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  • 03-03-2010, 22:43
    MR1958CADILLAC
    I use " VIM " powder, it works great and removes all the scuffs too, it also makes them look whiter than white for ages....yee haa
  • 03-03-2010, 20:59
    hepcat
    im miles away mate sitting up most nights reading stuff here . i got carried away i didnt look how old the post was hehehehehe well least someone may search for info oneday and find summat usefull like i have reading old posts (trying to fill my head with as much info as i can get mate ,like i said modding is new to me so i find most stuff good reading . and yes i am bored (PC mechanic at the mo )
  • 03-03-2010, 06:10
    kapri
    Bugger, replied for the second time before I realised how old this thread was ...you bored Wayne ?LOL
  • 03-03-2010, 02:38
    hepcat
    be carefull when cleaning new ww tyres as the oils in the black rubber can stain the white if you use anything to harsh (no bleach based stuff ) (kitchen/bathroom cleaner)and make thing s harder . my old man believe it or not used lard to remove any oil or grubby marks ,even before he washed his oily hands he used lard rubbed it in wiped with a rag then washed em .its crazy but new grease removes old grease best hand cleaner he used was lard and salt . i use it now , my hands belong to a 18yr old but the rest of me is 47yr old with wrinkles
  • 21-02-2010, 14:25
    Gasolinescream
    Brake cleaner The tyre fitter who fitted my piecrusts this week left grubby hand marks on the whitewall. He was going to do the same thing until i stopped him . As i said in my last post you need to avoid anything thats going to strip the rubber. Harsh chemicals will wreck them and can discolour and crack them. To date the best thing i have used have been the handwipes. Up to you but for ****s sake DO NOT SCOUR THEM!!!!!!

    Dan
  • 21-02-2010, 14:09
    Ian Sign Shop
    The fitter that supplied mine used brake cleaner - apparently it the 'proper' stuff to use
    Regards
    Ian
  • 21-11-2009, 11:59
    scooder
    Quote Originally Posted by Gasolinescream View Post
    Found general turps on a rag is best. I'd avoid anything that scourers the surface, just gives dust a better key and can quickly grey the whitewall. Best thing i've found are garage handwipes, swarfega red box. No harsh chemicals in them. Clean tyre up with hot soapy water and a sponge ,rinse well and dry. Starting in one place wipe the whitewall in one direction only with a clean wipe. Turn the dirty part of the wipe and repeat a single wipe in the same direction. Basically working around the tyre, cleaning one way only (not scrubbing) and never using a dirty part of the wipe twice. I've had heaps of whitewalls and whitewall tyre flaps and cleaning this way has always kept them mint. To dress them a wipe over with some baby oil every now and then. Helps dress the whitewall and keep it supple. Hope that helps


    I'll get me coat
    Thanks for that buddy I was warry of scrubbing new whites cus they have a very smooth surface and want to keep it that way. Good info thanks,
    Martin.
  • 20-11-2009, 16:36
    Gasolinescream
    Found general turps on a rag is best. I'd avoid anything that scourers the surface, just gives dust a better key and can quickly grey the whitewall. Best thing i've found are garage handwipes, swarfega red box. No harsh chemicals in them. Clean tyre up with hot soapy water and a sponge ,rinse well and dry. Starting in one place wipe the whitewall in one direction only with a clean wipe. Turn the dirty part of the wipe and repeat a single wipe in the same direction. Basically working around the tyre, cleaning one way only (not scrubbing) and never using a dirty part of the wipe twice. I've had heaps of whitewalls and whitewall tyre flaps and cleaning this way has always kept them mint. To dress them a wipe over with some baby oil every now and then. Helps dress the whitewall and keep it supple. Hope that helps


    I'll get me coat
  • 19-11-2009, 23:10
    scooder
    Quote Originally Posted by Vonmerkin View Post
    ahh just get him ****ered on scrumpy he wont know the difference
    You know what that could be a plan, Couple o gallions of murkyness is cheaper than proper white wall cleaner.
    But so is wd40 but thats not got a good after taste.
  • 19-11-2009, 22:56
    Vonmerkin
    ahh just get him ****ered on scrumpy he wont know the difference
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