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Local tire shop is offering some tires, as they claim as "cosmetic blems"for around 35% off. They claim the blem is in the white of the lettering. Anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? Is it too good to be true? I think of the manufacturer deemed the tires to be unsafe they wouldn't allow them out of the factory. Here's the listing.


Tire Automotive tire Synthetic rubber Tread Auto part
 

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It's very common. Doesn't affect the safety of the tires. Like they indicated, it's a "cosmetic" blem. The white lettering probably isn't perfect. Most times no one can even notice a blem tire.
 

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It comes from stacking the tires against one another. The stuff the tire manufacturers mix in to make them so black, can leach into the white wall or white lettering of the other tire. As far as I can tell, since the black stuff is soaked all the way into the white, and not simply on the surface, there is no way to remove it.
 
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