3M™ Removal Tool PN99099 makes it easy to remove previously taped-on wheel weights without damaging the wheel. Our tool dislodges the weight from its position with less likelihood of scratching or marring the surface wheel.
Cleanly Remove Wheel Balancing Weights
3M™ Removal Tool PN99099 helps cleanly and easily detach tape-attached wheel balancing weights from the wheels of vehicles. Made from plastic, this tool is less likely to scratch the surface of the wheel than other tools made from metal. The tool is a bright red so that automotive technicians can find it easily in a tool box or at a workstation. Tool measures 11" overall with a 6" handle. This is the same tool that comes with the 3M™ Wheel Weight Starter Kit - part number 99100, but is offered here for workshops that would like extra removal tools.
How to Use the Tool
To remove a taped-on weight, simply insert the removal tool between the adhesive and the rim at the corner of the wheel weight and push firmly. Once the weight has lifted from the rim, grab the raised end and lift upward at a 90 degree angle peeling the weight until it is removed completely.
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Cut-to-Weight Wheel Weights that are More Environmentally Friendly
Our wheel weight system uses a flexible and conformable wheel balancing material that allows technicians to cut the exact amount of weight required, and then securely install it on the wheel with 3M™ Automotive Attachment Tape. Designed to have less impact on the environment than industry standard lead weights, the 3M™ Wheel Weight System is a proprietary product with unique properties built to meet our customers ever-increasing needs for lead-free, quality products.
3M Science Does its Part to Eliminate a Source of Lead Contamination
According to the EPA, approximately 1.6 million pounds of lead wheel weights are lost in the United States when they fall off during normal driving conditions. These weights can enter our environment in a variety of ways, including being washed into storm sewers or gathered during street cleaning and disposed of in landfills. A growing number of jurisdictions are introducing and passing legislation that bans the use of lead wheel weights. Our lead-free, composite material provides a more environmentally friendly alternative without sacrificing performance. In addition to environmental benefits, our wheel weights also resist the corrosion that is common with lead weights, which enhances overall tire appearance.
Better Balancing with Reduced Inventory Costs
Our 3M™ Wheel Weight material is provided as a roll designed to be cut to precise weight requirements, resulting in precision balanced wheels for improved ride quality and comfort. The 3M Wheel Weight system eliminates the need to inventory individual part numbers, saving costs and eliminating the confusion of stocking dozens of weights. The efficiency of the 3M system can help increase auto technician productivity.
Installation of Wheel Weights is Quick and Simple
The self-dispensing package of wheel weight material fits on the cutting stand and is easily cut using the attached cutting tool. Simply cut the amount of wheel weight needed for a specific installation. The weights are attached to the wheel using 3M™ Attachment Tape technology for dependable, long-term performance. This same adhesive is used by both original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and aftermarket companies.