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Old 10-27-2014, 06:45 PM
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Questions?? Clean & Restore Vintage rubber tires from the early 90's.

What should i use to restore vintage tires for a JRX2 /JRXT from the early 90's?

I did a google search and see people saying silicon oil or or dilute glycerine.

Will WD40 or Armor All dry them out more?

Any tips would be appreciated.
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i cleaned some super hard team associated rc10t stock tires with white moldy residue recently. it took a while, but it worked. i used some hot water mixed with simple green. i would let them soak in the bath for a good while, til the hot water started turning a bit coldish. i then took them out and soaked the tires with simple green and hit them with a finger nail brush. little by little they started looking new again. you could also use oxy clean instead of simple green. once they dried they looked new. i stored them in a plastic bag afterwards.
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i cleaned some super hard team associated rc10t stock tires with white moldy residue recently. it took a while, but it worked. i used some hot water mixed with simple green. i would let them soak in the bath for a good while, til the hot water started turning a bit coldish. i then took them out and soaked the tires with simple green and hit them with a finger nail brush. little by little they started looking new again. you could also use oxy clean instead of simple green. once they dried they looked new. i stored them in a plastic bag afterwards.
Hot water with simple green i will try that.
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belt conditioner from your auto part store. spray and let them sit. use a tooth brush to really massage it in. works great as a traction compound too
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I used Hy-traction Juice Red (R/C tire sauce) on some vintage tires and they turned out great.
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belt conditioner from your auto part store. spray and let them sit. use a tooth brush to really massage it in. works great as a traction compound too
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simple green up here to..
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Simple Green is better than water and dish soap to clean tires?
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