If you have a puncture with tubeless tyres, the sealant often squirts out and ends up on your frame and components. Removing tubeless sealant can be a disaster if you don’t have the right tools.
Find out which products work best to remove Tubeless Sealant.
These 2 products will remove the tubeless sealant!
If you have a puncture with tubeless tyres, the sealant often squirts out and ends up on your frame and components. Removing tubeless sealant can be a disaster if you don’t have the right tools. During a field and a lab test, Dynamic tested all of its cleaning products and those of other bike care brands for their ability to remove the sealant. The following tubeless sealants, among others, were used in the test: Muc-off No Puncture, Stans No Tubes, Cyclon, Orange Seal, Schwalbe Doc Blue, Continental Revo Sealant, Effetto Mariposa Caffélatex and of course Barkeeper.
Conclusion: With Dynamic Bio Filth Fighter and Badass Bubbles, removing tubeless sealant is a quick and easy task. Even if the sealant is already dried and caked on! With products like Cyclon Bionet and Bike Cleaner, Muc-Off Bike Cleaner, Morgan Blue Bike Wash, Dreft or our own Dirt Destroy, it is very difficult to remove dried up sealant. Often residue remains or spots can still be seen. This while all of these products carry warning labels. With Bio Filth Fighter and Badass Bubbles, there is now a biodegradable, planet-friendly solution to get your bike clean again quickly and easily!
Cleaning tubeless tyres
Even if the sealant is caked on, do not use Dreft, Dasty or other aggressive cleaning products. This can be very bad for your frame and components and may cause damage. Read more about this in the blog ‘Cleaning your bike with dish soap? Bad idea!‘.
Are you able to remove the tubeless sealant from your bike as soon as you return from your ride? Then Bio Filth Fighter is a perfect and quick solution. Spray the product on the bike, let it soak in for about 1-3 minutes and easily remove the sealant with a brush, sponge or cloth.
Badass Bubbles works perfectly against caked-on tubeless sealant, for example when cleaning your rims during a tyre change. The old sealant can best be removed with warm water and a large splash of Badass Bubbles. Let it soak for 1 to 3 minutes and then clean with a brush, sponge or cloth. It’s child’s play and your wheels will be ready to receive a new application of Barkeeper!
Removing tubeless sealant after a puncture
Luckily it doesn’t happen very often, but even with tubeless tyres, you can have a puncture. Sometimes the sealant squirts out of the tyre and ends up on your frame, components and clothing. Do not put your bike in the shed dirty, but clean it as soon as you get home. Bio Filth Fighter works extremely well for removing sealant from your frame and components. You can also clean your helmet and glasses with Bio Filth Fighter. Just let it soak in and remove the sealant with a simple wipe.
Which cleaning product should I choose for which job?
- Bio Filth Fighter → Perfect for removing tubeless sealant which has been on your frame or components for a short time.
- Badass Bubbles → Perfect for removing stubborn and caked on tubeless sealant
By the way, both products are 100% carbon safe, planet-friendly, biodegradable and have no warning labels.
How much tubeless liquid do you use after a puncture?
We are often asked how much tubeless sealant you should put in a tyre after a puncture. This depends mainly on the width of your tyre and the amount of sealant that escaped in the puncture. A 28 mm tyre needs less latex than wider gravel or MTB tyre. The Barkeeper packaging indicates how much tubeless sealant you should put in your tyre. If the puncture is small, adding more is not necessary. If the hole is big and a lot of sealant has escaped, we recommend adding half the recommended amount. Filling your tyre with Barkeeper can easily be done through the valve without having to remove your tyre.
Recommended amounts of tubeless sealant per tyre:
- Road bike → 30 to 45 ml
- MTB 26” / Cross / Gravel → 60 to 75 ml
- MTB 29” → 100 to 140 ml
- Downhill MTB → 120 to 140 ml
Removing or replacing tubeless sealant is a piece of cake with these tips. Have fun riding your bike!