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How to clean adhesive off a SRAM rotor

daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,473
edited February 2016 in Workshop
A new rotor I ordered has arrived,

But the sender thought it wise to sellotape it inside the packaging, on the actual surface of the rotor, so there is now sticky residue left.......

What's the best way to clean it off - some kind of solvent, though not sure what I have got that might be suitable.
I do have some fairly strong 'label remover' that you put on, leave 10 seconds, and then wipe it off, would that be suitable does anyone know?

Don't want to damage a brand new £20 rotor is all.

Aside from that I guess I have gt85 or Vinegar, or could just try hot water and washing up liquid if required.
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

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  • bbrapbbrap Posts: 620
    Iso Propyl Alcohol, might get away with meths. Don't try white spirit it leaves a residue.
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  • FudgeyFudgey Posts: 892
    As said, disc brake cleaner, but failing that petrol and a rag.

    Definitely not gt85.

    Some label removers leave an oily residue, so id not use that either.
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,473
    Cheers chaps, I dinnae have any disc brake cleaner to hand, but do have petrol, so petrol it is!
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • Label remover will do just fine. If there is any residue left, a quick wipe over with a soapy sponge, followed by a thorough rinse under the tap will get it as good as new.
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,359
    It's worth getting some disc brake cleaner. Not particularly for cleaning discs, but because it's the most effective spray degreaser I've ever found.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    If it's on the bit of the rotor that the pads run over the minute you put the brake on the residue will come off.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • DKayDKay Posts: 1,652
    If it's on the bit of the rotor that the pads run over the minute you put the brake on the residue will come off.

    ...and possibly contaminate the pads. Once that's done, you can't easily decontaminate them.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    DKay wrote:
    If it's on the bit of the rotor that the pads run over the minute you put the brake on the residue will come off.

    ...and possibly contaminate the pads. Once that's done, you can't easily decontaminate them.

    Negative - it's a bit of Sellotape adhesive - it'll be fine. Nothing to worry about at all.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,473
    Well I found some alcohol wipes that I bought ages ago, they were tiny, but 4 of them and some elbow grease has removed all of the sticky stuff - cheers :-)
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
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