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Old 06-30-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Return My Brown Tires To Black

So today I put new black wheels on and had them flip the tires around to get rid of the white letters. Obviously the black walls were never cleaned because they were always facing inward and nobody cleans the inside of their tires.

The problem is they have a brown shade to them and I can get rid of it, I have cleaned and scrubbed them 3 times. I dont want shiny, Armor All'ed tires, just black. Cool new black rims with brown rubber kind of sucks.

Cant really tell from the pics, but they are brown! Any ideas?
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Of the several tire cleaners I saw this was not one of them. Does it give tires the wet shiny look? Cant stand that.
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Of the several tire cleaners I saw this was not one of them. Does it give tires the wet shiny look? Cant stand that.
It shouldn't. Even with stuff like black magic they have instructions for the wet look or non wet look on the back of the bottle
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It shouldn't. Even with stuff like black magic they have instructions for the wet look or non wet look on the back of the bottle
Usually if you saturate a cloth first and clean the tire with the cloth that will give you the subdued black look. Risking the "wet" look to get your tires clean is worth it though...you can definitely tell the brown from the pics. That said, mine looked much the same...and do currently. When I run trails around here, the sand/mud impregnates the surface of the tire and does not come out when washing...even if you use the neon yellow stuff at the do it yourself place. However, it clean up nicely with a bit of tire shine...and a rag is all you need to take the shine off...and once they are clean, all it takes is a car wash to knock the shine off if the worst happens.
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You have GOT to be fawking KIDDING!

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So today I put new black wheels on and had them flip the tires around to get rid of the white letters. Obviously the black walls were never cleaned because they were always facing inward and nobody cleans the inside of their tires.

The problem is they have a brown shade to them and I can get rid of it, I have cleaned and scrubbed them 3 times. I dont want shiny, Armor All'ed tires, just black. Cool new black rims with brown rubber kind of sucks.

Cant really tell from the pics, but they are brown! Any ideas?
Yes, there is a fairly simple way to do it.
Run down to your local parts house, WallyWorld or wherever and buy some
EAGLE 1 A2Z ALL WHEEL & TIRE CLEANER and a scrub brush.


Spray liberally, let sit for about as long as it takes you to spray all four tires, scrub with a wet brush, hose off. Reapply if necessary. Move to next wheel, repeat.

It will get the yellow off, leave a nice clean rubber surface and no shine.
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You have GOT to be fawking KIDDING!

lol. that's why the popcorn was there.

seriously, saw someone recently in an...urban...part of town with a can of white paint going on his car tires. Poman's white walls.
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lol. that's why the popcorn was there.

seriously, saw someone recently in an...urban...part of town with a can of white paint going on his car tires. Poman's white walls.
Thank goodness, I was hoping you weren't really that ... ummm...

anyway, you never know what a new guy will take seriously.
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Yes, there is a fairly simple way to do it.
Run down to your local parts house, WallyWorld or wherever and buy some
EAGLE 1 A2Z ALL WHEEL & TIRE CLEANER and a scrub brush.


Spray liberally, let sit for about as long as it takes you to spray all four tires, scrub with a wet brush, hose off. Reapply if necessary. Move to next wheel, repeat.

It will get the yellow off, leave a nice clean rubber surface and no shine.
I did not use this particular cleaner but I did use some other stuff, I think it was made by Armor All, there were like 20 different kinds so I just grabbed one. I sprayed and scrubbed each tire 3 times and the pics are how they look. I will try another cleaner, but I am not optimistic.

I have had this issue before on other cars and it was not nearly as hard to get rid of. And you guys are right, I can make the wet look go away.
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I did not use this particular cleaner but I did use some other stuff, I think it was made by Armor All, there were like 20 different kinds so I just grabbed one. I sprayed and scrubbed each tire 3 times and the pics are how they look. I will try another cleaner, but I am not optimistic.

I have had this issue before on other cars and it was not nearly as hard to get rid of. And you guys are right, I can make the wet look go away.
In the photos, yours look pretty doggone black.*

I've used this particular brand for several years, I have no complaints.

Tell ya what, I'll go do a test spot on one of my wheels, just for you so you can see if it would do what you need it to.



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I've been a big fan of Westley's Bleech-White. I've used it on white-lettered tires for twenty years and it keeps the whites white, while keeping the blacks natural.

You'd be surprised how much brown crap will come off of your tires with this stuff.

I usually follow up with some top dressing as desired depending on the vehicle (dull on the jeep).
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SHOUT IT OUT. Used it for years.
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I've been a big fan of Westley's Bleech-White. I've used it on white-lettered tires for twenty years and it keeps the whites white, while keeping the blacks natural.

You'd be surprised how much brown crap will come off of your tires with this stuff.

I usually follow up with some top dressing as desired depending on the vehicle (dull on the jeep).
X 2. Best stuff ever
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:39 PM   #16
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castrol super clean will turn them back to black, simple green does a good job too, be careful with the super clean, dont let it stay on the wheels too long, spray it on the tires and spray it off or spray it on and brush the tires the spray off, you will see the brown stuff running off when you spray the off the super clean with water.
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I have used "Softscrub" for a long time on tires. Use a wet brush and apply some Softscrub to it. Wet the tires down and scrub. The Softscrub has bleach and a mild abrasive. Don't leave on long. A couple minutes. Scrub, sit and then just rinse off. Then apply a good rubber/vinyl protectant. Allow to stand a few minutes and wipe off with a damp towel.
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I've been a big fan of Westley's Bleech-White. I've used it on white-lettered tires for twenty years and it keeps the whites white, while keeping the blacks natural.

You'd be surprised how much brown crap will come off of your tires with this stuff.

I usually follow up with some top dressing as desired depending on the vehicle (dull on the jeep).
Bleech-White wins my vote!
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X 2. Best stuff ever
x4 (with the post above).

Bleach-White is incredible whether you have white letters out or just want to bring those donuts back to pure black. If you want to really go the extra mile, let them dry completely after treating (might take two B-W applications) and treat with 303 Protectant. I used to be a classic Armor-All user, but 303 makes them black with very little shine. It also keeps them clean -- even after taking Bill Brasky out on the trail, my clean-up is less rewarding (the aforementioned "brown coming off" effect is pretty minimal). They get black and stay black.
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My tires needed a good scrub due to the same issue so figured I'd take a before / after to show the results with Bleech White.

After a hose down to get the heavy stuff off and after a spray of Bleech and a scrub brush!
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I've been a big fan of Westley's Bleech-White. I've used it on white-lettered tires for twenty years and it keeps the whites white, while keeping the blacks natural.

You'd be surprised how much brown crap will come off of your tires with this stuff.

I usually follow up with some top dressing as desired depending on the vehicle (dull on the jeep).
Just a heads up, its called Bleche Wite, just ordered some myself to try out on my brown tires.
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I detail cars for a living, and most advice here is pretty standard. However I do want to add that with any of these cleaners do NOT let them sit on the wheel at all. Especially Bleche Wite, it will stain bare aluminum wheels.

Also, you really should be dressing your tires. It helps keep the brown (called "blooming") from returning, and moistens the rubber in the sidewall to help repel dirt and grime later. 303 Aerospace is a great low shine dressing that when used properly creates a "matte" type finish.
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Just a heads up, its called Bleche Wite, just ordered some myself to try out on my brown tires.
I knew it was a different spelling, but just not which/how different.

Thanks for the correction.


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