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Cleaning new tires

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by john worden, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,765

    john worden
    from iowa

    What WORKS to remove the waxy residue on the Black portion of new tires? Prefer NON SOLVENT cleaner if possible. Bleche-Wite won't touch it. Alkyd enamel reducer will cut it but there must be something better. Coker says Simple Green. I've searched the tech archive.
  2. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,684


    Simple green and a stiff brush.. I'd think bleach white would do it though.. strange.
  3. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
    Posts: 2,567

    from Austin, TX

    I've used prepsol, wax and grease remover. It's a lot less harsh than reducers.
  4. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    I use 409......

    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,407

    Alliance Vendor
    from AUSTIN,TX

    Honestly, simple green words swell.

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  6. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,416


    A curb and my wife.
  7. Hot Rod Chris
    Joined: Mar 31, 2011
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    Hot Rod Chris

  8. speedfreek155
    Joined: Sep 10, 2011
    Posts: 312


    I use a Meguiar's product called "super degreaser" works great .
  9. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,617

    Rusty O'Toole

    It's hard to get it completely clean because the oily or soapy residue keeps coming out of the tire. When it is all gone, years from now, the tire is hard, cracked and useless. It takes a couple of months before you can wash the tire clean.
  10. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,765

    john worden
    from iowa

    I'm having good results now with moderate scrubbing with a brass bristle pot brush and Armor All Multi purpose cleaner. Probebly follow that with Westleys Bleche Wite and they should end up natural looking spotless rubber. Thanks for the input.
  11. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    I use Zep Formula 50. You can adjust the concentrate depending on what your doing. Its biodegradable, and has many other purposes, from cleaning gutters to removing the ink from an exploded pen in a white dress shirt pocket... 50/50 for engine degreasing....

    It only $13 a gallon.
  12. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,134

    from Michigan

    Women! Ya gotta love'em!..:eek::rolleyes:
  13. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,765

    john worden
    from iowa

    OK It isn't going that well. Photo is after one scrubbing session with brass bristle brush/Armor All all purpose cleaner. Trouble is that when the surface is wet you can't see the residue so until the surface is dried you don't know if it is clean. This is getting old real quick. I emailed Harold Coker earlier today and asked for his advice. Will post response when I get it.

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  14. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    I can con my female into doing the cleaning, that's easy. What I don't get is you actually live somewhere where you won't get a "wasting natural resorces" ticket for letting water drip in the street? That's crazy talk!!!

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