How To: Paint and Body How'd you get that unique look? Show your skills with pics and write-ups of how you did it ...

wheel tape

  #1  
Old 02-11-2013, 10:21 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 5
Default wheel tape

Is a b**** to get off. I recommend a heat gun, kerosene and toothbrush to get the gummy stuff off, plastic scraper and an act of God. The heat gun makes life so much easier. A hair dryer dosent have the heat to cut it. A metal scrapper with screw up and gouge your rims.

You can pick up a heat gun for 22 bucks from Lowes or Home Depo.

I posted this as just a heads up because I had to use good old fashioned google and trial and error when I took mine off a few weeks ago.
 
  #2  
Old 11-29-2013, 03:29 PM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 30
Default Rim tape

Nice one, yep that stuffs a git to get off all right!
 
  #3  
Old 12-15-2013, 09:01 PM
PossibleOne's Avatar
Welcome Crew Technician
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 515
Default

Odd, I had no trouble whatsoever getting it off. Maybe the PO put the cheaper, thinner stuff on the wheels but after I used the heat gun it was enough to pull it off by hand in one swoop with minimal glue. I think the key is in the target heat, too hot and the glue melts runny and not enough it stays stuck on the metal. Any thing that was on there I took a metal scour pad to just the lip of the rim ( I am painting the wheels anyway).
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
yumoncbr
CBR 600RR
19
03-09-2011 12:11 AM
isaacj49
600 Modifications
2
04-14-2008 01:32 AM
Ludefreak
CBR 600RR
7
06-04-2007 07:00 PM
schultzy
600 Modifications
5
05-03-2007 09:04 PM
f4i guy
F4i - Main Forum
27
01-12-2007 02:19 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: wheel tape


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.