Originally Posted by jeffstevens763@g
Mode try back to black which they use for car bumpers for the rubber basically a silicon spray
** Don't put silicone on your tubes ** (and I would therefore suggest keeping it away from the black rubber parts too)
- silicone is very difficult to remove even traces of.
- silicone will stop the glue sticking properly to the tubes for patches etc.
- these two effects combined mean any overspray now might affect you a year or more later if you need to patch etc..
I have never tried, but I am sure I remember someone here reporting good results with the usual thinners people use for tube prep work.