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    1. Member
      Join Date
      Apr 28th, 2008
      In a house
      2012 CC Rline Candy White
      04-01-2012 11:23 AM #1
      I bought some wheels off of a member, and during the cleaning, I noticed alot of old road tar on the wheels. I got the wheels looking pretty good, just having some problems getting the tar off. Any suggestions??
      Thanks in advance!

    2. 04-01-2012 01:30 PM #2
      Go to the hardware store and get a gallon of mineral spirits ( varsol etc ) and soak a rag in it and lt it dwell on the wheel to dissolve the tar.

      Thats all I use even on the car body ... cheaper than the specialty boutique stuff and does the same ..

      Verry safe too ..

    3. 04-06-2012 09:10 AM #3
      $4 a gallon

    4. Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 25th, 2004
      E30 Cab & 1.8T Golf
      04-06-2012 01:23 PM #4
      I've had good success with mineral spirits as well--very cheap stuff.

      Example, I bought a set of used wheels and wanted to get them pristine before mounting. I washed with soap and water, then went to work with a clay bar. 30 minutes of frustration later I tried mineral spirits and everything came off almost instantly.

      Use a sealant like Nu Finish after the mineral spirits to keep things looking good.

    5. Member 22AudiQ's Avatar
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      Sep 13th, 2008
      New York, NY
      04-06-2012 01:31 PM #5
      I'll have to try mineral spirits, too. Any issue on plastic or rubber?

      I keep using 3M Adhesive Remover. Works well, but it's expensive!

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