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Best tire cleaner for mud stained sidewalls

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoTim85, May 20, 2020.

  1. May 20, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    TacoTim85

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    What do y'all use to get your sidewalls looking black again instead of brown? After using simple green and scrubbing with a hard nylon bristle brush plus dawn the tires dry brown instead of black. I even use a small pressure washer up close to blast the sidewalls.

    Back in the day I used Westlies Bleach White. Well, nowadays they changed the formula and it does not work like it used to.

    What's your go-to for getting those tires clean?
     
  2. May 20, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    I buy this by the gallon and mix it 10:1 in a spray bottle.
    The $25 gallon lasts for years, and the stuff works really good with a tire brush.
    You can see the brown running off the tire as soon as you spray it on...

    3D Yellow Degreaser Wheel & Tire Cleaner
     
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  4. May 20, 2020 at 6:28 PM
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    It's more of a mud staining than tire blooming. Thanks, though.

    I will have to try this. Thanks.
     
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  5. May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    High pressure power sprayer should help.
     
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    Adams tire and rubber cleaner is unmatched. Nothing will make your tires look as good as that cleaner.
     
  7. May 21, 2020 at 12:17 AM
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    Would think any heavy duty degreaser would work just be cautious or aware of the rims. I’ve used purple power 4-5 applications but it wasn’t mud staining but probably blooming. I’d still be down for faster easier solutions
     
  8. Aug 8, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    Did you find a good option?
     
  11. Aug 8, 2020 at 9:50 PM
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    This works really well. Follow the instructions and maybe wear chemical gloves etc. Not kidding. It will irritate your skin pretty bad. I had small red splotches and a burning feeling on my skin. I used a nylon brush to scrub briefly while not allowing it to dry at all. Follow the label. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Aug 8, 2020 at 10:06 PM
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    Thanks. I’d be searching the forum today and came across your same question. The dried mud and brown tire is not a good look.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2020 at 10:13 PM
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    Yeah, part of the brown look can be tire blooming which is even harder to get rid of than mud... having the right products and a nylon brush will get it black again. Finish up with tire shine like @C41n
     
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    High pressure self serve car wash with wheel degreaser works for me. I can get the rest of truck clean in driveway but need the carwash for tires.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2020 at 7:28 AM
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    I'll 2nd this cleaner. Then once the tire is dry I use Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel. I rub it on with a foam wax applicator pad then come back in 30 minutes and wipe the excess off with a microfiber towel. I only put 1 coat on so I don't have to shiny of a tire. My tires will look good for 6 weeks easy before I have to repeat the process.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Meguiar-...MIicTns6mO6wIVBL3ICh3yRwZ5EAQYASABEgJpefD_BwE




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    Same for tire gel.
    Works great, last long and doesn’t fling off on fenders. I also let it sit overnight before I drive after applying.
     
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    Like, so many.
    Purple Power and a stiff bristle brush.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Chemica Guys all the way. VRP for the win. Meguiars is okay, but VRP is better imho
     
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