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#16 OkieGt OFFLINE  

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 08:28 AM

I've had many tires that wouldn't come off the rim, if that happens, I douse them in a gas and oil and set them on fire, makes the rim real easy to clean up by burning off the paint


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 10:21 AM

CaCl ? It's best to get it out and at least new tubes in there if not replacing tires. Make sure you wash off any left over salt water very well and coat the rim with some kind of rust retardant.


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 05:13 PM

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:

I am new to this soup water cleaning solution and was wondering how much I will need? Where can I buy it? How long will the beans stay in the cracks and how often do you have to reapply?? :D  


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 05:29 PM

Hopefully Will will enlighten us!


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 07:10 PM

Hopefully Will will enlighten us!

 

Nope, sorry I can't.

It's Grama's secret recipe.

I promised her I'd never tell. :smilewink:


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Nope, sorry I can't.

It's Grama's secret recipe.

I promised her I'd never tell. :smilewink:

Drat!!!!!


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 08:43 PM

At-a-boy Will! Keep them guessing! :thumbs:


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Posted July 22, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Don't even bother with tire shine products.
Use your favorite method to wash and clean the tires then go to the auto body work isle at Walmart and pick up some Bondo Restore Black. It's more of a dye than a surface treatment, it soaks in. I'll post some pics of some tires I treated when I get a chance later tonight.
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Posted July 22, 2013 - 04:29 PM

I've used the tire paint from Millers for years, works well! It won't fill cracks, but makes faded tires look a lot better & lasts good.  It's water-based & makes a natural look, not shiney like some products.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted July 23, 2013 - 08:49 AM

Here are the pictures as promised.  I picked these tires up at an auction this spring.  They were covered in pigeon poop but weren't dry-rotted too bad.

I scrubbed as much stuff off the surface as I could and then applied the Restore Black.  I was impressed enough that I thought it would be worth a picture or two.  Unfortunately, the pictures don't show as well at this small size as I was hoping.  The tires initially have all kinds of staining and maybe even what looked like paint overspray that I couldn't scrub off.  The Restore Black covered up pretty much everything.  I had some weird lighting effects with the finished picture, though.  All the orange spots and tinting on the lower half of the tire are from the camera and lighting.  They're not really present on the tire.

 

After cleaning.  It's hard to see but the tire is very faded and chalky and uneven looking.

bfg silvertown (1).jpg

 

 

Half way done.  You can see some remaining paint and staining on the bead and above the "W" in Silvertown.  That all got covered well.

bfg silvertown (4).jpg

 

 

Finished product, remember none of the orange tint is really there.  Again, these pictures don't properly show how well the finished product looks.

bfg silvertown (6).jpg


Edited by Canawler, July 23, 2013 - 08:50 AM.

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Posted August 20, 2013 - 02:26 PM

I always use lots of WD 40 on old tires.  That softens the rubber up, then I hit them wish some good tire cleaner






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