White walls... your tips on cleaning

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  1. kite surfer

    kite surfer New Member

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    Getting a good bit of oil spattered on my tire whitewalls. Looking for your tricks, cleaners, and tips on getting them nice and white again, and keeping them that way. I tried a few household cleaners with less than stellar results.
     
  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Most auto parts stores sell spray cleaner specifically for white wall tires.
    Just read the instructions carefully & remember to wear protective gloves & glasses because that stuff really burns if it touches your skin!!
     
  3. Chaz

    Chaz Active Member

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    I'm a bit old school. I've used sos pads and water to clean and then car wax to help keep the white walls from absorbing any new oil stains.

    I haven't tried any of the newer products.
     
  4. 2door

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    Ajax or Comet. Use a soft abrasive pad and water. Guaranteed to clean white walls like new.

    Tom
     
  5. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I have all-white tires. I just use a spray-bottle of white vinegar and a wash cloth, and I keep a bowl of water next to me to rinse the cloth now and then. Works great for me.
     
  6. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Carb cleaner works great. Just don't spray it on your paint. Spray it on a rag and wipe it on.

    Or bleche-wite tire cleaner
     

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