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Blue Protectant won't go away on OWL Tires

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by jim3456, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Apr 30, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    jim3456

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    I've had my KO2s for almost a year now and I can't get the stripe from where the blue protectant was applied to go away (you know that blue coating that white lettering tires have from the factory). It seems like it's a permanently lighter color than the rest of the tire. Hard to see in this photo but it's pretty obvious in person--it's the duller stripe that surrounds the lettering and goes around the center of the sidewall.

    It doesn't really bother me but I figured I'd ask if anyone had any luck getting rid of it. Should I use more cleaner or use more dressing/tire shine?


    IMG_8954.jpg idewalls to have an even color.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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    A good stiff wet tire brush, some Bleche-Wite, and elbow grease should get the job done. That's the combo I've always used and I've had those tires on my truck many times.
     
  4. May 6, 2020 at 6:16 AM
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  5. May 6, 2020 at 6:22 AM
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    If that blue stripe bothers you I can't imagine you get any sleep with those wheel weights on the outside lip!!
     
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  6. Jun 4, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    Yeah, really. Who still does that?
     
  7. Jun 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    A lot of places unfortunately. Mine are like that from a very popular tire shop on main st that's been in business for 30+ years.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    Lulz, I still have my red and white dots on my tires after two years.
     

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