Removing stubborn dirt from wheels

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
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Somerset
2019 case maxxum. Wheels look like this. Have tried preasure washing, tfr, degreaser. Nothing will shift the dirt. Only thing that seems to work is rubbing the same spot for a long long time till eventually it rubs off. Is there a way to get this dirt off or is my tractor going to have brown wheels for ever?
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ColinV6

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How long has it been since it’s been washed? It could be that the paint has been stained.

If TFR is struggling I’m not sure what to suggest. Unless a compound polish would work?
 

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
How long has it been since it’s been washed? It could be that the paint has been stained.

If TFR is struggling I’m not sure what to suggest. Unless a compound polish would work?
I wash it regularly. This happened over winter when dad was feeding the cattle with it and I didn't use it. Don't think the paint is stained as I can wipe it away with a lot of elbow grease. I should mention the tfr is diluted 100:1. Dont want to take the paint off. Is it safe to use a more concentrated solution, like just brushing it on?
 

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ColinV6

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I wash it regularly. This happened over winter when dad was feeding the cattle with it and I didn't use it. Don't think the paint is stained as I can wipe it away with a lot of elbow grease. I should mention the tfr is diluted 100:1. Dont want to take the paint off. Is it safe to use a more concentrated solution, like just brushing it on?

Im not sure on dilution rates to be honest. I just put ours on through the pressure washer. Have you tried hot washing also? 120 degrees and TFR tends to remove just about anything but don’t blast too hard or it’ll take the paint.
 

sahara

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Location
Somerset
We get the same thing with the white wheels on our TM. It's the red sandstone soils that we have here in Somerset!
To get ours clean I do as @Robt suggests.
Plenty of elbow grease I fear!
 

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
is the paint too soft?
dont think there's a problem with the paint its just this soil mixed with oil i think... damned stuff has just glued itself to the wheels.
Im not sure on dilution rates to be honest. I just put ours on through the pressure washer. Have you tried hot washing also? 120 degrees and TFR tends to remove just about anything but don’t blast too hard or it’ll take the paint.
i have neither a hot washer nor a preasure washer that can do anything other than water... mines a bit pathetic to be quite honest but a new one is just too expensive.
 

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