It is imperative that you clean your rims first with a solvent or Acetone (eg.Diggers from Bunnings) as per our fitting instructions. The wipes we provide are ONLY for removing excess solvent after you have cleaned the rims. All tyre shines and mag wheel cleaners (Armourall, Meguiars etc) use silicon, which can be hard to see or remove, and it will stop the skins sticking properly to your wheels or may result in them coming off after a short time. This is why you have to use solvent first.
Due to Australia’s dangerous goods laws, we are unable to send solvent or acetone based product through the mail.
Note: The adhesive used on Rimskins is two stage, the first stage being only slightly tacky. This is designed to give you the best result, allowing you to lift and reapply multiple times. The second stage cures over 24 hours to full strength and begins once applied. Many people confuse the first stage with the tape not having adhesion, however this the same tape used to install windscreens in many cars and is more than strong enough once fully cured and can last more than 5 years. 99% of Rimskins failures are due to not using solvent.
Rimskins are only designed to protect wheel rims against kerb damage incurred at low speed while parking. Rimskins are not designed to protect wheel rims against kerb damage incurred at normal driving speeds. Rimskins may not be suitable for all wheel rim designs.
The adhesive will not stick to surfaces that have been recently treated with a Teflon or silicone based preservative/dressing treatment. These treatments can be applied after the installation of Rimskins.