How to keep white sidewall tires in good condition

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by Jean-Pierre, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jean-Pierre

    Jean-Pierre Member

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    My dealer gave me this trick

    1 - Take a cotton wool.
    2 - Put on it some cellulosic diluent
    3 - rub the white side of the tire....the tires will be like news:s

    Don't put the diluent on your saddle bag, paint or screen.....
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Could you elaborate on the "cellulosic diluent":D

    Thanks
     
  3. Jean-Pierre

    Jean-Pierre Member

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    You can find this diluent at the hardwarestore (like home depot)....I'll post a picture of a bottle tonight
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Thanks, just curious as I have never heard the term before. Always looking to learn :D
     
  5. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    By cotton wool are you just talking about a towell or is this something special. Sorry for the question but different countries have different terms.
    thanks
     
  6. DANNY MC

    DANNY MC Active Member

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    yeah please elaborate,tried all sorts,best i could do was bit of bike shampoo and a green pad:small3d012:
    any alternative is greatly appreciated :bigsmiley20:
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Even Google didn't provide a concrete answer that I could understand. Cotton wool is probably minimally processed cotton balls.
    Cellulose Diluent may be ethanol? wood alcohol? :newsmile034:
     
  8. ballpeen

    ballpeen Active Member

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    Maybe,,, Mineral Spirits?????????
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Nope bad for rubber, try Wesleys Bleach White:s
     
  10. jody7734

    jody7734 Active Member

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    Never tried magoc eraser, how well does it work? Mine still have a blue tint them I've been trying to get off for a year, not even bleche white has worked.