removing tar on wheels?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by eliyarbrough, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. eliyarbrough

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    They are resurfacing a highway leading to our closet big city! A friend of mine has some tar on her wheels now. What gets it off? I do not know!! Thanks & see ya!!
     
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    Bug and tar remover is what I would start with. Let it sit on the tar for a minute or two, then try scraping it off with your fingernail. Tar is a real pain but usually comes off over a lot of work. Just be willing to bust your fingernails up pretty good.
     
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    Oh yeah, I said I would clean them for her. I don't have any finger nails at all!! Is there something I could substitute with for them? Thanks!!

    It is on chrome wheels if that matters, I think.
     
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    a good degreaser should do it.
    Poorboys makes some, as well as simple green.

    your wheel is chrome, you could use paint thinner on there if it's really stubborn, just wipe it with soap/water or something when your done.
     
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    The easiest way to do it is to get some engine degreaser and a plastic razor (to save your non-existent fingernails), spray, let it sit, scrape it off, then seal it all up with a good coat of polish to keep it pretty.