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Old 07-30-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
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what is this @#%$ on my wheels????

I just washed my car today, and after I scrubbed the crap out of my wheels I found this weird orange-brown stuff that looks like it is dripping down the wheels, but its really not moving. And then there is some white-ish crap also growing in the grooves in the wheels and around the lugs. I scrubbed the hell out of them with the ArmorAll wheel cleaner (which is garbage, by the way; it doesn't work on the lovely BMW brake dust), and then I scrubbed them down with Mean Green cleaner. All the brake dust came off, but not the orange or white stuff. I haven't seen any of this stuff until the last week or two, and I always wash my car at least every 2 weeks. Has anyone seen this before???







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Old 07-30-2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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try using wax, it may work
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:18 PM   #3
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try using wax, it may work
How is wax going to get that stuff out? Are you talking about wax with light grit in it? The big issue is what this stuff is and where it is coming from.
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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looks like the adhesive from your weights that balance your wheel kind-of melted and with some moisture and gravity dripped along your wheel
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:25 PM   #5
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buy some adhesive remover, if you get the good stuff it works great
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:33 PM   #6
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:43 PM   #7
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I guess I can see where you would think that it is adhesive from my cleverly placed balancing weights. But if you look at the wheels, it seems to be coming from inside the wheels.

Could be the adhesive, though. It has been hot as hell here for the last couple weeks. I'll have to test that theory tomorrow.

Anyone else got any ideas?

Oh, by the way, Samlb, lick deez.
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:50 PM   #8
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Why worry about a little dirt when you have all that curb rash?
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Why worry about a little dirt when you have all that curb rash?
No, dick, thats just from the crappy resolution I had to use to upload the pictures. The real road rash is on another wheel that I didn't take pictures of. Its not that bad, though. Go ahead and talk **** about my retarded placement of wheel balancers, too.
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My bad, I guess that is the wheel with the rash. So what. Thanks for pointing it out and increasing my insecurity
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DO you ever use any wheel cleaner? I used some armor all wheel cleaner on my winter rims and they turned like that color.
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DO you ever use any wheel cleaner? I used some armor all wheel cleaner on my winter rims and they turned like that color.
your brakes probably already started to oxidize before you finished washing them then when you rinsed them the oxidation dripped onto your wheel. just get a wet towel and put some soap on it. and lightly scrub it. it will come off.
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try GooGone. removes sticky stuff.
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cosmoline,
all cars shipped over seas are coated with it. the military uses it on armory to keep them from rusting in shipment. it melts at about 135F and has a flash point of 365F.

when your bmw made it to the VPC it washed down in very hot water to remove the coating however as you can see it can't get it all. poke around under the carrige and you'll find more. it's sticky and nasty.

hot very hot water is your best bet. followed by a good detergent i.e. simple green.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:01 AM   #17
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No, dick, thats just from the crappy resolution I had to use to upload the pictures.
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?
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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.
Did you read the message he was replying to? You call
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Why worry about a little dirt when you have all that curb rash?
'trying to help'? I call is sarcastic crap and his (ADA's) reply was justified. Perhaps teamdfl needs the class in social tacts.

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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?
i totally agree with you, its as if the thread starter got a stick up his ass and its still sensitive about it.

chill dude. the others were trying to help anyway
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