1994 E36 320i whats this on my alloys and how do I remove it?

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  1. 1994 E36 320i whats this on my alloys and how do I remove it? 
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    Cleaned the car today after the long trip to wembley and back,it seems i have some tar or brake fluid maybe on the front drivers side wheel?

    Its black and splattered across the inner wheel(see photo below).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48327838@N06/4633112851/

    Any ideas what this is,how it got there,and how to get rid of it are greatly appreciated!
     
     

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    sorry for the original forum i put this thread in,didnt even notice the bodywork forum until now!
     
     

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    If thats brake fluid I would start to get concerned.

    It could just be brake dust that has stuck to road grime on the rim, which will come off with some soapy water.
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    Thats what I was thinking Steve but you beat me to it

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    Lol i guess brake fluid was a long shot!The front brake pads have just been changed so it could be the remnants of a coating off the pads or something i guess,ill give it some elbow grease and wonder wheels tomorrow and see what i can come up with!
     
     

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    yep give them a good clean and then go out for a drive, but go really slow and test your brakes and then stop the car and have another look at your wheels for repeat splash marks. You may be able to pin point where it is coming from since if it is there again it won't be after a long drive and hopefully if brake oil it will still be clean'ish and easyier to diagnose other than black and not easy. Anyway you may be right about the pads though but best to be safe than sorry. I do know however that when I changed my pads that did not happen to me.

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    Dont wonderwheel nice alpina wheels! You mad!?
     
     

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    ah ok,didnt know wonder wheels had a bad name!Saw it in the garage and thought ahh perfect.

    Ill try the wd40 cheers folks.

    Also Bigben,i thought they were type 32s but i could be wrong?
     
     

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    Any more ideas folks?Ive given the wd40 a good go but its not even faded.
     
     

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