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    Cleaning alloys

    I've recently discovered the difference having some decent wheel cleaner (Bilberry) and sealant (Poorboys) can make to my alloys but it has now made me want to improve them even more!

    I've had a couple of tyres replaced over the last few months and now have unsightly glue marks where the balancing weights were removed which are really noticable as I have the 5 spoke 18" Penta alloys.

    I'm planning to take all the wheels off when the weather gets better to give them a thorough clean and seal but was hoping someone would have some advice on how to get rid of the glue-y bits!

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    small amount of heat,
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    As said, heat the glue and it should pull off. Once cleaned, clay, polish and seal the wheels.
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    Thanks guys, now to wait for the weather to heat up a bit....

    Edit: BTW, what polish is good for use on alloys? Will SRP do the job?

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    will be fine. then top off with a wheel sealant
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    or you could try degreaser and use some megs paint cleaner step 1 i fing that works very good
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