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Old 05-09-2022, 10:14 AM   #1
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Tape residue on Aluminum Wheels

Any thoughts on how to get two month old tape and tape residue off the Dura Finish aluminum wheel. Asked Alcoa question line and they said use a neutral ph soap. That does nothing. I need something that will removed the residue, but not the Dura finish. Maybe alcohol, less strong than Goof Off.
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Try PAM and a plastic scraper.
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WD-40 and a rag?
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I use Tea Tree Oil for all that kind of stuff - available at Wal-Mart - easy on most (? all) surfaces as a natural product.
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I used 3M Adhesive Remover and plastic razor blades on my Alcoas but they are older and I don't believe they have the Dura Finish, however the 3M product claims to be safe for "most cured automotive finishes".
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I have used Goo Gone on many surfaces without any issues.
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Any thoughts on how to get two month old tape and tape residue off the Dura Finish aluminum wheel. Asked Alcoa question line and they said use a neutral ph soap. That does nothing. I need something that will removed the residue, but not the Dura finish. Maybe alcohol, less strong than Goof Off.

This is the best product for removing the glue residue. I learned this for removing the labels and tape glue from plastic without damage to the plastic. Works on most things the same way. For dried on like you have let it soak with a soaked rag to help dissolve.


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Best-Test...Quart/25576428


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I talked to Tiffin and he suggested WD-40. This got about 1/2 of it off. Layer of glue still left behind.
This was the green tape. I think the 3M is good for 1-2 weeks in the sun. This has been 2 months, but in a garage the last three weeks.
I think I'll try one of the suggested solvents. I have googone, nut it might be to strong. Thanks
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I talked to Tiffin and he suggested WD-40. This got about 1/2 of it off. Layer of glue still left behind.
This was the green tape. I think the 3M is good for 1-2 weeks in the sun. This has been 2 months, but in a garage the last three weeks.
I think I'll try one of the suggested solvents. I have googone, nut it might be to strong. Thanks
Any update? I just picked up a new Open Road and it has similar tape residue on the Alcoa wheels.
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I have only removed the tape and some of the tape residue so far. I am leery of the strong solvents because of the "Dura-Shine" wheels. I appears to be a plastic coating of some type. If it is removed in spots then those spots will tarnish. Not sure that uncoated wheels might be better with a once a year polish. I only have four aluminum wheels. Used to have to polish many more.
One front wheel is not shinny as well. Part of it looks like it has been acid washed, but of course it hasn't. Might be clear coat over spray?
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3M adhesive remover. Not cheap, but works better than anything I have tried including all kinds of solvents, googone, orange oil, WD 40, and albino raccoon pee.
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I have only removed the tape and some of the tape residue so far. I am leery of the strong solvents because of the "Dura-Shine" wheels. I appears to be a plastic coating of some type. If it is removed in spots then those spots will tarnish. Not sure that uncoated wheels might be better with a once a year polish. I only have four aluminum wheels. Used to have to polish many more.
One front wheel is not shinny as well. Part of it looks like it has been acid washed, but of course it hasn't. Might be clear coat over spray?
My friend has a 2017 Newmar Ventana with coated wheels. The clear coat is delaminating around the lug nuts and small chipped spots that have collected over the miles and time of ownership. I think the the future remedy is to strip the clear coat and polish them to look like new.
I have uncoated wheels on my 2017 Phaeton. I can clean and shine them to be brighter than the coated wheels, I agree with the uncoated wheels.
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