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#724319 - June 03rd 2017 8:02 pm Cleaning White Letters  
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What is good for cleaning white letters. I got new tires last year and the letters have black on them that I can't get to wash out. Tried Super Clean and Bleche-White with no luck.

#724329 - June 03rd 2017 11:14 pm Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine]  
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Bleach white with a brass bristle wire brush is my tool of choice. But my 12 year old white walls do have some staining that just won't come out.

#724331 - June 03rd 2017 11:53 pm Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine]  
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The only thing you should use on tires is simple green. Doesn't leave a slick that degrades the rubber. Cleans dirt and brake dust great. A stiff plastic bristle brush and simple green will work wonders on tires.

12 year old tires should not be driven on the street. They are a safety hazard.


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#724334 - June 04th 2017 9:06 am Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine]  
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12 year old tires!! Ouch! Dave!
I have some 22 year old tires but I don't use 'em. They're from the '95 when it was new.
Mean machine sounds like anything strong enough to remove the black marks would most likely harm the tires as well........
What about using white over the marks instead?

#724342 - June 04th 2017 10:10 am Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine]  
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Simple green, eh? I'll have to give it a try Reed.

We can discuss tire age in another thread. lol But they are scheduled for replacement in the next few weeks.

#724344 - June 04th 2017 11:40 am Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine]  
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Yup. Simple Green is my go-to cleaner for many things. Greasy engines, driveways, tires, bathtubs, the kitchen sink. They use Simple Green to clean the Tacoma Dome, the largest wooden dome in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_Dome I like the lavender scented variety if you can find it. The original green pine scent makes my esophagus constrict but the lavender is no problem.

Simple Green and a stiff bristle brush can do amazing things.


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#724349 - June 04th 2017 12:37 pm Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine]  
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Bleche white doesn't seem as good as when it was Westley's... I still have good luck with it and a stiff bristle brush or green scotch brute pad.


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