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Unread 10-06-2002, 05:52 AM   #1
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How to keep the white tire lettering WHITE

Talked to a '96 GC owner the other day and the lettering on his tires was BRIGHT white. Said the tires were 3 yrs old and that he uses SOS pads every so often to keep them white.

Seems like that would be too abrasive but I must admit his white lettering sure didn't seem to show any ill effects.

So I was wondering what others do to keep the white lettering clean...BTW I did try the SOS and I must admit they look great...

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Unread 10-06-2002, 09:56 AM   #2
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SOS pads work just fine. i used to use them on my dad's whitewalls when i was a kid (25 years ageo).

Blechewhite (@Autozone) works good too. but use a scrub brush.
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Unread 10-06-2002, 06:47 PM   #3
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Any basic bleach stuff will work. auto stores all have this and they mostly all work.
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Unread 10-06-2002, 08:15 PM   #4
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All you have to do is when you put that tire shine stuff to make your tires look like new, spray it on the white lettering and then immediately wipe of with a clean cloth. If you haven't done that for awhile and they are really dirty, just keep doing it until they come clean.
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Unread 10-07-2002, 07:17 AM   #5
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Comet/Ajax and a plastic scrub brush--works really well and won't streak your aluminum rims like some strong chemicals will (like Purple Stuff, etc.). Keeps the white part really white and the black part really black.
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Unread 10-09-2002, 08:14 AM   #6
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armor all quicksilver II wheel cleaner and a carpet brush
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armor all quicksilver II wheel cleaner and a carpet brush
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Unread 10-30-2002, 03:08 PM   #8
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Another suggestion would be either "hand cleaner" (yeah, that stuff in the garage ) or soft-scrub; use a brush (like a toothbrush) and apply to white lettering...rinse off and voila, brand new looking white letters The hand cleaner works good to clean the tires themself also...
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