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Old 07-31-2005, 03:28 PM   #21
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:27 PM   #22
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I think it is baked on (from the heat of the brakes) liquid wrench - did your dealer take the wheels off recently for any reason?
I know because that is what the morons at Volvo did on my wife's car when they could not get a wheel off after they had King Kong without a torque wrench put them on.
The stains looked just like yours.
Let the wheel cool off and spray with WD40, let soak for 5 minutes or so, wipe off and wax.
Worked for me.
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:02 PM   #23
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damn dude, stop being so hostile. The member was just trying to help. Don't be all defensive. You need to learn some social tacts. Stop attacking people that is trying to help you.

P.S Either use more elbow grease to remove the stains or try clay bar. It is worth a shot you think?
people that do that piss me off, just fuking chill and use your netetiquette
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:38 PM   #24
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hot very hot water is your best bet. followed by a good detergent i.e. simple green.
.... Careful, simple green will dull the finish of the wheels. As will wheel cleaners if left on too long.
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:47 PM   #25
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BMW wheel cleaner should work
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:26 PM   #26
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:30 AM   #27
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I tried washing them. Thats what I was saying. I got the Armor All wheel cleaner, and it sucked. Then I got this Mean Green stuff that worked pretty good, but it couldn't get the brown stuff off. I seriously scrubbed those things hard. I'm gonna try the adhesive remover.

FYI, I started this thread because I was looking for a little help. I didn't start it to get a wise-ass comment about curb rash, so I returned with my own little wise-ass comment. Damn, you people are so edgy. I don't have a stick up my ass, there's just no need for stupid comments, unless you expect one back. Which is the best you can expect from ADA, as he really has nothing to offer anybody.
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:32 AM   #28
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You guys are probably right about stuff melting and dripping. Its been ridiculously hot and humid here in sunny Ft Benning, GA, especially on the nice black tar that they just laid down in the parking lot. Personally, I think this place is hotter than Texas at times.
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:25 AM   #29
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Adhesive remover might damage the paint. Try either WD40 or claybar. They are both paint-safe.
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:47 PM   #30
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I tried washing them. Thats what I was saying. I got the Armor All wheel cleaner, and it sucked. Then I got this Mean Green stuff that worked pretty good, but it couldn't get the brown stuff off. I seriously scrubbed those things hard. I'm gonna try the adhesive remover.

FYI, I started this thread because I was looking for a little help. I didn't start it to get a wise-ass comment about curb rash, so I returned with my own little wise-ass comment. Damn, you people are so edgy. I don't have a stick up my ass, there's just no need for stupid comments, unless you expect one back. Which is the best you can expect from ADA, as he really has nothing to offer anybody.
.... jeez, get a sense of humor. obviously you haven't been on this forum that much....

i never seen anyone balance their wheels like that .. lol.. (joke)
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:32 PM   #31
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Had the same rims and the same sh!t happened to me. Oh by the way....couldnt get it off.
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Old 08-01-2005, 02:30 PM   #32
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This thread deteriorated pretty quickly.

mschupp, relax a little. I think the "lick it off" and "curb rash" comments were just funnin' with ya, I don't think any real insults or harm were intended.

Regarding the problem, could it be a small brake fluid leak? Although, I would think the brake fluid would be fairly easy to clean off so that may not be it.

Edit: Just realized this is my first post on this forum. There's so many forums for Bimmer enthusiasts, it's hard to keep track.

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Old 08-01-2005, 03:36 PM   #33
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it could be cat urine. if that stuff sets in, it stays.
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:41 PM   #34
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Same rim but mine has some black sticky ****...couldn't get it off. Tried wax, soap, goo gone, no luck......

Someone recommended I get some cement cleaner and dilute it with water and clean it with that. In theory it should work but I can't imagine the finish of the rim after that.....u might want to try this and let us know how it went.
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