Rubbing with your finger works on the more rubbery stuff, WD40 is good
for this, there's a product called goo-gone, and you can also get
plastic scrapers. You could also cut a small piece of wood into a
I have painted AL wheels and I use wheel cleaner and a brush with the
wheel off the car. If that doesn't work I resort to mequiar's heavy cut
cleaner or in a couple cases very careful use of a razor blade once it
was softened up by wheel cleaner. Scraping with a plastic tool to cut
gaps in it and then more wheel cleaner helps some.
I usually leave it wait until I am switching winter and
summer tires to do it.
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