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Removing tar from alloy wheels

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by Tipster, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Tipster

    Tipster New Member

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    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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  3. icenutter

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    Use Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover. You can get it in Halfords.
     
  4. 46TheDoctor

    46TheDoctor Valentino Rossi A.K.A The Doctor

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    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.
     
  5. inigoj

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    I used to use WD40, but most solvents will work.
     
  6. Johnytuono

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    HI
    Furniture polish..eg Pledge does the trick......use it a lot for cleaning tar off white motorcycle wheels...doesnt smudge it around
    Johny
     
  7. Neil_S

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    WD40 is fine as is a dedicated tar and glue remover.
     

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