raised white lettering

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by parts_master1, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. I have noticed that the lettering on my tires has turned yellow and now is turning brown. I have scrubbed on them with simple green and bleachwhite and nothing seems to work. Yesterday, I used a little orange/pumice hand cleaner and it worked but took like 5 minutes per letter. I do not have the patients to work them all:mad: They look like crap though.

    Does anyone know what causes this? these tires are about a year old, maybe 1,000 miles.

    Does anyone have any great ideas for getting them white again that does not involve me killing myself?
     
  2. High Country Z

    High Country Z Veteran Member

    I dab a little bit of alcohol on a rag and clean each letter, it's a pita but I don't have to do it that often.
     
  3. Mr.Bill

    Mr.Bill Veteran Member

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    Back in the day we use to use a Brillo pad. Worked great.
     
  4. I will try the alcohol, I wonder if wiskey will work:p

    Brillo pad would not work, it's like the top surface is changing color.
     
  5. KEVS79

    KEVS79 Veteran Member

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    Try one of those brushes for cleaning batteries w/the copper bristles.
     
  6. red78z

    red78z Veteran Member

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    and if all else fails a paint pen
     
  7. hmbldr

    hmbldr Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Get some Westley's Bleche-Wite Tire cleaner, it works great.
     
  8. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Stop using Armorall on them or other cheap silicone spray.
     
  9. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    brillo and elbow grease will turn them white again . ive been using this methiod since got my fist set of raised white letter radial T/A s in probably 81 . usually 1 pad per tire as it shreds the pad .
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012
  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    SOS pads were shiznit back in the day. Quick and easy.
     

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