Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Gallery > The Showroom
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The Showroom Detailed something and want to show it off? Do it here... This is the place for you to show the world....

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
meintje
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 22
Thanks: 1
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Cleaning inner wheels

So, yesterday I took one of my wheels off to get a look on how bad they are on the inside. As you can see on the picture below they aren't to bad, but there is copious amounts of wheel weight tape on there. All 4 wheels have this...

So I started by taking the wheel off (this is the front left one, if you care to know). Not to bad considering I have had the car for the past 1,5 year, never had the wheels of and it has never had any protection on it. I generally clean my wheels with Megs APC mixed 1 :5.



Now for the stupid amount of tape that is placed on side of the spokes! So right where you can see it. Also note the scratches around the tape. Looks like someone tried to remove it with a wirebrush.







I then cleaned the inside of the wheel with APC and ValetPro Dragons Breath. As the picture shows this didn't do much. It only cleaned up the inside of the spokes.



After this I got a bit sloppy with the pictures. I used ValetPro Citrus and Tar remover on the tape, witch worked really well but you do have to take your time soaking up the tape. After that I clayed the inside of the wheel and polished it with Monelle Raffini. The polishing did nothing to do scratches unfortunately. For some protection I added Rimwax Wheelwax.









This one wheel took me 2 hours to complete! So the others will have to wait for another time. However, does someone have any tips on polishing the inside of the wheel? I used Monello Raffini Finale, which is a finishing polish, by hand and this did not do anything. I do have some Monello Mezzo as well but I think this has to be done by machine to get a good result. I own a DAP with 5" pads, so that's not going to work. And I think the foam things you can put on your electric drill are to expensive.

Do you have any tips? Let me know what you think.
meintje is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2019, 12:27 AM   #2
Chrisxtype
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Chalfont st. Peter ,Bucks
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
Had similar on my wheels, carchem g&t removed it effortlessly,
Chrisxtype is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2019, 11:33 AM   #3
-Kev-
Moderator
 
-Kev-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ashford, kent
Posts: 36,082
Thanks: 13,436
Thanked 8,879 Times in 7,001 Posts
Garage
Loads better, however thats npt tape its residue left from previous balance weights - the right sort for alloys unlike the hammer on ones on the outside
-Kev- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2019, 05:44 PM   #4
Andyblue
Distinguished Detailer
 
Andyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Not where I should be :)
Posts: 6,605
Thanks: 2,604
Thanked 3,477 Times in 2,880 Posts
Looks significantly better and well worth doing
Andyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2019, 06:30 PM   #5
streaky
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
streaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,009
Thanks: 1,304
Thanked 493 Times in 454 Posts
Looks like you made a good difference to the back of those wheels. One tip incase you didn't know is to soak make up pads in tar remover and put them on the wheel weight residue.
streaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2019, 11:49 PM   #6
ChrisHGTV
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
In the past I have degreased with gunk degreaser, sand with 1200 wet and dry and then sprayed them. The Halfords or Simonize wheel paint works well, with Halfords heavy duty lacquer over the top. I used a deck of old playing cards to mask the rims, you just poke them between the rim and tyre so they overlap. It’s a semi bodge but very quick and cheap and looks presentable until you want to have them powder coated etc. 4 wheels took just a few hours with judicious use of a hairdryer between coats
ChrisHGTV is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ChrisHGTV For This Useful Post:
Zebra (16-09-2019)
Old 18-09-2019, 08:11 PM   #7
meintje
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 22
Thanks: 1
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Wow, that's some late replies. I posted this in June
I still have one wheel to do. I actually might steel some makeup pads from my girlfriend. The wheels aren't that great on the outside, but the tape is just very disturbing to look.
Might take some pictures when tackling the last wheel.
meintje is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2019, 08:55 PM   #8
jdquinn
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 202
Thanks: 81
Thanked 105 Times in 59 Posts
Garage
To do wheels that have never been thoroughly cleaned on the inside takes time. I took 6 hours one Saturday to clean and hand polish all of my wheels on a previous car. Horrible job considering more than half the work is unseen. My latest motor should be a lot easier as the wheels appear to be newly refurbished (and done properly).


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jdquinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2019, 08:52 PM   #9
Sheep
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 983
Thanks: 593
Thanked 688 Times in 332 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Sheep
Those scratches are just that, scratches. They're typically caused by the technician removing old weights with a screw driver or something hard and metal. No way to polish them off, need to refinish the wheel.
Sheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2019, 10:41 PM   #10
Titanium Htail
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Titanium Htail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 2,346
Thanks: 1,680
Thanked 967 Times in 854 Posts
Garage
AS Tardis will get it off, sometimes a bit of heat from an air gun will melt the glue.

I had done 15 year old wheels that had never been cleaned, it will take time and plenty of it, it is not like you see in a video, this is real life.
Take your time soak paper towels with your product let it dwell.

The alternative is to rub it down then paint it yourself.

Meg's is good let it dwell for a few minutes, Smartwheels Sonax all wheel any quality product.
AF tar is good.

John Tht.
Titanium Htail is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors