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New White Wall Tires Have Brown Streaks, But Not Dirt, Stains? Please Help.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FordMan53, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. FordMan53
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,485

    from So Cal

    I bought four new Coker WW's, Bias Ply, and they are kept clean. The problem is they keep getting this weird brown/orange discoloration on each tire, but it isn't dirt, not from the rim, but has to be from the rubber. Are whitewalls solid white rubber on the side wall, and what could the brown be besides dirt? Thx
  2. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Are you sure it's not from the rim? I'm experiencing the same thing from a new to me but used rim that I put on earlier this summer. In my haste I did not prime and paint the wheel properly and my new Diamondback gets rusty streaks on it after they get wet. This winter I'm going to break the tire down and prep the wheel properly then remount.
  3. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,866


    sounds like the backside of the lip of the rim is rusty.... that'll happen. When the tire guys slide that tool around the lip of the rim, sometimes it'll take the paint right off!!
  4. ronnie tidwell
    Joined: May 25, 2008
    Posts: 97

    ronnie tidwell
    from odessa tx

    hot water and bleach, works wonders, try it

  5. Sticher1
    Joined: Nov 17, 2004
    Posts: 627

    from Ct

    anybody think of no sealer between the tire & the white-wall ,had the same thing on a set of diamond backs sent them back they fixed them & sent them back,end of story
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,590


    Alot of them turn brown if you catch it soon enough try westlys bleach white.stuff works awesome.i have noticed in the past though it doesnt work on all of em especially the ones that havent been cleaned in awhile.IT WORKS ON THE WHOLE TIRE NOT JUST THE WHITE WALL.
  7. JerseyJim
    Joined: Aug 4, 2008
    Posts: 29


    You may be getting a bleed through from the black rubber underneath. I used to be in the tire business and saw this quite a bit. I would get in touch with Coker about this.
  8. kieran
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 273

    from San Diego

    degreaser usually works
  9. T.W.Dustin
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 883


    I have a new 7.50 x 16 Firestone from Coker that is turing brown around the outside edge of the whitewall. It is the edge where the white ends and the black starts, i.e. not touching the rim. It does not want to "clean off". This tire has less that 100 miles on it and my '29 coupe is stored indoors.
  10. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Don't use Wesleys Bleach White on tires, it's not good for the rubber, dries it out. Use Simple Green, works awesome.
  11. jamesgs4
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 253

    from denver

    Westleys bleche white hasn't dried my tires yet and ive been using it for years. maybe you thinking of chlorine bleach?

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