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Old 11-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Exclamation How Can I Keep My New Tires With White Lettering White?!

I just got a black Jeep with tires that have the white lettering on them (they are sick looking!) and now have no idea how to keep them that white... I hand-washed the whole truck today, but was nervous to use anything on the letters until I found out what was safe. I bought Bleche Wite, but was afraid that it would kill my rims. Any advice? Thanks!

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Here's an article referring to white wall tires that should work for your letters


You Will Need:




■Cleaning product: ■Westley’s Bleach White
■All-purpose cleaner
■Purple Power
■SOS pads
■Simple Green

■Stiff brush or Scrubbing pad (ex: Scotch Brite)

Steps to Clean the White Walls:
1.Begin by selecting your cleaning product. These are readily available in most automotive departments as well as automotive supply stores. Household products are often effective as well, just ensure they are safe for the tires and will not result in early wear.
2.Spray the cleaner directly onto the white wall or apply it to the scrubbing pad first.
3.Now, it just takes some elbow grease and time. Scrub the debris from the tire.
4.Rinse frequently with water to check your progress.
5.Reapply the cleaner as needed and rinse the scrubbing pad frequently as well.
6.Once the white wall is clean, rinse thoroughly with water and dry.

Additional Tips and Advice
■Though cleaners such as Comet work well, they can dry out the tire which can lead to early wear. Choose household cleaners carefully and ensure they are safe for the tires.
■For the easiest cleaning, keep on top of the white walls, cleaning them every week or two. These frequent cleanings will allow for shorter, easier cleaning times.

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
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Any whitewall cleaner will do the job. After washing just spray this on the white letters, scrub with a stiff brush, and hose off.

Been using it for years and never had any issue.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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Thank you for step-by-step instructions... I wish that upon leaving the dealership with your new car, they would give you a booklet that would explain how to keep your new baby just as it was when you first drove it away!

I'll let you know how it went tomorrow! Man, I gotta say, I am totally new to this, but it's just so much fun!
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Westley’s Bleach White and a stiff scrub brush. That's what I use.
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Westley’s Bleach White and a stiff scrub brush. That's what I use.
Been using that stuff for years. Works good on the entire undercarriage as well.....

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