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New tire?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by geno0506, May 13, 2017.

  1. May 13, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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    geno0506

    geno0506 [OP] GENO

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    i just bought the Nitto Ridge Grapplers about 2 weeks ago and are great, but!

    The had a nice coating on them and looked good, guess from the factory!

    Yesterday I detailed the truck and thought ide use a good nylon tire brush I bought for big tires and scrubbed real good and firm!

    Today I noticed the film was gone and tires looked like shit, like a gazzilion swirl marks and scratches, they looked dry and like crap!

    Did I hurt it at all taking that film off and is that just a protective film for shipping!

    Can I use anything to get that film and black look back on and will those scratch marks go away if so!

    Sorry if dumb post but little details like this bums me out!

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  2. May 13, 2017 at 6:39 PM
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    TXRailRoads73

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    Personally...i like tire bleach it gets all grim off..then i heard someone else on here uses 303 protectant makes look new but no shine which is what i like but hard to find locally
     
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  3. May 13, 2017 at 6:42 PM
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    Stewie

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    You have scratched the surface of the rubber with your wire brush!

    Not a good idea to use a wire brush to clean your tires!

    The scratches will probably always be there as the side walls to not get much wear!

    Some tire dressing may hide the scratches!
     
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  4. May 13, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Just get some 303 from Amazon and smear it all over your tires. Will look good as new.
     
  5. May 13, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    geno0506

    geno0506 [OP] GENO

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    Not a wire brush but it's a plastic brissle brush and no need to hide the scrubbed marks the scratches will go away, it's not like painted surface!

    I'm just asking what the best to get it back to the non scrubbed/scratched look!!
     
  6. May 13, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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  7. May 13, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    Thanks you think it will take away the scrubbed marks!
     
  8. May 13, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    geno0506 [OP] GENO

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  9. May 13, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    I'll try this to thanks
     
  10. May 13, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    Is that just a protective film they use for shipping that just wears off!
     
  11. May 13, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    Nah it didn't hurt the tires, juat spray on some 303. Should give it a nice flat black look. The film was going to wear off anyways
     
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  12. May 13, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    Law is da man!

    I'll do it, just imagine spending the afternoon washing big bertha til the sun goes down and I'm all chest out saying fuck yeah!

    Then waking up to go out and seeing your tires with cat scratch fever and the first 3 words out of my mouth were




    This was me
     
  13. May 13, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    YEPPER....
     
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  14. May 13, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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  15. May 13, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    Damn it Joon, I knew you would pick me up thanks. LMMFAO
     
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  16. May 13, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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  17. May 13, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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  18. May 13, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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    +1 for this. Ive got the same tires and this is what i use on'em.
     
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