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Removing tar from alloy wheels

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Tipster, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Tipster
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    Tipster New Member

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    [Mar 22, 2007]
    I'm new here and I have a new car too. :)

    I've owned my A3 S-line for just under two weeks and when I cleaned it for the first time, I've noticed that there is quite a lot of tar on the alloys. I've had this problem on previous cars, and I find it a real nightmare to remove.

    What is the best way to remove tar from alloys?
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    [Mar 23, 2007]
    Use Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover. You can get it in Halfords.
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    46TheDoctor Valentino Rossi A.K.A The Doctor

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    [Mar 24, 2007]
    I found a little petrol on a rag works as well as any products on the market as long as you re-apply some good quality polish to the area afterwards.
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    [Mar 24, 2007]
    I used to use WD40, but most solvents will work.
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    [Jul 10, 2007]
    HI
    Furniture polish..eg Pledge does the trick......use it a lot for cleaning tar off white motorcycle wheels...doesnt smudge it around
    Johny
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    [Jul 14, 2007]
    WD40 is fine as is a dedicated tar and glue remover.
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