Removing track rubber from armourfend

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Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by Boothy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:42 pm

Any tips? I can remove it from the paint no problem with auto glym tar or bug remover but its seriously stuck to my armourfend.

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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by fatcat » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:22 pm

No idea, however when my (ex)S2 was serviced at Sinclaires the car always came back with the Armourfend as 'new' (ish).

I think a mixture of tar/bug remover + a hot jet/pressure washer may have been used.

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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by jonnyfox » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:03 pm

Autoglym tar remover works for me! :cool:
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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by Boothy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:26 pm

Hmmmm, Autoglym tar remover has always worked in the past for me but not it only works on my paint and not the armourfend...
I wonder if a scratch remover will work on it?

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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by 21TonyK » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:59 pm

WD-40 works well unless the Armourfend takes the paint off...
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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by pete757 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:02 pm

[quote=Boothy]Any tips? I can remove it from the paint no problem with auto glym tar or bug remover but its seriously stuck to my armourfend. [/quote]

AutoGlym paint cleaner mate. Works perfectly! :)

But leave it till after MOnday eh!!! :grin:

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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by Boothy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:42 pm

[quote=pete757][quote=Boothy]Any tips? I can remove it from the paint no problem with auto glym tar or bug remover but its seriously stuck to my armourfend. [/quote]

AutoGlym paint cleaner mate. Works perfectly! :)

Which one is the paint cleaner mate? Not seen that, a search on google showed a paint renovator which I think I own somewhere :grin:
Don't worry I wont be doing it till after monday? ;)

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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by jfk » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:06 pm

Are you sure it's just stuck to the armourfend ?
What I mean is ... what looks like stuck rubber and tar may actually be under the surface of the armourfend cos it's got stone chips in etc.etc. This was the case with mine ...
Had to remove it to make it look ok again ..

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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by TonyKL » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:55 pm

I've had this problem too, I found that a de-greaser worked ok but I still have marks along my white sills :( mild clay would do it but would take forever.

I was also shown that Autoglyms super resin polish will actually remove the rubber too !

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Re: Removing track rubber from armourfend

Post by ade » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:16 am

I use T-Cut to get it off mine,seem to work ok and it's cheap ;)

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