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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 19, 7:17 PM Thread Starter
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Sent nice email to Coker

About my BFG lettering continuously turning brown a few days after I wash them. We'll see if they respond. Spent a lot of money on these specifically for the RWL look. If I don't get at least a sorry and an admission of a defect, I'll be switching to another tire brand next spring.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 19, 8:54 PM
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Been dealing with this for several years on a couple of different sets, from different suppliers. From what I've read its rubber compounds seeping through the white lettering. I have found a product that deals with it pretty well, but its a maintenance issue. 2-3 times per year. Interested to hear what Coker has to say, please follow up.

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We have 2 sets and they both turned brownish yellow. I considered getting white decals made, but after watching the installation video, they clean the letters using acetone. So I gave it a shot and they came out pretty good.
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Re: Sent nice email to Coker

This is not a new problem, when I worked in automotive 20+ years ago there were several products designed to either bleach the white on the tires or paint the white portion of the tires. They are both still available, one was Bleche-Wit and the other was named White Tire Paint, located next to them on the shelf were the products to paint your tires black.

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this stuff was always the best, works awesome on BFG RWL, hopefully they didn't change the formula.
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 19, 6:26 AM
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this stuff was always the best, works awesome on BFG RWL, hopefully they didn't change the formula.
Yep, I've used tons of that stuff back in the 80s. Also, a Brillo pad works wonders.
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Lacquer thinner works well too.
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I like how Diamond back smooths sidewalls to look like the old tires..



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this stuff was always the best, works awesome on BFG RWL, hopefully they didn't change the formula.
I use this all the time, shake up the bottle and use a stiff bristle floor brush to get the job done, try not to inhale the fumes when spraying, it's an irritant and will cause a coughing fit.

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I use this all the time, shake up the bottle and use a stiff bristle floor brush to get the job done, try not to inhale the fumes when spraying, it's an irritant and will cause a coughing fit.
Yep, you can smell the chlorine in it. Probably similar to Fantastic or Formula 409 really.
We always referred to it as "Blech White" like "Yuck" due to the funky spelling.

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120 grit hard foam drywall sanding block. Try it!
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BAR KEEPERS FRIEND CLEANSER AND POLISH cleanser mild scrub brush, water hose, and cleanser. Try to keep any tire treatments off the white letters as they seem to help the black leach into the white.
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This thread reminds me of 45-50 years ago when a Brillo pad and Comet was the go-to product for whitewalls/ RWL along with brake fluid for tire dressing.
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Any update from Coker? I think some are missing the issue here. We all know chow to clean the white letters, but the BFG T/As lettering seems to turn yellow quickly even without any/many road miles. My thought is the white pigment compounds have changed (probably due to mfg cost).

I used wesleys bleachwite in the 80s and that stuff is excellent. But it does help on these new BFGs.

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But it does help on these new BFGs.
Sorry. Wesleys does NOT help on the new BFGs

Like I mentioned, Acetone and elbow grease seems to improve the coloring.

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