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How to get dirt off tires??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Zac808, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    Zac808

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    I used dish soap and a tire scrub brush. I got the dust/dirt off the center of the sidewall but that's about it. There is a perfect clean 3 inch ring in the center of the sidewall where the lettering is. But the ring around the outer edge and inner edge won't get clean. Does anyone have any tricks up their sleeve?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    Have you tried useing a brush, and a little dish soap?
     
  3. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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  4. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    Tire bleach and a tire brush will work.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    Westley's Bleche White should remove any dirt and grime from the sidewalls. Also pick up a good tire scrubbing brush to work the Bleche White around after it sets for 30-60 seconds.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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  7. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    lets see ...................elbow grease?
     
  8. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    I use a 50/50 mixture of purple power and water in a spray bottle first, then I mix car wash and a splash of purple power in a bucket for the brushes. I use a tire/wheel brush with relatively stiff bristles to clean the tires, rinse, then follow up with a soft bristled wheel brush to clean the wheels then go back over the tires one more time with that.

    What I hate is that the tire shine on my tires makes the soap go flat really quick. I try to use tire shine sparingly and make sure I rub/wipe it in really good with a foam applicator. I use the aerosol advance auto parts brand tire shine.

    I have also used the bleach-white stuff in the past however I use purple power since its a multipurpose cleaner that I can use for other stuff. I buy the big jugs of it.
     
  9. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    i had that brown stain on my tires from using tire shine then going out dirt roads. i used dish soap and it seemed to work the best. gotta find something better though. and im not using tire shine as much anymore
     
  10. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    Well...He made a post about what wheels look best, so he has no room to make comments like that. ;)
     
  11. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    Hide it with more mud.:D
    Simple green, purple power both real good cleaners.
     
  12. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    Good idea. I'll just pick up a can of spray on mud so the truck matches too. LOL.
     
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    :thumbsup::mudding:
     
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    Armor all tire foam works best for me. Takes mud and dirt off and leaves a rich black look no shine at all.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    I used a degreaser and barley had to scrub. The dirt just fell right off.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    Be careful with that! Remember your tires are a petroleum product too!!
     
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    x2 actually try dirt doesnt necisarily stain rubber
     
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    I use a hard brush, soap of any kind and loads of elboy grease. Keeps the tires clean longer than the spray on stuff. If its dirt/mud use high pressure, like at a carwash then get it with a hand brush at home.
     
  20. Nov 4, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    mmm maibe its easier if you just pull up to a wash it youre self car wash
    the ones with the power washers and just clean them real quick with the power washers.
     
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