cleaning cream bicycle tires

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  1. paul

    paul Active Member

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    has anyone found a good solution to cleaning cream colored bicycle tires? all tips and hints would be apreciated
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Comet or Ajax works great on white walls. Have you tried either of those?
     
  3. paul

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    yes. so far dish soap works the best, curious what others have tried. going to be putting the bike in a show in a few weeks.
     
  4. forrestsmith

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    Hello Paul

    I have used Wesley's Bleach White with good results, made for cleaning whitewall tires, not sure if you can find it in your area. I also you use
    Soft Scrub with bleach with very good results, thats the kitchen and barthroom cleaner.

    Forrest
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Forgot about the awesome soft scrub.
     
  6. paul

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    thanks forest. i have seen wesley's at the store and will give it a go
     
  7. azbill

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    I had luck using a 'magic eraser' scrub pad when I was running whitewalls ;)
     
  8. Special Ed

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    I agree with Bill,those Magic Erasers work well for minor touchups
     
  9. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    carb cleaner works great. spray it on a rag first, then wipe down your tires. it gets rid of those snake tracks your chain makes.
     
  10. dimentio

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    I use toothpaste or SOS pads whenever I had them to clean my old beach cruiser whitewall tires. looks great
     
  11. Dan

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    I have great luck with go-jo or any of the shop kind of hand wash stuff.
     
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    I have a set that I just cleaned up, they were pretty grungy. I started off with a fully charged 'scumbuster' with a green scrub pad on it, hot water and dish soap, and finished with a magic eraser. They cleaned up pretty well.
     
  13. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Anybody tried equal parts vinegar & dawn dish soap? It works great for renewing wiper blades after they get really filthy. I put it on a rag and scrub them back and forth a few times. You could rinse it off after, but I usually just run my washers. I know some cleaners containing oils can actually harm rubber. And I have white tires, but I haven't yet tried the vinegar/dawn on them yet.

    I have a little one, so we have lots of baby wipes kicking around. I've been using them for touch ups, but I really need to knuckle down and scrub mine.
     
  14. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i'm tellin' ya. carb cleaner. takes a coupla minutes. no scrubbing, no exotic formulas, just wipe it on and wipe it off...
     

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