Results 1 to 15 of 15

Removing rubber from burnouts

This is a discussion on Removing rubber from burnouts within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Wondering what you guys think is the best stuff to use to remove the rubber build up on the rear ...

  1. #1
    Member Young11b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    156

    White
    2000 Pontiac Trans Am

    Removing rubber from burnouts

    Wondering what you guys think is the best stuff to use to remove the rubber build up on the rear quarter panels after doing a burnout. I tried brake cleaner and it works but is real pain in the ass and is taking the clearcoat off. A real NoNo

  2. #2
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    I used a 3M bug/sap remover. But I haven't been able to find it recently.

    I use my fingers and get what I can. I have a bunch of it on my car from the Hoosiers I cooked at a burnout contest.
    I will clean it up as best I can....then use an old pad and my portercable to clean it all up.


    Spray rear 1/4 panel down with Pam/WD40 before racing and it will make life MUCH easier.

  3. #3
    Rockin the Ruckus! 02Sweet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Line Lexington, PA
    Posts
    2,670

    NBM
    2002 z28 camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by Young11b View Post
    Wondering what you guys think is the best stuff to use to remove the rubber build up on the rear quarter panels after doing a burnout. I tried brake cleaner and it works but is real pain in the ass and is taking the clearcoat off. A real NoNo
    I just use a junky sponge when I was it and it comes off pretty easy.

    But I have a bunch of wax on the car.

    If its real bad the turtle wax bug and tar remover helps too

  4. #4
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,519

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    you let it cool on there and it's a huge PIA to get off. I did that once. From then on I either put Pam cooking spray on it or take some wide masking tape and tape the quarters off.
    I just had to work and work to get mine off. Bug remover, wd-40, clay bar, and elbow grease.

  5. #5
    Yeah baby! Yeah! silverWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    okc
    Posts
    2,571

    Silver 2002 WS.6
    Red 1989 Formula

    WD-40 doesn't mess up the paint? I thought it would. Good info!

  6. #6
    Exalted Cyclops 67CamaroRSSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    5,824

    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    If yer quick about it, don't rub too hard and wax immediately after then lacquer thinner works great.
    67 Camaro: K-K + 797-z (look it up), 454/Th400/4.10 12-bolt = 6mpg, PS/PDB/PW tilt, tach, gauges...

    2005 Corvette LS2/M6 Magnetic Red Metallic (What else would it be?) w/ Cashmere interior

    2002 Z28: NBM/Tan, MTI smooth lid, smooth bellows, !AIR, !cats, 1-3/4" QTP SS LT's, 2-1/2" TD's with X-pipe, MagnaFlows dumped at axle, custom welded SFC's, MidWest Chassis body mount adjustable T/A, 3400 stall, 3.23 gears (was 2.73). Tuned: 343rwhp/357rwt (before TD's). Best: 12.559 @ 108+, 1.73 60' @ 3500' DA w/MT ET Street DR's.

    Carbon footprint? CLOWN SHOE!

  7. #7
    Rockin the Ruckus! 02Sweet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Line Lexington, PA
    Posts
    2,670

    NBM
    2002 z28 camaro

    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    If yer quick about it, don't rub too hard and wax immediately after then lacquer thinner works great.
    True But I stress QUICK!!!!!!!

  8. #8
    Member dragonchick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Chuckey, TN
    Posts
    373

    black
    2001 Trans Am

    I've also heard you can also rub vaseline on the rear quarters, but i'm liking the cooking spray idea better.

  9. #9
    Member Young11b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    156

    White
    2000 Pontiac Trans Am

    Well I figured out DO NOT use brake cleaner... Even if you wax right after. Just throwing it out there

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    285

    Pewter
    2000 Camaro SS

    Get all the big stuff off and try pledge, i use pledge when i get road grime on the bottom of the busas tale and pledge take it right off. plus it makes it smell good. Let me know if you try it and it works.

  11. #11
    Junior Member 92z28camarokid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    St. Joseph, MO/Camdenton, MO
    Posts
    56

    Atomic Orange
    1992 Camaro Z28

    Never use WD40 on a car if you ever plan on repainting it. It'll be a huge PITA to get it all out and will leave fisheyes all over if you don't get it all

  12. #12
    Moderator 35th-ANV-SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wherever life takes me
    Posts
    12,465

    Red
    02 35th LE Camaro SS

    I personally use the "blue" painters tape on my rear quarters.

    After racing I just pull it off.

    Piece of cake.

  13. #13
    ;) Packy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Surf City, NC
    Posts
    2,503

    Black/Screaming Yellow
    99 S/C TA WS6 & 04 Cobra

    As mentioned the blue painters tape will do wonders for preventing a mess but if you already have a mess then use new dryer sheets with warm water. That also works for bugs too. It is the best thing i have found in years! I second never using WD-40 or any petroleum based products unless you want to damage something.
    Last edited by Packy; 04-20-2011 at 12:18 PM.
    1999 Trans Am WS6 Black - Forged 346, P1SC (8psi), TH-400, and 12 bolt(3.73's)
    10.29@129 w/1.60 sixty foot

    2004 Screaming Yellow Mustang Cobra - Whipple 2.3, Exhaust, & CCW's...My DD

  14. #14
    Member Young11b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    156

    White
    2000 Pontiac Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Packy View Post
    As mentioned the blue painters tape will do wonders for preventing a mess but if you already have a mess then use new dryer sheets with warm water. That also works for bugs too. It is the best thing i have found in years! I second never using WD-40 or any petroleum based products unless you want to damage something.
    I would have never thought to use dryer sheets. How did you come up with that idea? When Im home (in 4 months) I will have to try it out.

    Great tips everyone

  15. #15
    Moderator Firebirdjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    12,552
    Quote Originally Posted by Young11b View Post
    Wondering what you guys think is the best stuff to use to remove the rubber build up on the rear quarter panels after doing a burnout. I tried brake cleaner and it works but is real pain in the ass and is taking the clearcoat off. A real NoNo
    Haha,,,ya brake cleaner eats paint.

    I just throw wax on the quarters before I head to the track. Same wax I use to wax the car. When I'm done racing it simply wipes off with a damp sponge.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Burnouts
    By Guerrillakilla13 in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 07-06-2012, 06:41 PM
  2. burnouts
    By venom98 in forum General Help
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-01-2007, 07:33 PM
  3. When doing burnouts?
    By william SS in forum Drag Racing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2007, 07:27 PM
  4. Where are your burnouts?
    By illcul8troffcr in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-04-2006, 12:00 PM
  5. burnouts help!?
    By adamzbabyz28 in forum Camaro / SS
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-14-2006, 12:53 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •