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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 09, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Grey sticky stuff on the side walls.

I have a set of new firestone wide oval redline and have a film of grey sticky stuff on the side walls. What is it and how do I remove it. Thanks

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Re: Grey sticky stuff on the side walls.

What was on tires in the old days was a soap coating, to keep the black from transfering
when stacked. Some water and a "whitewall" brush is all that is necessary.
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Re: Grey sticky stuff on the side walls.

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Re: Grey sticky stuff on the side walls.

Here is the response direct from Coker tires.

Gerry, that is mold release, an agent in the tire to protect the rubber.
When the tires sit over time that comes out of the rubber and hardens. Soap
and water should take it off, but you can use a cleaner like Simple Green
that will be a little tougher. I would stay away from anything with harsh
chemicals, and recommend regular cleaning of the tires if they are sitting,
just to be sure this does not accumulate. Sorry for the extra work, but
that should do the trick. If you have any other questions, please let me
know!

Brian Chaney
Coker Tire Support

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