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Old 02-10-2011, 02:56 AM   #1
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How to clean tires?

I don't have anything put on my tires, but the sidewalls have gotten covered with a greasy dirt and I can't get it off. I have tried full strength orange cleaner, Simple Green and Dawn. I let it sit for awhile and then add a little water and scrub with a tire brush and rinse, to no avail. Some grease comes off, but the rest remains. If I touch the tires my hands get black grease on them. The grease picks up all the road dirt. I know that Michelin RV Tires are supposed to exude a lubricant, but this is ridiculous. Is there a degreaser that is safe for rubber? How can I clean them? Joe
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I have had great results with Bleech White, can be found at walmart. No really a degreaser, but does really good job of cleaning. I will say that it leaves the tire looking " dry". Any tire foam/ armour all will bring back it back

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Simple green should remove just about anything.. lol. Sounds like tire blooming. Did you check their website or call them?
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Simple green should remove just about anything.. lol. Sounds like tire blooming. Did you check their website or call them?
Good point. Thought didnt cross my mind
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I have used regular tire cleaner that you can buy at an aotomotive store. Then you have to put some tire treatment on to make them shine again, but some tire shining treatments incredients aren't recomended for some tires. Check manufacturers specs. first.
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I use "Krud Kutter" works for me. purchased at Home depot or Lowes. Works great for the fiberglass top of mtr hm. Don't use it on clear coat paint.
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Best thing I have found for cleaning tires comes from the Dollar General or Dollar store. It's called "Mean Green". This and a stiff bristled tire brush will amaze you.
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Mean Green or Spray Nine.
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Dawn, which I think is a great grease cutter in the home, won't touch this gook. I'll go to the hardware store today and see what I can find that is strong, but safe for rubber. I'll report back. Joe
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as above westleys bleach white then what ever protector you like
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Simple green should remove just about anything.. lol. Sounds like tire blooming. Did you check their website or call them?
What is tire blooming? Joe
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:23 PM   #14
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Just found this site with Michelin Products

Tire Care Products: Tire Care & Buying Guide: Michelin Tires

Wonder if I can find this stuff in the store rather than having it shipped?
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