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 Post subject: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:38 am 
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how do i remove this s**t!
looking at getting whitewalls soon, just got new tyres and they decided itd be lovely to put tyre shine on, and now theres silicone buildup everyyywhere, and i figure that wont be good when the walls are on..

its been a month since i got the tyres, washed the car many times, scrubbed the tyres, used a hard nylon brush, tried lots of combinations but i still spray the tyre with water and the water sticks around like it does when silicone is there.

what has everyone done to get the tyre back to the rubber!
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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:33 am 
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not very helpfully but id love to know what they used, all the tyre shines i have ever used only last a week.

Do you have any dirt roads around your place? go for a drive on them then wash the tyres down with hot soapy water thats what i have found used to get rid of the stuff i used

 

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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:04 am 
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is grease and wax remover okay for tyres? that should get it right off

 

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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:01 am 
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pretty sure who ever is dong the whitewalls will have some method of cleaning the tyres before applying the white wall.
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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:36 am 
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Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner mixed at 5:1 will get rid of it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:04 am 
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...don't most tyres have silicone compound in them (silica tyres).

To remove it...try using acetone. I use acetone on brand new motorcycle race tyres to get the shine/thin layer of smoothness off. Might work for tyre shine.

Failing that, use petrol?

 

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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:26 pm 
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Swap the tyres on to the opposite rims, they wouldn't have done both sides.
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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:51 pm 
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That costs money though aha!
I think it might also be because theyre relatively new still, ill try some wax and grease remover though!
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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:42 pm 
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try pissing on them..

 

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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:37 pm 
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nah ive already done that man it just made it stink


...was that a legit suggestion? haha
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Go wild with degreaser a few times,works for me.
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:51 pm 
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whooooooooooooooooooooooooooops!

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:55 pm 
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righteo then ^^

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:45 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
righteo then ^^


X1 lol! me thinks wrong thread

 

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 Post subject: Re: TYRE SHINE
Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:53 pm 
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haha oh god. how embarrasing. was meant to post this in my other thread?

+1 for awkward!
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