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Old 08-06-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Is there anyway to restore the bright white in wheels? Something that will get rid of the dirty scuffs.
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I scrub them with a SOS pad. Works pretty well.
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i sneak mine in the washing machine when the wife is washing my tighty whities with bleach.
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i sneak mine in the washing machine when the wife is washing my tighty whities with bleach.
does that affect the color of the tires at all? i might try this lol
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i usually throw them in without the tires but i cant see how the bleach would affect them since on my real 1:1 truck i use bleach to clean the white lettering on my tires and does not discolor the black tire itself.
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how do you unmount the tires once they have been glued on
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Water getting in the foams? If my vent holes are sealed i should be fine, right?
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how do you unmount the tires once they have been glued on
With a pail of acetone and drop in as many tires as possible overnight.

Or in the oven at 250 degrees for 15 minutes.

both ways and the tire peels right off the wheel.
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I use those "magic sponges" sold in any grocery store or Walmart. They are incredible, take off scuffs and will clean most anything. You won't be disappointed.
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I use those "magic sponges" sold in any grocery store or Walmart. They are incredible, take off scuffs and will clean most anything. You won't be disappointed.
I thought about that, but wasn't sure. Good thinkin.
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I don't know what i used, but it was magic alright! My wheels are like new. The eraser was like a white foam with a green sponge attached to it.
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"Scotch Brite" - it's just a green pad you find in your grocery store. Right next to it is usually the store brand - which doesn't last as long for house cleaning, but for rims, one rectangle lasts a season and more.

They are about 2 bucks.
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i usually throw them in without the tires but i cant see how the bleach would affect them since on my real 1:1 truck i use bleach to clean the white lettering on my tires and does not discolor the black tire itself.
really you run letters out on your fullsize?
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does that affect the color of the tires at all? i might try this lol
30degrees for 1/2 hour otherwise the wheels shrink into 1/12 wheels Never heard of this method.
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I want a set of white walls for my Fleetwood buggy.I am gonna spray paint my wheels and tires at the next club race that we have just for the shock value.Maybe yellow.
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