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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 12:32 PM

MTD 990 had fluid in tires, some leaked as usual and rust is on tires. Tires came off rims real good, no grabbing. I have washed them in Bleche-White yet the rust doesn't seem to want to come off. That usually gets everything off. Is there another suggestion? I'm thinking I might be out there with steel wool rubbing it off by the looks, just looking for the "Majic" eraser instead, ha!

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 12:47 PM

How bad is it? Most I have seen had heavy scale and needed sandblasted, Wire Brushed or replaced wheels?



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 01:34 PM

How bad is it? Most I have seen had heavy scale and needed sandblasted, Wire Brushed or replaced wheels?


I think he means The bead of the tires, not the wheels.

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 04:48 PM

Wheels I'm blasting the crud off now and looking pretty good, with some pitting in heavier areas. Yes, the tires have the rust, BUT NOT on the bead, just above the bead about halfway to tread on sidewall. Not real bad, but would be seen and not look cool. So, Might be trying sanding, wire wheel or some mechanical method I guess.



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:53 PM

A fine wire wheel on an angle grinder will eat the rust off a tire without cutting into the tire.



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 08:35 PM

I'd try sandblasting them.  I've done it with great results.






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