Here at Rimblades, every now and then we have customers contact us regarding the fitment of our products. Some customers find that their Rimblades do not bond onto their alloys properly, they often fall off some time after installation. We understand that this can be very frustrating so the purpose of this article is to explain why this is happening and how to avoid it.
If your Rimblades fall off after installation, the cause is most likely 'Tyre Shine'. The presence of Tyre Shine on your wheels is the cause of virtually all cases of Rimblades product failures. Tyre Shine is a product that is designed to protect tyres from sun damage and ageing, whilst also giving the tyre a wet and shiny aesthetic finish. The product is made from silicone, which is a non stick surface. When Tyre Shine is used on tyres, because of the application method there is usually an overspray onto the wheel rim surface, leaving a non stick surface on the wheels.
Rimblades are made with only the finest and highest-quality materials from 3M, so the bond should be superb. If you have just bought a new or secondhand car from a dealership, or you are an avid cleaner of your own vehicle, it is likely the tyres, and therefore the wheels will be covered in tyre shine.
Silicone is not easy to remove. The alcohol wipes that we supply in our kits are not effective at removing silicone, a special chemical formulation needs to be used for it to be removed thoroughly. There are specific products designed for this use.
Rimblades Tyre Shine Remover is the perfect product to deal with this issue. Tried and tested, we know how effective it is and cannot stress enough how important it is to thoroughly remove all traces of Tyre Shine before installation of your Rimblades. Click here
to see our Tyre Shine Remover.
Rimblades Wheel & Tyre Cleaner is the perfect alternative to Tyre Shine. It leaves your tyre's looking clean and glossy without the non-stick surface that Tyre Clean leaves behind. Click here
to see our Wheel & Tyre Cleaner.