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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1959 f-100, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. 1959 f-100
    Joined: Jan 21, 2017
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    1959 f-100

    Hey guys Im new to owning white walls and I'm wanting to know what's the best product to use on them for cleaning shining and protecting ?


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  2. 1941coupe
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    simple green for cleaning is what I use on my www
     
  3. Bandit Billy
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    This stuff...white wall, that's not right
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  4. DDDenny
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    Never owned W/W's but this is what we used years ago on white letter T/A's that the sidewalls always turned brown on (remember those).
     
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  5. Wyld Deuce
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    I found waterless hand cleaner worked very well.
    Westleys Bleach White did a poor job.
     
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  6. 1959 f-100
    Joined: Jan 21, 2017
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    1959 f-100

    Oh yea remember turning white lettering brown lol then I started using whitewall bleach and a brush worked good but I was told don't use bleach that it will dry them out ?


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  7. Atwater Mike
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    Ajax cleanser, Comet cleanser, Bon-Ami cleanser. Use with a stiff brush.
    Teddy DeMello swore by yellow lye soap. He used to bring it home from Sally Thompson's Pie Co. where he worked. He had a stock original '32 hood he found in an abandoned barn, 21 louvers.
    1957:
    Set it down on his Mom's front lawn and washed the insides of the hood sides...Factory paint shone like it was new. Burnt the lawn in a 3 foot by 5 foot rectangle, plumb down to the ground!
    As of 1996, no grass ever grew back in that spot! It was a landmark...
     
  8. dan31
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    Simple green works really well as 41coupe said
     
  9. 1959 f-100
    Joined: Jan 21, 2017
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    1959 f-100

    Yea Coker told me simple green. Can I still use a tire shine on the black part of the tire or will it run down on the white wall eventually


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  10. Atwater Mike
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    Take your time, and use Kiwi or Parade Dress black shoe polish. Use a shoe brush, with the paste type polish. No 'spit shine', just a good application of polish (light) and brush it thoroughly. Then buff with a clean terrycloth towel.
    Car show tech.
     
  11. Al Consoli
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    I go to the Dollar Tree and buy this for .......... a dollar ! :D
    It cleans as well or better than anything else I've tried.
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    1959 f-100

  13. Lebowski
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    I've always had good results with an SOS pad....
     
  14. upspirate
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    Clean tire are for rods,shiny tires are for used car lots and tuner cars....just sayin'.....:rolleyes:
     
  15. dorf
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    simple green etched the chrome on my bike .
     
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    This stuff worked for me on my bias ply tires on my deuce pickup and the radial white walls on the Ranch Wagon. HRP
     
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  17. W/W's on my avatar 39 have stayed "super" white by using only Simple Green with a stiff bristle brush and the odd SOS pad on scuffs & marks.............as per Coker instructions, do not use any product with Bleach, a browning agent particularly with sunlite............even the Simple Green is rinsed off well and completely.............
     
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    1959 f-100

  19. Gregg Pellicer
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    Dawn and a stiff brush works for me. Don't use any bleach products
     
  20. rod1
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    So,Simple Green,full strength? Dilluted? Thanks Guys.
     
  21. The simple green knock off called mean green at family dollar works good.

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  22. I buy SG in a 1 gal jug & says "Concentrated", so for W/W's I dilute 1/2 water in a hand spray bottle...........have used SG on motor cleaning at full strength..........
     
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  23. raprap
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
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    I have Diamond Back Classic Wide White Walls. They told me just to use water, car washing soap and a stiff bristle brush then hose off. It really does work the best on these tires. Nothing to buy just a little elbow grease and you'll have really bright White Walls. Mine are 15 years old and look brand new!

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  24. Kiwi 4d
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    Simple green . Spray on and use a rag to wipe any spots and hose off. It also brings up the black parts too.
     
  25. 1959 f-100
    Joined: Jan 21, 2017
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    1959 f-100

  26. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
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    Blake 27

    Re Tire whitewall tire cleaner is a favorite here in Nor Cal. I also use Simple Green but for stubborn stains Re Tire works really well.

    http://re-tire.webs.com/
     
  27. I bought so me skinny whites off the interweb..after a year they are skinny tans! I have even taken wet or dry sandpaper to try to sand the damn things back to white...I learned again...you get what you pay for. I think I'm gonna get some white shoe polish and lay a couple coats on...anythings an improvement over how bad they look now
     
  28. Bandit Billy
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    My wife's name is Dawn, I'm going to buy her a stiff brush and told her it was your idea. :D
     
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  29. Coker used to warn against using bleech white or the like as they claim it will dry and crack your whitewalls.

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