make sure the mastic 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.

    1. Yes, it is.
      It won’t dissolve the tape itself, though, will just work on the glue/mastic leavings (remove the tape completely before applying Carogna Remover on the rim).

  5. Our Canadian distributor is also located in Québec:
    Distributions Lyncee Inc.
    7224, Rue Louise-Carrier
    Lévis (QUÉBEC) CANADA G6V8R4
    Tel. 418-903-4913
    They will be happy to assist you in locating the closest Carogna source, cheers!