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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 16th, 03, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have B F Goodrich T/A Radial tires with the white raised letters. What is the best way to get them white again. Some of the letters have turned brown. I am careful now not to get tire shine products on them when I shine my tires. I have tried window cleaner, tire/wheel cleaner and tonight I am using a Q-Tip with bleach. Any ideas????????


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Westley's bleech-white. Spray on, hose off and that's it. I usualy scrub a little but if you keep them up, you will have less work to do at wash time. You might not want to let it dry on any painted surfaces as it is fairly strong. Works great.

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SOS pad!! dip it in some water scrub the whole tire and rince!!

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Thanks for the tips, it worked!! I also went into my gun shop and got a little gun scrubber brush. I dipped it in the bleach and scrubbed away. WOW that sure worked!!


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I usually use Soft Scrub and a scrub brush. Cleans them up very nicely and easier to scrub using the scrub brush compared to an SOS pad.
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Westleys bleach white is great stuff. I use a little floor brush. You know the type, long with a handle. If you run out of westleys, the wifes fantastic is pretty good too. I also use the fantastic and an old t-shirt on my suspension pieces before a show. Cleans up the frame and lower control arms, steering parts. Good tip!
Oh...how about cast aluminum wheel cleaner for your aluminum intake, that works pretty good too, if you need to scrub it a little use a toilet brush.

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Westley's works nice, so does Simple green. I just use a small brush and spray it off.
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Westleys works good for me. If you wear white sneakers. Works great on them too.
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after I wash the car,truck or what ever ,I spray
castrol super clean on al the tires,then go back with a my wash soft brush dipped in the wash water and go around afew times and hose off.

leaves the tires nice dull clean black,and letters nice and white.
IO don't like my tires tobe shiny.

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I have always just used alot of elbow greese and a scrub brush.

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Originally posted by fastorange67:
castrol super clean on al the tires,then go back with a my wash soft brush dipped in the wash water and go around afew times and hose off.
Ditto, the Castrol is great stuff on tires AND hte raised white letters.


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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old May 27th, 03, 10:30 PM
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Wow a little residual breakfree on the brush worked wonders [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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