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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 17, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

Ok, so I have a set of Coker redlines from 2003 and a sale of them soured due to the mold wax (mold release compound) it still on the tires and possibly uncleanable.

So has anyone who bought a set of new Coker repro tires with this wax on it and were you able to clean them? What did you use? Thx.

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Re: Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

Never done this, but since wax, maybe use a hair dryer for softening then wipe off?
Heat gun for second choice and constant attention.
Most items I have seen is freeze the item, then wax falls off,
I know, a tire is rather large.
If freezing is chosen, maybe visit a CO2 extinguisher place and borrow, on the spot, an extinguisher, and load up the wax in freezing, and wipe off wax.
Use gloves.
The extinguisher vendor has to unload them in order to pressure test the bottles.
I have done this CO2 on baseball dents and actually 'pulled out' the dents. Kindda neat, also, the metal 'squeals'.

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Re: Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

Kevin, Give Coker a call and see if they have a recommendation.

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Re: Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

Is the wax a brownish color.

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Re: Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

Thanks all. Its not thick like wax. I originally thought it was "over done" tire shine. it is shiny and clear, but I was told it was this mold release and the word wax was used.

I check Coker's site, no info. Since I did not buy these from Cocker, I am hesitant about contacting them

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Re: Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

Given that the tires are made by Coker, I'm sure they will be happy to offer a cleaning suggestion so you have nothing to lose by calling them. They will also probably tell you the tires are too old to be used on a car that will actually be driven. National tire shops won't even mount/remount an old tire for safety reasons.
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Re: Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

I just bought a new set of Coker D70x14 redlines (dated July 2017) and had them mounted last month. I didn't see any wax on them. The tires I removed were made by Coker in June 1987 and the sidewalls started to crack this year and had a very dark brown appearance. When I compared the feel of the old and new sidewalls, it was so obvious how firm the older tire rubber had become.
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Re: Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

when tires get old and hard they can take on a shiny appearance...toss em out they arent safe unless its just for display.
Even 20mph can have them unravel on you and take out a 1/4 panel.
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The sale was for a display/limited driving.

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Re: Cleaning Coker tire wax (mold release)

Kevin - Try a body shop type wax and grease remover like DX330 or equivalent. If that's doesn't effect it then it's permanent.

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