3 Ways on How to Remove Wheel Weight Foam Glue Adhesive

Introduction: 3 Ways on How to Remove Wheel Weight Foam Glue Adhesive

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Video tutorial on how to remove the adhesive left behind from wheel weights. In this video, I will be showing you three easy ways on how to remove that glue without damaging the finish of your wheels. This stuff can be a little time consuming to remove and for those who like to keep their wheels clean, it can be an annoyance to look at too. I’m also getting ready to wax my wheels as well, so this is definitely a must to remove.

Tools/Supplies Needed:

  • paper towel
  • clean rags
  • gloves
  • wax and grease remover
  • WD40

Step 1: Cleaning Wheels

When removing that glue, it’s important to start out when clean wheels so any dust or dirt doesn’t damage the finish. Using a soap and water mix, similar to what is used on your vehicle's paint is fine. For added cleaning action to remove brake dust, you can also use a wheel specific cleaner.

Step 2: Method #1

Method Number 1

Simply using your finger and rolling away the glue. This can be a little tough, sometimes the use of a heat gun to soften up the adhesive can help as well. Simply apply pressure, I find it’s easiest to push and roll away the adhesive. Typically all the glue reside will remove and you don’t need to worry about damaging the finish of your wheels with any chemicals.

Step 3: Method #2

Method Number 2

Using WD40 or another form of light weight penetrating oil. Sometimes you can also use a cooking oil too. Apply it to a cloth or paper towel, allow it to soak into the adhesive for a moment and then rub the surface. I find it tends to start off a little slow, once that oil has soaked into it for a longer period of time, it then easily wipes away.

Unfortunately when using this method, you’ll have to follow up with washing the wheel again if you don’t want any residue from the oil left behind.method number 3

Using a wax and grease remover. Against using a soft cloth or paper towel, apply the solvent to it, allow it to soak into the surface for a moment and then rub away. Just like using the penetrating oil, this will take a little longer, but once the glue starts to dissolve, the rest will remove somewhat easier. Apply more solvent as needed. A wax and grease remover tends to be a little more friendly to paint than compared to some of the harsher solvents. It shouldn’t soften or bleach the paint and will evaporate fast.

Step 4: Method #3

Method Number 3

Using a wax and grease remover. Against using a soft cloth or paper towel, apply the solvent to it, allow it to soak into the surface for a moment and then rub away. Just like using the penetrating oil, this will take a little longer, but once the glue starts to dissolve, the rest will remove somewhat easier. Apply more solvent as needed. A wax and grease remover tends to be a little more friendly to paint than compared to some of the harsher solvents. It shouldn’t soften or bleach the paint and will evaporate fast.

Step 5: All Done!

Once done, you should apply some form of protectant on the paint. This can include a sealant, wax, ceramic coating, etc.

Do you have a method to help remove this type of adhesive, please share it in the comments below. Stay up to date with my latest tutorials, don't forget to FOLLOW my profile and be sure to check out my YOUTUBE page as well for all your DIY needs.

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