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Old 07-09-2019, 10:58 PM   #1
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Removing glue from wheel weights

Looking for the best way to remove the glue from wheels weights on alloy rims?

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Old 07-09-2019, 11:25 PM   #2
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Autosmart tardis works a treat.
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Tardis, or you could try a caramel wheel.

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Autosmart Tardis or Autosmart Jelsol

Jelsol is a spray application that goes on like a thick gel.
Worked well for me earlier this year on the Porsche wheel weights
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:35 AM   #5
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Pledge (let it dwell a while) or Brake Cleaner.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:39 AM   #6
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Tardis, or you could try a caramel wheel.

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Cooks also recommended a caramel wheel to me, after I struggled with the normal tar and glue removers. Fantastic little things, cleaned up all the residue quickly and easily. £5.99 for a branded one (Silverline) on eBay.
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No-one seems to be using White Spirit, 0000 Grade steel wool or a Lil Chizzler any more. I've used these to clean wheel weight glue off for years.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:17 AM   #8
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Removing glue from wheel weights

Soak in a hydrocarbon of your choice and scrape gently with a small plastic scraper. If residue remains, wipe with a cloth.

The trick is to remove as much of the bulk as possible then wipe with a chemical.

A caramel wheel is fine if you already have one but a little overkill. Don’t use steel wool unless you don’t care about the finish on your barrels.
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Tar remover/ white spirit

It needs a while to work so don't just expect to spray on and wipe of.

Soak a rag and lay it on top of the residue, 10 mins it will just come of with the rag
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WD40 or plain butter.
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