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Ungainly wheel weight adhesive residue


 
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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:12 am    Post subject: Ungainly wheel weight adhesive residue Reply with quote

We removed the BBS wheels for a good scrubbing from my ACR for a good photo-shoot upgrade to my sale page photos - and the remnant weight adhesive (not to mention it's slight rotational mass) is just gooey on the inner rim area.
The brake dust comes off with dish soap, but what chemical would I use to remove the adhesive without damaging the aluminum finish?
Lazy honk tire shop employees!
Then my wrestler-mechanic friend went Completely OCD with the shock cleaning.
I'm glad no one will need to replace the brake pads or rotors after purchase.





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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Ungainly wheel weight adhesive residue Reply with quote

valleyracer wrote:
but what chemical would I use to remove the adhesive without damaging the aluminum finish?


WD40, and a plastic scraper.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had the same problem with my wheels, even after asking Discount Tire to remove the adhesive each time the tires have been rebalanced. I'll try the WD40. thumbup
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really any decent penetrating oil will work.

It gets between the adhesive and the surface it is bonded to. If it can get a garter snake free from a mouse glue trap without injury, it should get the residue off of a wheel.

Granted if it is old and dried, it might take a bit of soaking and elbow grease. Very Happy
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:56 pm    Post subject: Round up a few rags Reply with quote

I'll get some WD40 and some rags to soak off the stuff. I didn't notice what I think is a poor placement of some adhesive balance weights on one tire.
That tire shop if "off the list".
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