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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 09, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any secrets as to how to get the Raised White Lettering on your tires looking like new? I have Goodrich Radial T/A's and they are getting dingy from the tire protectant being applied. My car sits in the garage until cruise nights. I have tried Bleach White, and SOS pads. They look better but not how I would like them to look. Thanks!
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white out!!! permanent but if u mess up, u can always rub away, cheap and also good for precision, either pen or brush..

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Hands down the least expensive, works best solution is an SOS pad from under the kitchen sink. I learned from my dad and they were using SOS before his time! A little water then scrub the entire side wall of the tire and hose off.

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Does anyone have any secrets as to how to get the Raised White Lettering on your tires looking like new? I have Goodrich Radial T/A's and they are getting dingy from the tire protectant being applied. My car sits in the garage until cruise nights. I have tried Bleach White, and SOS pads. They look better but not how I would like them to look. Thanks!
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Spray it on dry- scrub the tire with a wet brush- rinse with hose. (Biodegradable.)
Make sure you rinse the dirt off the driveway, after you wash your tire. ( the black dirt from your tire will stain the concrete it if it dries)
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enamel reducer is what I used to use when I had RWT's ( a little on a rag )

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makes the black blacker as well
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 09, 06:29 PM
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The key I have found to keeping white letters looking white after you have scrubbed the heck out of them. Before you apply the tire dressing. Get a clean cloth towel and apply the dressing to the white letters first and only the white letters. Then come back with another towel and apply the tire dressing to the rest of the tire. Other wise when you do them together the black tire rubs onto the white letters some making them get dingy looking quicker.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 09, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the ideas! Ed
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 09, 06:57 PM
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I tried everything and imho, 'nuthin worked... Now I lightly wet sand them with 240 and with my finger as the pad.

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Laquer Thinner here on a rag,think we are crazy try it and you wont ever try anything else ever again.

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Simple Green & a scrub brush works really well.
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Hands down the least expensive, works best solution is an SOS pad from under the kitchen sink. I learned from my dad and they were using SOS before his time! A little water then scrub the entire side wall of the tire and hose off.
Dennis is 100% right, nothing I have used works like an SOS pad and some elbow grease. I also learned this trick from my Dad..... those old guys know whats up
I have not run RWL tires in a long time though, black walls for me now and that definitely takes care of the problem.

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Hands down the least expensive, works best solution is an SOS pad from under the kitchen sink. I learned from my dad and they were using SOS before his time! A little water then scrub the entire side wall of the tire and hose off.

Apparently Dennish knows his stuff when it comes to cleaning raised white lettering on tires as I used to use these too however I refer to them as Brillo pads which are steel wool soap pads!....They work excellent!
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Hands down the least expensive, works best solution is an SOS pad from under the kitchen sink. I learned from my dad and they were using SOS before his time! A little water then scrub the entire side wall of the tire and hose off.
I used these to clean the letters as well. Works great. Looks like allot of us use them.
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