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Gunk on the rims will not come off!

 
Old 09-16-2004, 06:58 PM
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Default Gunk on the rims will not come off!

I have tried using goo gone, goo gone 2, break clean and hogwash carb cleaner, nothing seems to take this yellowish/blackish adhesive/gunk off the rims, in certain places I can see the finish behind the gunk... Attached are a couple pics





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holy resize batman.

Anyway what the hell is that anywa?


Try a puddy knife or something?
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Geez, where do you live?
My guess is Simple Green, its powerful, and 3 bucks. If ALL else fails, be cautions, try airplane stripper, its a super powerful cleaner, more than a degreaser.
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Old 09-17-2004, 12:14 AM
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live in chicago lol, btw where can i get aircraft stripper
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for a minute there i thought this was the best macro picture thread...

those rims look like hell.. goto a autoparts store and ask for the stripper. Thats where i got my stripper, she worked wonders.
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my stripper will never work on her car, always flirts with other guys, but is hot as hell!!!!
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Are you sure that's not pitting / corrosion? I can't tell because the pics are so big.

Did you try bleech white wheel cleaner? It works as good as break cleaner, but less harsh. Let that **** sit on for a looong time before scraping / washing off. The aircraft stripper will take the finish / clearcoat off of your rims though, so you may want that to be a last resort.

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does it go ALL the way around the rim
or is it just a lil area, it might just be were the weight was, and corroded.

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Holy grinding wheel batman... what the **** is that from?
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try some rubbing alcohol or maybe a 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and bleach combination. I can't tell by the pics but it almost looks like some of your finish has been eaten away.
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I was going to say aircraft stripper too.... I've seen it at Wal-Mart in the automotive section (next to paint strippers).

That stuff will take anything off anything, haha.
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I have heard of people going to a truck wash and getting there rims washed in an acid based material. On my friends Sebring it worked wonders
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yeah.. but before you spray that on the wheel.. take the wheel off the car first.. otherwise you're risking your fender and quarterpanel's to get a good "strip-tease" too..
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I found out when I went to get a new tire that the rims cracked on the inside, so I guess im gonna try to find a new Rim. I need a Rage Race 10 Wheel, if anyone knows where I can find one drop me a line!
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AutoZone has aircraft remover
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holy crap.. that looks gross... good luck with getting it off.
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