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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 03, 2:25 AM Thread Starter
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I had asked a tire shop manager for the old wax pens to re-white my tire letters. He suggested finding a very flat palm sized river rock, and while running water over the tire, rub the white letters and they will come clean...IT WORKS! [img]graemlins/hurray.gif[/img]

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 03, 2:18 PM
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Good tip. Hard bristle tooth brushes and Comet works like a charm too.

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I have tried all types of cleaners and have found Spray "9" with a hard bristle brush really brings up the white letters.
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I use carb cleaner and a clean white towel,, trick is to always use the clean side up of the white towel

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360 grit wet & dry sandpaper & any soap works well also. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 03, 5:20 PM
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great product any parts store..bleech white by wesleys...
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By the way.. the rock was FREE, the neighbor's yard provided it [img]graemlins/waving.gif[/img]

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 03, 10:00 PM
 
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Simple Green and a regular tire brush/floor scrubber...

Works wonders for cleaning up all 14 letters of Mr. Thompson's name that just happens to be plastered all over my sidewalls.... Using it for years...the tires still look brand new....

P.S. those wax pencils tend to get kinda messy...especially when you leave em in the sun...

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 06, 7:44 PM
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Re: Cleaning raised white lettering on tires

Brillo or S.O.S. pads work good too =)
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 06, 12:06 AM
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Re: Cleaning raised white lettering on tires

Used the "rock" method for years on my lifted 4x4 truck tires. It dose work very well.

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Re: Cleaning raised white lettering on tires

Back in the 80's when I left the white letters out, I found that Wesley's Bleach White worked great. I still use it to clean up black wall tires with a stiff-bristled brush, works great!
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