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Melted Handlebar Grips?
#1
Hello,

My handlebar grips for my bike have this melted look and feel. The grips are really sticky and they stick to my gloves and hands. It feels really nasty, to be honest.

I've been trying to get them off my bike, but it won't budge. I've started cutting it off with a box knife, but it is really difficult to cut through it. I've managed to get some of it off, but it isn't enough. I feel this would take quite a couple of days to fully remove.

Are there any solvents or chemicals that will dissolve the handlebar grips? They're rubber as far as I can tell. There's nothing to save anyway.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-MetaVulpes
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#2
Beginning to wonder. Seems Miss cogburn is a spammer?
Quickest way to remove grips is with a propane torch Tongue I DON"T recommend it.
Keep at it with the box cutter. It'll take a while.
BEST way to remove is with a long skinny screwdriver. Shove it under the grip and squirt a little WD40 or alcohol under the grip. Keep doing that and twisting it til it comes off.
Craig Domingue - East Texas Hick
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(09-10-2015, 12:33 PM)cradom Wrote:  Beginning to wonder. Seems Miss cogburn is a spammer?
Quickest way to remove grips is with a propane torch Tongue I DON"T recommend it.
Keep at it with the box cutter. It'll take a while.
BEST way to remove is with a long skinny screwdriver. Shove it under the grip and squirt a little WD40 or alcohol under the grip. Keep doing that and twisting it til it comes off.

Even water works for the squirt, doesn't evaporate as fast as the alcohol, and does not leave residue like WD40.
Nigel
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