View Full Version : Grip tape adhesive removal?

knitsy buckles
12-04-2009, 03:08 PM
What's the best way to remove the sticky stuff from my handlebars? I've had the same grip tape for a while --like 2 or 3 years-- if that makes any difference.


12-04-2009, 03:19 PM
Try Goo-Gone (http://www.magicamerican.com/googone/product/c7f8659a-40a3-412c-9f1c-03108e6a30db.aspx).
It works rather well on stubborn adhesive remains.

12-04-2009, 05:45 PM
I'll 2nd Goo Gone... it's what I use as well.

12-05-2009, 07:42 PM
yes Goo Gone, and you can sometimes find it at the dollar tree. If not most grocery stores or Home Depot.

12-07-2009, 08:38 AM
WD-40 works as a pretty good cleaner, too.

12-09-2009, 09:58 AM
Simple Green or nail polish remover (acetone) is also good for this.

Regardless of what you end up using, you might use a rag or old newspaper to cover your rims, braking surfaces, and moving parts -- keep any overspray or drips from getting where it shouldn't and make clean-up easier.
NSR250 (http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Honda_NSR250)

12-09-2009, 04:23 PM
I've had good results with goo-gone and acetone.

I don't bother anymore, however. New tape seems to stick to crusty old glue just fine and covers it up so no one sees it.

knitsy buckles
12-09-2009, 11:38 PM
sweet! I have simple green and acetone on hand, I'll try those out first (well, not together). I was told to just avoid WD-40 in general, though I can't remember exactly why.

Thanks for the suggestions!