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Old 12-20-2011, 04:45 PM
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I need help with stained white letter tires

We received a large amount of white letter new car take offs. These were stored by stacking. Now the white letters are stained from the oils in the tires and have turned the white letters black. Anybody have a solution?

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I would use westleys bleche white , it's good stuff
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I've seen fellows grind the black off tire sidewalls to make whitewalls out of them, so I suspect that a good hand-held grinder with a course disc on it would cut off some of the material down to pure white and do the trick.
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Good call poncho.....SOS pads....I'd try that before grinding
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i know this is gonna sound funny to you but when i was kid my dad had this caddilac with real wide white walls on them and when we washed it i always wondered what he cleaned the white walls with. it was a smooth rock yeah a smooth rock and as i got older i tried it and it works what i do is spray some purple power on the letters and rub with the rock and its like rubbing 2 erasers together and you get the whitest letters youll ever see FOREAL TRY IT
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SOS pad.....
x2.... actually x1000.

One SOS pad will make 4 tires brighter than they were new.

If you have 10 tires, the SOS pad is worth it. If you have 100 tires, I might just use a palm sander (random orbital) and buzz them clean with some 100-grit paper.
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I have had great results with westleys "bleach White" later on found out it is mostly bleach, so use the bleach , get some from the laundry room, save your money.Scrub em with a brush and bleach.
I have in the past , painted the letters with White latex house paint, when cleaning them didnt work. Use an artist brush, stay inside the lines(LOL)
It is made for outdoors, it is stunning white and being Latex, it likes rubber and seems to live there a good while.
Call it funky or just plain nuts, but hey it works.
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I detail limos for work. (lincoln town cars) and a lot of the drivers are curb killers. We get this stuff from Allied technologies called Whitewall NL. dilute it 6:1 with water and spray it on. let it sit for a second, scrub with a wire brush. stuff comes right off. Its VOC compliant as well.
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