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Cleaning White Letters #724319
June 03rd 2017 8:02 pm
June 03rd 2017 8:02 pm
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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.

Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine] #724329
June 03rd 2017 11:14 pm
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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.

Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine] #724331
June 03rd 2017 11:53 pm
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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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Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine] #724334
June 04th 2017 9:06 am
June 04th 2017 9:06 am
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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?


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Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine] #724342
June 04th 2017 10:10 am
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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.

Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine] #724344
June 04th 2017 11:40 am
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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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Re: Cleaning White Letters [Re: Meanmachine] #724349
June 04th 2017 12:37 pm
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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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