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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 08:24 PM

HI EVERYONE IVE STARTED A RESTO ON MY 1957 BOLENS SUPER RIDE A MATIC IM PAINTING MY RIMS AND THERE COMING OUT BEAUTIFUL BUT MY TIRES ARE NOT SO MUCH DOES ANYONE HAVE IDEAS ABOUT CLEANING THEM UP AND MAKING THEM LOOK GOOD AGAIN THANKS HANKG.


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 08:53 PM

Tire black might work , but probably won't be happy . To fake

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 09:04 PM

I've heard good things about the tire paint sold by Miller's.  I don't know if that's the same as tire black, but worth a shot.


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 09:05 PM

There are new ones on ebay if you  cant fix the old ones.

:wewantpics:  of the restoration


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 11:18 PM

:iagree:


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 11:43 PM

i havent tire it yet but i herd some fine grit sand paper then armor all tire cleaner works great 


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 12:13 AM

I've seen guys have as much in 4 tubes as two tires would cost. Figure this, used tires are a bad investment, and a restoration isn't complete without good tires, and lastly the original set of tires lasted a long time, a new set will too. Good Luck


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 05:18 AM

I'd start with a good cleaning and see what they look like. The best automotive tire treatment I've found is Meguires Endurance. It lasts a long time and doesn't make the sidewalls turn brown like many other products out there. It just gradually wears off and then you can re apply it. 


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 05:41 AM

For cleaning, I use 409 and a good stiff brush. Normally does a pretty good job.


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 05:47 AM

I've had good results with 303 spray. Yes, it's just another

snake oil, but it's keeping them looking pretty good, for the

price. First I wash them good with brush, and soup water.

Then just spray the 303 on after they're dry. Here's a before

and after. (6 months in between) It wasn't just dirt on there. The rubber was turning

greyish/brown in places.

 

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 06:17 AM

I've had good results with 303 spray. Yes, it's just another

snake oil, but it's keeping them looking pretty good, for the

price. First I wash them good with brush, and soup water.

Then just spray the 303 on after they're dry. Here's a before

and after. (6 months in between) It wasn't just dirt on there. The rubber was turning

greyish/brown in places.

 

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What's 'soup' water? Something left over from supper? :bigrofl:


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 06:39 AM

Chicken noodle? Vegetable beef?


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 06:41 AM

What's 'soup' water? Something left over from supper? :bigrofl:

 

Yes, black bean soup water. If the tires are real bad, leave the beans in. The mushed up beans will

fill the cracks. :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 08:11 AM

THANKS GUYS FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS IN THE PAST IVE ALWAYS BOUGHT NEW ONES BUT THESE WERE FILLED WITH CALCIUM CHLORIDE MY TIRE CHANGER WOULD GET P OED AT ME. HANKG.


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 08:23 AM

THANKS GUYS FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS IN THE PAST IVE ALWAYS BOUGHT NEW ONES BUT THESE WERE FILLED WITH CALCIUM CHLORIDE MY TIRE CHANGER WOULD GET P OED AT ME. HANKG.

 

Your best bet is to remove the tires and get rid of that stuff!

Who knows what shape the rim is in under there......


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