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    Default Alloy Wheels - Need a clean

    So the inside of my rims are filthy and some evidence of stickers / weights have been there, i need to bring them back to showroom condition,

    So what should i use, weather holding out i will remove them and clean them this weekend, so answers on a postcard please

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    So the inside of my rims are filthy and some evidence of stickers / weights have been there, i need to bring them back to showroom condition,

    So what should i use, weather holding out i will remove them and clean them this weekend, so answers on a postcard please
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    I would use something like Bilberry wheel cleaner to clean and remove any dirt/brakedust if you have oily dirt then a good super degreaser as well, to remove any glue or tar then TARDIS is your best friend, this stuff is amazing, however when using Tardis DO NOT leave on for more than a minute before wiping off, and make sure you THROW AWAY the cloth after use as if you try and wash it you will need a new washer as this stuff stinks out the machine lol.

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    Some APC or TFR on the inside proper agitated with a brush should see you right, but when done get some wax/sealant on their to keep them tip top

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    Some APC or TFR on the inside proper agitated with a brush should see you right, but when done get some wax/sealant on their to keep them tip top
    APC will have alot of trouble removing glue remains though mate, go Tardis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavli View Post
    APC will have alot of trouble removing glue remains though mate, go Tardis.
    Not with a heavier concentrate, its best not to use anything too harsh to prevent any future bubbling and discolouration.

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    If used correctly to the guidelines then Tardis will be fine, don't know of any APC that will take glue off without some serious scrubbing lol, but hey just my experience.
    No harm to try it I guess.

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    TBH the best thing to remove sticky pads/tar blobs is Autoglym intensive tar remover

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    It's only a bit of glue you tart, try a drop of petrol lot of fuss about nothing imo ............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    It's only a bit of glue you tart, try a drop of petrol lot of fuss about nothing imo ............
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    Yeah I have heard peeps using a little petrol to remove tar, just be careful not to do in direct sunlight and wipe off ASAP as with Tardis

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