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Help my whitewalls are rusting

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THR1LL3R, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. hoplias
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 195

    from California

    my friends did this when he got tiny spray from spray can under coat .He did not notice till it started to do that .
  2. Ill try it, last time I used PP it made the rest of my tire have a white haze on it. :confused:

    Im going to tonight..Thanks HRP;)
  3. I was cautioned not to use Bleach White on my white walls by a tire seller. Recommended SOS pads.
  4. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 743


    It could be brake dust as stated I've seen this on white colored vehicles and would clean off with light buffing. Also we run diamond back white walls and they state specific cleaners to use and not to use and for what they cost I follow this instruction on ours!
  5. 1955IHC
    Joined: Aug 20, 2013
    Posts: 636


    Yes it does do that but keep it wet and don't let it dry on the black part of the tire. I haven't used any cleaner that doesn't do that.

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  6. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,961

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Metallic brake particles

    Go out into any parking lot and look at a white car, with a sloping hood, like a Honda, and look closely at the hood. Hot metal particles from brake pads landing on the surface. They burn in, so it's hard to remove them.
  7. snopeks garage
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 556

    snopeks garage
    from macomb MI

    That looks like rail dust to me. I see it on a lot of light colored cars at my shop. It polishes off with a high speed buffer. For your case I would try some tire bleach.

  8. Not to be a dick also , but the word is spelled too.
  9. lucky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 583


    Looks like someone in the shop was grinding near them. Lots of mechanics out there are very haphazard about that, either out of ignorance or apathy. Also, I'd avoid the bleachwhite, it can dry out your whitewalls
  10. I figured the grammar police would show up sooner or later.
    To is a versatile preposition. A few of its many definitions are (1) toward, (2) reaching as far as, and (3) until.<SUP>1</SUP> Too is an adverb meaning (1) additionally, (2) excessively, (3) very, or (4) extremely.<SUP>2</SUP> Whenever you’re in doubt about whether to use to or too, see if any of those synonyms of too (i.e., additionally, extremely, etc.) would work in its place. If none fits, then to is probably the word you’re looking for.
    Usually when someone uses to in place of too or vice-versa, it is simply a typo or an error made in a careless moment, so let’s not be too hard on people who occasionally mix them up. None of us is immune to such mistakes. When the mixup is habitual, however, it is a problem. Most people who speak English as a first language master the distinction in primary school, so the mixup can make one look either poorly educated or like a very unpracticed writer, which can be devastating when it comes to college applications or job-application cover letters.
    But on the HAMB where we are all talking about traditional rods and customs, who really cares?
  11. Well, now I don't have to type anything.....
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  12. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Two many members git too picky to often. We are not bein graded buy Ms. Jones.:rolleyes:
    As for those speckled white walls send pictures and complaints to Coker. I'm sure you would know the answer by now.
  13. Actually it's "Too many members getting too picky too often, we are not being graded buy Ms. Jones":rolleyes:

    Let's just say, too often the two of us can agree to disagree! :D HRP
  14. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    I agree to disagree with your agreement. Actually it's "Too many members are getting too picky too often. We are not being graded by Ms. Jones.":)

  15. I agree to disagree with you. It's two members that are to disagree about too much on those two points.
  16. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    I agree..................... Now back two the question before we get tooo far off topic.:D
  17. IF you are into real nostalgia, all whitewalls back in the day got orange rust speckles after being scrubbed all he time with ordinary steel Brillo pads! My dad's old buick had that orange speckled look back in '55! Relax you can't live on your knees anyway!
  18. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,890

    from Nicasio Ca

    You said it. I can't even keep my blackwalls clean.
  19. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 731

    Yutan Flash
    from Gretna, NE

    Uh, shouldn't that be "None of us are immune to such mistakes."? Sorry, I couldn't resist - it's the proofreader/editor in me that's coming out (as well as having to generate, edit and re-edit resumes and cover letters since I lost my job before Labor Day) :p. I, too, get very annoyed with how "to" and "too" are used incorrectly, moreso than rust/tar specs on my whitewalls. The incorrect use of "where" and "were" also get under my skin - but, then again, so does turning whitewalls inside and running the blackwalls outside. I hope you can get this issue straightened out with Coker.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013
  20. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

  21. Emailed last night, still waiting for a response... Probably won't hear from them till Monday.
    I watched the guys mount them, no grinders they are just a tire shop.
    As for the guy that posted "brake dust burning into the tires" and the other that said "steel belts are rusting" into the tire, stop posting on here
    and stay away from cars
  22. Edjan
    Joined: Aug 30, 2012
    Posts: 12


    when I clean my WWW I use simple green and 600 grit. If it is metal; try Iron X, it is usually used for painted parts so no guaranty.
  23. J scow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 489

    J scow
    from Seattle

    Aaahhhh! You must be new! ;)
  24. Chuck-A-Burger Ryan
    Joined: Aug 20, 2006
    Posts: 511

    Chuck-A-Burger Ryan

    Posted from a rotary phone.

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  25. Christom
    Joined: Nov 3, 2011
    Posts: 217


    Now this IS funny! hahahahahahahahahaha.......:D
  26. Phucker
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
    Posts: 185

    from Kansas

    Oh no, dirty tires!!

  27. ChefMike
    Joined: Dec 16, 2011
    Posts: 647


    were they cutting or grinding something when your tires were being balanced? cause it looks like to me that some rust was in the air and hit your tires. just a thought!
  28. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,961

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    OK, I said it might be brake particles. So why the hell should I stay off a thread, You don't want a possible solution? Or just being a jackass? YOU don't think that's possible? How long have you been building cars. How long have you owned an old car. how long have you been running wide whites on your car?
    As for me...a long time. Probably longer than you've been alive.
  29. So this hot metal particles only happens to old cars? Gotcha

    More of a reason to run smoothies huh?
  30. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,255

    Jalopy Joker

    I thought "patina" was a badge of honor

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