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Old 04-14-2009, 03:45 PM
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Cleaning tires?

I bought a nice old car and the previous owner kept it very nicely cleaned and polished. He also used a lot of tire black dressing which caused the edge of the whitewalls to yellow some. I scrubbed the tires with Bleachwhite and a brush. The whitewalls look good, but the black part of the tires has turned a brownish color. I scrubbed a couple of times, with limited success. What can I use to get the black part of the tire black and the whitewall white? I do not plan to use anymore tire black, I like nice clean tires better. Thanks.

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I know that probably you will get plenty of replies to use Armor All or a like substance. I would advise you to stay away from silicone containing products. Silicone is the very last thing you should be applying to tires. Go to your favorite auto parts stores and read the labels of tire black products. If it contains silicone put it back.

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spray9 and a tire brush.makes look new. imo personally i don't like that shine Armour all leaves.
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....the black part of the tires has turned a brownish color. I scrubbed a couple of times, with limited success. What can I use to get the black part of the tire black and the whitewall white?
I use a commercial grade degreaser mixed about 32:1 with warm water and a stiff brush to remove the brown stuff and/or tire dressing.
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re: Cleaning Tires

What is "spray 9"?
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spray nine is a cleaner degreaser sanitizer. great stuff.i realized you were in the states and it might not be available there.sorry for that
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SHOUT laundry detergent spray it will clean the black and the white walls.spray it on take a brush scrub . you might be suprised. cole
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