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How to remove sticky tape from rims ?


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I've had a search but can't find any tips, so apologies if it's been covered before.


After getting tyres fitted and re- balanced, the sticky tape used to hold the previous balance weights is left on the wheel and looks unsightly. What can I use to remove this sticky tape / glue ?


PS - WD40 hasn't worked ! :(

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I used white spirit and a toothbrush.

You can get 10 child’s toothbrushes for £2 at B&M so use them for cleaning stuff then chuck away.

If they are soft enough for their teeth you won’t have to worry about scratching your wheel rims.

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‘Sticky Stuff Remover’ available from lots of places including amazon. Has always worked for me.

 

Oohh good call.


I forgot I’ve got a bottle of that.

Used it to get the glue residue off my Step daughters Clio when I was replacing the rear window / door seal.

It kind of melted the old glue and it came off in sticky balls, a lot like snot but not as salty.

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‘Sticky Stuff Remover’ available from lots of places including amazon. Has always worked for me.

 

Oohh good call.


I forgot I’ve got a bottle of that.

Used it to get the glue residue off my Step daughters Clio when I was replacing the rear window / door seal.

It kind of melted the old glue and it came off in sticky balls, a lot like snot but not as salty.

 

Remind me to decline the amuse-bouche at your place :D

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........ a lot like snot but not as salty.....

 

Which begs the question "and how do you know?"


I first used this question to great effect when I was teaching a student who had just undertaken a particularly hot and strenuous breathing apparatus drill. As a consequence, he was drinking a large cup of the (admittedly disgusting) saline solution we used to use for rehydration after these exercises.


His comment was "effing hell this stuff tastes like monkey sp*nk". Cue question. Oh how we laughed.

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‘Sticky Stuff Remover’ available from lots of places including amazon. Has always worked for me.

 

This is the best stuff.


Apply with a brush leave for about 2 mins and scrape off with a credit card! Depending on finish Acetone or isopropyl alcohol to clean surface afterwards.

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Many thanks for all the replies ! :D


I mentioned this when I was picking my bike up from my local Motorrad dealer. The salesman produced a bottle of "Tar and Glue" which he was good enough to use to clean the sticky tape residue from both my wheels. A short soak, brush with a toothbrush then clean off with a rag - et voilà - clean wheels !


So - Sticky Stuff Remover, or Tar & Glue to be sourced for next time ! :D

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You guys are brilliant - I tried Google and couldn't find it. Now I know what it is and where to get it - thanks again !! :cheers:

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