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Cleaning white letters on sidewall???

What do you guys use to clean the white lettering on the sidewalks of your tires? I need something that won't hurt my rims as well!! The white is starting to turn brown cause all I ever used to clean them before was a pressure washer...

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they make actual whitewall cleaner. pretty much everywhere and wont hurt the rims as long as yoou dont let it sit. just spray the letters down and use a scrub brush 2 or three times they will look new
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brake clean works also but DONT let it sit. works good if you spray onto a clean towel and then wipe each letter off
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oh and as always simple green is your friend haha. its cheap and it doesnt hurt anything
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I've been using something called Bleech White, makes 'em come out looking like new.
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^i use that stuff too...its works great and its real cheap too lol
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ok thanks guys... im gonna have to go buy some today!
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I find that Awesome from dollar tree works good just spray it on and wipe it off. Or you can use a brush if they are really bad.



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Wesley's Bleach-White

http://www.westleys.com/
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Bleech white ftw, but in pinch comet cleanser will work too (with a scrub pad)
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The best way to clean them is to get a box of SOS scrubby pads. The kind you would scrub dirty pots and pans with. Just wet down the tires and scrub the white letters then rinse off the blue residue. Works great, is dirt cheap, and a box will last you forever.
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I just use Simple Green or some sort of similar cleaner with a brush... then rinse with water and turns out great!
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Simple green with a hard brush.
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Wesley's Bleach-White

WESTLEY'S - Tire Cleaners
My dad swears by that stuff.


Comet is good for bad oxidation on chrome. Leaves a residue though.
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I've used Westley's Bleach White, and it works great. I'd definitely recommend that first.

I also use Comet and a scrub brush. Works well too.
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I've seen that Awesome cleaner @ Dollar Tree, but I never tried it...

Guess I'm gonna have to get a bottle of it to try out.
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Lol I am going to the store now to find something good
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I find that Awesome from dollar tree works good just spray it on and wipe it off. Or you can use a brush if they are really bad.



You cheated. Those are two totally different tires/rims. lol

DAYUM is all I can say.
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gonna agree with the simple green and a hard bristle brush, the meguiars car wash with the scrub brush works well too...
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The best way to clean them is to get a box of SOS scrubby pads. The kind you would scrub dirty pots and pans with. Just wet down the tires and scrub the white letters then rinse off the blue residue. Works great, is dirt cheap, and a box will last you forever.
This. Plus you most likely already have some under your sink.
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Comet (or Ajax) cleanser & stiff bristled brush with lots of elbow grease!
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The SOS pads work great! Thanks guys
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