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Cleaning white letter tires

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Jk78Limited, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:26 AM
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    I put BFG AT KO2s on my new 2018 Limited Crewmax. They are white letter out. What does everyone use to keep them looking sharp. I used to use bleach White but it was harsh on the rims. I currently use Simple Green but thought maybe there was something better out there. I don’t like the glossy look, just clean. Thanks
     
  2. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Ive used this for years works great on my white wall tires! Screenshot_20180416-135737.jpg
     
  4. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:59 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron said it would work.....

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  6. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron said it would work.....

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    U bet Gino. Either one works well...:thumbsup::muscleflexing:
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    Sounds like me :rofl:
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    My last truck had white lettering! :headbang:20180212_224846.jpg
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    So did mine :headbang:
    Taco.jpg
     
  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:10 PM
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    Darth Taco :eek::eek: :D
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    Yessir. Decided to join the rebellion this time around.
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    I got a Darth mobile in the garage myself! :devil:
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    I was torn whether I wanted to go white letter out. I’m glad I did. They do look good.
     
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    That stuff does clean the tires well but It ate away the finish on my old Tacoma rims.
     
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    Can’t be too liberal with it. Try putting some on a sponge and scrub just what you need to.
     
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    I use it on Daytons Ive never had an issue. I did use it on my BFG's with Alcoa wheels too. Ill read the instructions when I get home. It may not be safe for some finishes.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 10:23 PM
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    Comet/Ajax scrubbing powder, water, and a good stiff brush. Do the whole sidewall. Works great.

    Learned this 40 years ago when we used to do the letters on our TA radials with some stupid white crayon thing. I wasn't the brightest 16 yr old.
     
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    I’ve always used an SOS pad. That way your not over cleaning into the black rubber and creating a clean band on the face of your tire.

    You can get a box at your grocery store. This is basically steel wool with a blue cleaner built in but I’ve used it for years. And I can clean only the white parts.
     
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    Comet and a green pad the more you scrub the whiter they get. [​IMG]
     
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    Now thats old school right there
     
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  22. Jun 15, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    Yes. Yes, it was. Loved that truck. Love current on more tho.
     
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  23. Jun 23, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    Best I have found so far is Adam's Tire and Rubber Cleaner. Washes away blooming, brightens the white without removing it. Leaves the tires clean as hell with a nice matte finish ready for tire shine.
     
  24. Aug 3, 2018 at 11:14 PM
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    I use soft scrub/w bleach and a semi soft brush. Used to use comet, but scratches polished aluminum.
     

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