Tire rubber clean up on quarter panels Tricks

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  1. Old School

    Old School Veteran Member

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    Hey guys. Just wondering what everyone does to help get the tire rubber off the rear quarter panels after taking it to the track?

    I've used PAM before, but looking for a better idea. Just still takes to much elbow grease to get it off.

    I was thinking of just using Making Tape and then after the track, peel it right off. Wouldn't look appealing, but it would make clean up fast.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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    ZS10 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mud flaps.
    Actually, I just leave the rubber on. It makes a statement.
     
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    Ha, that's what I was gonna say! ;)
     
  4. Old School

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    haha, smart butt's. I actually did that one summer, but man I spent 2 hours on each side getting it all off. And when it was cleaned up, I was shocked how much different the car looked. :p
     
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    you can use this product called mud-off and it works awesome by keeping mud from sticking to a dirt track cars sheet metal and chassis .we use this on all of our dirt track race cars and it makes for easy clean up after hot lapping or mud packing . one of our dirt track assoc club members uses it on his 68 camaro drag race car to keep the rubber from building up on the quarter panels

    available from www.speedwaymotors.com part # 91080102 $7.99 for a 1 qt bottle ...... makes 3 gallons

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    ...Believe it or not ,you can use wd40 , it should be fine with most finishes, DC
     
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    I tried the wax it & leave it trick & that SUCKED!!!!

    Ive tried WD40 & that seemed to work pretty well, but was still a bit of work to get off & my painter buddy about had a heart attack when I told him what I was spraying all over my paint. LOL. I dont think it hurt it any though.

    Ive not tried the pam trick, but hear it works well.

    Ive seen the tape & it works nice, but looks jinky.

    mud flaps work well, but look kinda 70's

    Bob
     
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    I use bug and tar remover to get the rubber off. Pour some on a rag and it wipes away pretty easy. Just gotta be careful of any small pebbles caught in the rubber as not to scratch the paint. The tape idea is one of the better ideas imo, even though its not the best looking.

    Mike
     
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    I did the wax & leave & had good luck. But I caked the heck out of it & it did look goofy, but didn't care.
    They also make burnout guard stuff, seen it in catalogs. Now I just leave it normal & clean after the race.
    I use the stuff my buddy uses at a body shop. It's a professional surface prep. I buy mine at Napa.
    No damage, cleans anything, leaves no residue. Throw a little spray on wax where you cleaned &
    no one even knows you went to the track.

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    I've tried Armorall, with little success. I've seen masking tape used. I've used WD-40 to get the rubber off, once it's on the fender, it just melts away, but makes a mess. IIRC I've seen big soft magnets used. You can get big sheets of the stuff at Lowes or Home depot, it's used for covering floor vents in your home.
     

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