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Old 02-10-2012, 08:09 PM
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Cleaning up wheel wells

Whats a good and efficient way to clean up tar/road grime from painted wheel wells. I have tried auto soaps/bug and tar remover, but nothing seems to renew my wells to their original shiny chevy red.

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wd40....it's actually a solvent
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Kerosene, it was commonly used for bug/tar remover in the detail industry.
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Charcoal lighter, test it first, it works on most paints.
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I have heard all these solutions before. But.. do I not have to worry about strong solvents dissolving the clear coat? I have a bottle of the purple solvent that many use, and it cleans grease very well. But I am hesitant to try it on a painted surface.

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I have used wd 40 many times with no problem ..I would leave the purple degreaser on the shelf .. soak it
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During winter when my car sits more, I jack it up in the driveway and remove the tires and wheels. I get the cheap liquid laundry detergent and mix up a bucket with hot water. Then I use a brush I have with a long handle and scrub everything I can reach with it. Use a mitt after that to get whatever I missed. Rinse it and then use the same spray detailer I use on the body to wipe it down.
They never look as good as the body, but if you wanted to polish or wax them, they might get closer.
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I have heard all these solutions before. But.. do I not have to worry about strong solvents dissolving the clear coat? I have a bottle of the purple solvent that many use, and it cleans grease very well. But I am hesitant to try it on a painted surface.

Thanks for the input!
WD40 has alway's work well for me. JMO



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what if you high pressure power washed it? Usually, that works pretty well but unscrew any extraneous parts before hand or they may end up in your backyard, or even someone else's!

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