Former Wheel Weight Removal

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  1. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    When I had my new tires installed a couple months back the installer completely redid the weights when they aligned the car.

    Any tips to remove the remaining backing?

    Check out the bottom of the wheel for a example

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  2. RonsMinnie

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    GooGone works on most adhesives - may need to soak for a few minutes.
     
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    Yeah a 3m version of GooGone did the trick then some soapy water and presto.
     
  4. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    I'll give it a whirl

    Thanks!
     
  5. lotsie

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    WD40 also removes adhesives.

    Mark
     
  6. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Yeah - I've used by googone and WD40 on those - saturate it well, and let it sit a while. Use a plastic tool to scrape as needed. Multiple applications may be needed to get it all off.
     
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    Another helpful hint... when your wheels are warm it'll be easier to remove! ;)
     
  8. TGS91

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    Used the WD40 cause I thought multiple spray applications would soak the backing a little better

    That and a former plastic cheesecake slicer and it all came off pretty easily (Wheels were also pretty warm from the commute from the office)

    WD40 also pretty good at removing road tar

    Washed and re-waxed and all is happy in Augie's wheel world. Lookin' good!

    Thanks guys!
     

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