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Old 04-10-2020, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default What product best for white walls tires

These are yellow walls I half to say. I got Bleach White in a spray its so so for now but not as white as I like. Maybe you have a better way of doing this job.
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:52 PM   #2
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Yep. Put 'em on a Chevy.
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:03 PM   #3
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:09 PM   #4
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Flat black spray paint
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:15 PM   #5
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Comet powder with bleach, worked well for me.
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:16 PM   #6
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brillo pad and elbow grease
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:23 PM   #7
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I believe Westly is the name of the cleaner that has been around for
years. It has bleach in it and softens the surface of the tires. You can
see the yellow turn white as you scrub I doubt anything will work
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:41 PM   #8
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You don't say how old your tires are. They my not whiten up if they are older tires. When I got my new wide 6:00-16 wide whitewalls from Universal Tire in Hershey three years ago, I asked what they recommended for a cleaner. The answer was; rinse them down with water to get off loose dirt/road dust, spray on Simple Green, let soak for a few minutes (don't let the SG dry out), then scrub with a good stiff brush while rinsing with water. repeat as needed. It has worked well for me. In this pic the tires have had three summers on them.
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:42 PM   #9
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brillo pad and elbow grease
A brillo pad will leave tiny scratches that will hold the dirt

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Old 04-10-2020, 02:54 PM   #10
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To follow-up on what oldford2 stated, the Technician at Universal did say, "Don't use sandpaper, steel wool or Brillo pads, as they will leave scratches in the whitewall.". The tech also said to use a scrub brush with stiff natural fiber bristles, as oppose to nylon, as nylon can scratch the sidewall as well.
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Old 04-10-2020, 03:12 PM   #11
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Instructions with my new Diamondback whitewalls. Do not use ANY bleach products. Recommended cleaners:Simple Green, 409 or Castro Super Clean. Use abrasive cleaning pad-220 wet/dry sand paper, ScotchBrite pads, sponges, etc.
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I didn't mention it, but my tires have all the raised markings that FIRESTONE tires had on them back in the day, so using anything but a brush would start to remove the raised lettering. For the purists, as near as I can find, the '46 year cars did not come with whitewall tires, but as an after sales install. I my case, I think the car looks much nicer with whitewalls.
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Another vote for simple green.
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Old 04-10-2020, 04:02 PM   #14
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I have heard the the currently available version of "Westley's Bleche-Wite" is formulated differently from the original product and is less effective. Fortunately, I bought a couple of gallons of the old stuff years ago; it's almost gone, though.
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Instructions with my new Diamondback whitewalls. Do not use ANY bleach products. Recommended cleaners:Simple Green, 409 or Castro Super Clean. Use abrasive cleaning pad-220 wet/dry sand paper, ScotchBrite pads, sponges, etc.
X 2 on the Super Clean!!
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I have used the hand wipes and what worked better were the Mr. Clean magic eraser. You wet it like a sponge and wipes the wall back to "white".
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Just for grins and giggles I looked Westley's Bleche-Wite up on eBay.......you can buy two for $195!!!!! Or “best offer”
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the old stuff is great for cleaning shower stalls too
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CA Victoria - Just for grins and giggles I looked Westley's Bleche-Wite up on eBay.......you can buy two for $195!!!!!" Or “best offer”

2!Westley's Bleche Wite Tire Sidewall Cleaner The Original NOS Discontinued HTF USUS Buy It Now $195.00
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:26 PM   #20
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A brillo pad will leave tiny scratches that will hold the dirt

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I've always used a brillo type pad for cleaning whitewalls with no noticeable ill effect, were talking rubber here, not paint.
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