Whitewall Tire cleaner

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Curveball, May 4, 2010.

  1. Curveball

    Curveball Banned

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    I've heard that carb-cleaner does a great job on whitewalls. Anyone tried this? I use bleche-white now and I'm not that impressed with the job it does.
     
  2. glider

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    I've used a bit of lacquer thinner to remove any marks and it whitens the whites very nicely. I wouldn't use it or carb cleaner on a regular basis but once in a while to remove grunge wouldn't be too bad.

    I use spray 9 (same as Fantastic) and a nylon scrubby pad. Works wonders.

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  3. WHM1

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    My wife rides a Softail Deluxe and I have the privilege of keeping both our bikes clean. After getting the bike wet, I spray whitewalls heavy with Bleach White and let it sit while I wash the bike. After washing the entire bike I spray off the bleach white and then scrub with a Brillo pad. A little elbow grease and the whitewalls always look brand new. A spray alone will not completely clean the tires, at least to my satisfaction.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Nice whites Glider:p
     
  5. Lancer

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    Mr Clean, Magic Eraser works well.
     
  6. gamspaugh

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    There is a cleaner called Mean Green that also works well
     
  7. DANNY MC

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    You fellas on the other side of the pond seem to have a few products that all seem to do a reasonable/good job....My question is what do the UK riders use,at the minute i just use a little bike shampoo and green scourer pad,not bad but could be better,any ideas UK
     
  8. Curveball

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    Thx. Gents.

    Did'nt think the carb cleaner was a very good idea, but I'm lazy.
    Back to scrubbin. I like em to shine.
     
  9. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    I use Wesleys Bleach in a spray bottle. I have a nylon tire cleaning brush and in the middle of the nylon bristles are wire bristles. I jack up the bike so I can get the tires to spin freely, then I spray the entire tire, scrub the whitewalls with minimal elbow grease, and rinse it all off. It comes nice out nice and white for my liking.
     
  10. sjsin

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    Wesleys