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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 19, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

Seems to be a common problem with these tires, I don't know why. What works to brighten the white letters without too much work and has some longevity ? Was thinking about going back to a crayon marker like we used back in the day, but surely there must be a better way ?

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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

I used to scrub mine with soapy bleach water, a very stiff scrub brush, and lots of elbow grease.....not the easiest, but worked.

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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

I had the same problem with some BFG's several years ago. No scrubs or cleaners worked so ultimately I bought a white paint tire marking pen and colored over the yellowed letters. Kind of a pain, but they looked good again. Check the manufacture date on your tires, they may need to be replaced if so old the letters are yellowing. I ultimately replaced mine due to age and not wear.

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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

Try a Mr. Clean magic eraser. If its an organic change in color and not crud then paint seems to be the only real solution.


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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

Wesleys Bleche wite always worked for my BFGs.

Oops, just saw where this was taken over by Black Magic and the product is not the same as the original (which is what I still have).

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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

I've got a set of wide whites on my Merc and the manufacture said not to use bleach as they will turn yellow. The suggestion was Simple Green.

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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

Wesley’s bleach white is my go to.

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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

It's something in the rubber compound as they turned yellowish within 1 year of being new and I hadn't driven it.

I tried a paint marker on an old worn out tire to see how it would work. Looked good initially, but the paint finish cracked within a few months. That's why I was thinking of using a crayon/grease pencil as I know it doesn't crack. This is the paint product I tried...https://www.ebay.com/itm/5PC-White-P...b251813ab81a17

How well (easy) does Wesley's or Black Magic work and how often does it need to be redone ? I don't want to have to use too much elbow grease !

Thanks for your input...

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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

So after a little research, it sounds like Wesley's is no longer available and Black Magic doesn't compare in effectiveness. Any other suggestions ?

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I use Bleche Wite (old version) during the wash and then use lacquer thinner on just the white letters. No scrubbing needed. Then apply Armour All and follow with lacquer thinner again to restore the whiteness of the letters. Have been doing this for years with no issues.

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Lacquer thinner

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Re: BFG Raised Yellowing Letters @^#!

Known issue with BFG white letters.

My buddy got new one about 6 weeks ago. Letters yellowed. He trying everything. Called BFG and the offered to replace them at no charge but said they would do the same yellow thing.

Interesting the spare in the trunk is still bright white letters.

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I use cleanser and a brush. Then I use Black Magic "Tire Wet" (spray). I am not a "shinny" wet tire look guy. The directions say for a "wet" shine spray on and let soak in. For a "satin" look spray on a cloth then apply

I found spray direct onto tire (after using cleanser to scrub tires/white letters and letting tires dry) leaves a satin shine which is not a "wet" look vs using a rag to wipe the spray on the tire.

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SOS pads are the most aggressive thing to try, otherwise westlys
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Back in the day we used SOS pads....

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