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Old 11-09-2019, 11:47 AM   #21
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In order to try and clean them, you use a plastic scraper to scrape it off and have now caused scratches

YOU SHOULD NOT BE NEAR A CAR
I know, I know, it was more out of frustration, and the scratches were tiny and in the barell, a hundres time less visible than the stuck on problem.

This was actually doing the best job of getting it off by far, but appreciate it's unconventional. The car is my own, and I'm likely to get them refurbed anyway so I thought it was worth a go.
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I know, I know, it was more out of frustration, and the scratches were tiny and in the barell, a hundres time less visible than the stuck on problem.

This was actually doing the best job of getting it off by far, but appreciate it's unconventional. The car is my own, and I'm likely to get them refurbed anyway so I thought it was worth a go.
If your getting them refurbed then just let them chemical dip them.

You could try brick acid! it won't be to dissimilar from a chemical dip anyway
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Macca,
Yeah that's the old stuff I had years ago! I used that on my first car that hadn't had it's wheels cleaned in about 5 years, it got the lot off! Apparently the reviews on the Halfords site say the formula has changed and it's nowhere near as effective now.

James,
Not tried the Autoglym as I've got devils juice which is also an acid one too, I've just tried that neat, and it didn't really do anything.

Also tried Brick Cleaner, which did nothing, but this doesn't even clean bricks so I didn't expect much. Also tried oven pride in a tiny spot, and that didn't work either, but I didn't have the bottle to leave it on long.

I think it's a brake dust and tar amalgamation, or it's been driven through a puddle of nastiness. Never known anything like it on an old car, never mind one that's a year old.

Tried Auto Wheels again, didn't work, didn't turn red either

Tried Autofiness Tar and Glue remover, didn't work

Tried Claying, didn't work

Tried Petrol, didn't work

Tried methylated spirit, didn't work

Tried freezing it with compressed air, didn't work

Tried Bleach, didn't work

Tried Meguiars ultimate compound, didn't work

The only thing that actually worked was the plastic scraper, but not way am I doing that to the entire barrels, it will take me two days, and then I'd have to polish all the tiny scratches out.

I've given up now, booked in for a refurb and painted black on Friday, I can get that done for £240 for the set. Just need to decide on matt black, or gloss black.

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In order to try and clean them, you use a plastic scraper to scrape it off and have now caused scratches

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Now that was a helpful post

Should we hang him up by his toes as well?
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Now that was a helpful post

Should we hang him up by his toes as well?
I suggest a public flogging would be better. With the plastic scraper if possible
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Wheels are now clean....

Well, they're clean now! The tyres look shocking and the car is dirty, but that's a job for another day.
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