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  1. fearthesnake

    fearthesnake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Darn tire shop put tape for the weights right on the outside side of rim right behind one of the spokes. Had Rims rebalanced and put the weights on far inside of rim so not visible. Tape is about 4 inches long and very visible.

    Whats the best solution for removing that crap without destroying the finish on the rim?
     
  2. NastyGT500

    NastyGT500 Naples Premier Detailer! Established Member

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    What kind of rims? An adhesive remover will work for you. You may have to let it 'soak' in a little and dwell to help break it down, but it should then be able to be wiped right off.
     
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    goo gone, plastic razor blades.
     
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    And a heat gun if needed
     
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    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Lighter Fluid!!;)
     
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  6. fearthesnake

    fearthesnake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They are Vossen VFS6 Rims like below.

    20" Vossen Wheels VFS6 Gloss Graphite Rims

    So an adhesive remover or Lighter Fluid or Goo Gone will work? Any particular name for the Adhesive remover?

    Thanks everyone for you help.
     
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    ashleyroachclip Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I would use an eraser wheel , like is used in body shop , to remove the tape from emblems .
     
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    Smooth Well Seasoned Premium Member Established Member

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    There is not a way...they're junk. You should get rid of them. PM me what you need for them...I'll recycle 'em.
     
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    NastyGT500 Naples Premier Detailer! Established Member

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    Very nice wheels! And M240, thanks for the info on SSS...never new that!
     
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    fearthesnake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    M240Bravo Well-Known Member Established Member

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    And when you are home alone you can use it for other things.


    But really, I use it for tar, and big bugs. My mother showed me it years ago, no real rubbing or strapping to get stuff off using that stuff.
     
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    fearthesnake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ha! When I'm ready to recycle this bucket of bolts, I'll let you know! LOL. Pics are 2 months old, need to have the car detailed and polished, wayyy overdue.
    NewRimPassengerSide.jpg NewRimsFront.jpg
     
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    Pribilof 5,280 Reasons to Mod Established Member

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    It's the mineral oil that makes that Skin So Soft work.

    I usually use eucalyptus oil to remove old adhesive. It also works on tree sap, motor oil, etc. on hands and you can even pre-treat grease stains on clothing with it.
     
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    I'm not a detailer so I'm just posting this video for review. Use at your own risk. But it seems to give good results.
     
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    Looks great!

    Sent from my LG-G710 using Tapatalk
     
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    Man. That's sharp.
     
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    I use Goo Gone and a dremel with a nylon bristle brush. No damage to the wheel surface.
     
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    Beautiful. Perfect stance what is your setup?
     
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    Brake cleaner works quite well, you just want to try in a small area be sure doesnt eat the finish.
     

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