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Anything to take rust stains off whitewalls?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sir Woosh, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
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    Getting a set of very low mile wide whites from a friend, but they've been exposed enough to show rust stains coming from the edge of the rim. Any secrets to getting rid of the stains?
    Thanks!
     
  2. hotrod-Linkin
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    bleche white works jerry
     
  3. Wicked Tin
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    Yep, always had good luck with bleach white. Maybe a light rubbing with laquer thinner would work also, but I do mean a LIGHT rubbing with it.
     
  4. scrap metal 48
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    That's called patina........
     

  5. redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

    I agree with the bleach white.

    I also used to have very good success with powdered Comet and a stiff scrub brush. That would always turn any white letter or whitewall crazy white again for me.

    Put some Comet on the brush and wet it down a little. Wet the sidewall down with a hose and then scrub away. Let is soak for about 30 seconds or so and then hit it with a high pressure hose. Move the hose slowly and let it work, rather than just spray randomly from a distance. Get it right down close and blast away.

    Rinse and repeat if necessary.
     
  6. lincolnlog
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    from Arizona

    scotch brite sponges with the rough green side will remove anything from a whitewall.
     
  7. greaser57
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    Comet......................Rich
     
  8. Sir Woosh
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    Patina? Chuckles........... Good old home remedies.

    THANKS!
     
  9. butcherted
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    Jerry,

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    I have had good luck with it.
     
  10. sliderule67
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    Never tried it, but rust should dissolve with acids. Try vinegar or lemon juice to start with. Ice machine cleaner (Phosphoric acid) is as far as I would go on acid strenths althought rubber is pretty resistant to most acids.
     
  11. unkledaddy
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    I use Westley's Bleach White, Comet cleanser and a Scotchbrite pad.
    Bueno!
     
  12. Hotrod7
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    bleche white is the bidnis. spray it on, let it soak for a bit and get a nylon scrub brush and go to town, repeat if necessary.
     
  13. Sir Woosh
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    Thanks again for all the tricks that I know have been tried with success. I've used Comet and brillo pads to bring back dirty white walls before, but never had to contend with rust. I still like that patina comment....
     
  14. 32SEDAN
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    I hate it when my tires rust...

     
  15. stanlow69
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    Bleach White leaves spots on my hubcaps, pain in the but to clean off. I like to use Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner.
     
  16. greeno
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    Never tried it on tires before but CLR really removes rust.
    Gary
     
  17. big creep
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    sos pads work well and are really cheap!
     
  18. THE_DUDE
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    Or just bleach white and a brass brush
     
  19. Blades
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    He speaks the truth! :D
     

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