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Old 01-20-2004, 07:12 PM
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Cleaning Tire-Seal Glue Off Of Alloy Rims

I just went to a tire shop and had tires put on my Ranger.Well,I didn't notice it until I got home,but they made a mess of the rims.I'm gonna have a little talk with them the next time that I go by.Anyway,there are blotches of glue pretty-much all over the rims.What products can I use ro remove the glue without scratching the clearcoat off of my rims?

See my gallery for pics of my Ranger with the rims that I'm talking about.

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Old 01-20-2004, 07:18 PM
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Have you tried a little rubbing alcohol applied to a rag? Shouldn't damage the clearcoat and usually works pretty well to get off the gummy stuff. (just don't drink it it's not good for ya!!LOL)

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Was it black stuff or just kinda sticky stuff? If it was kinda clear to yellowish sticky stuff, its just tire mount stuff and should come off with just water, if its the black stuff, which I dont know why they would use it, they may have f'ed up your rims. Try some paint thinner if its that stuff, but if you cant, they are pretty much f'ed.
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I work in a tire shop and use that stuff all the time. The reason it gets sloped it around so recklessly is due to the ease of removal. The black stuff is basicaly just really thin rubber cement. Try rubbing it with your finger, it should just peel right off. I get it on my hands all the time and I don't even need soap to get it off.

If it doesn't come off, well then I have no idea what they were using. The only two chemicals used in the tire mounting procedure is that black rubber cement to form a seal on rusted or pitted rims and a grease/water solution to help the tire "pop" into place when inflating.
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Powerwagon, in my tire shop, the black stuff I am referring to is not so easy to remove. It is a really sticky stuff that is called bead lock, it is basically used to cement the tires to the wheels for wheels that are prone to breaking the beads. We use it on skidsteer tires and farm implement tires that dont have actuall beads on their rims for tubless tires, and we use them on tires for race cars for the guys who havent wised up to use tubes.
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