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Old 11-03-2010, 05:08 PM
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Once I bought my truck a few months ago I switch out the wheel to my black ones, now that winter is approacing I put the stock ones back on. Here is where the problem lies, the stock wheels had about 10 miles on them when I switched them so they were covered in tire dressing from when I took delivery on it. So after being stacked on top of each other for months the white lettering is now brown and it almost appears like I used motor oil on them. I have tried everything I can think of to get the lettering white again but still no luck. I have gotten it to look better but not anywhere near where I would like it. Any suggestions on what to use?
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I use this stuff on white letters and white walls.
http://www.westleys.com/
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^^^ditto..great stuff..you could also try a brush and some comet
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I use this stuff on white letters and white walls.
http://www.westleys.com/
I use the same stuff for white lettering. I tried several products until I found this. Its the best by far.
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I use this stuff on white letters and white walls.
http://www.westleys.com/
That was my first suggestion!
It sounds like you already mounted the stockers. If that is the case, just be careful with over-spray on your wheels. Westleys can damage wheels if you let it sit too long.

You said you have tried a lot. Degreasers [diluted appropriately] can do wonders at removing the greasy film from tires, and then Westleys Bleche White should be able to bring the white back to life.

So when you try your next product, if it's westleys [over the counter too!]
- make sure the wheels/tires/brakes and cool. If you overspray onto hot brakes, it creates gases that are very unsafe to breath.
- Don't spray onto your wheels, and if you do, remove the overspray with soap before it dries.

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I use Westleys on my tires with a scrub brush . Does a excellent job .
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I agree...Westley's does the trick. Their "Bleche White" product has been out for ages and it works!
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Thanks for all the ideas, but its still not working. Haven't tried a degreaser yet, next on my list. Tried westleys, that got some of it off but still got a ways to go. Spent 2 hours on them and it seems like the residue just doesn't want to budge. Let it sit and hit it with a scrub brush, still not white. Its getting quite aggravating. Used paint thinner and gasoline cause a friend told me to but that didn't even work. Hopefully the degreaser works but if it doesn't are there any other ideas out there?
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paint thinner and gasoline are both bad for rubber. I hope you didn't let either of those soak in for any extended period of time. They will deteriorate the rubber and cause sepperation of the tire plies in the sidewall from one another.
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i use spray 9 and then pressure wash it off and if that doesnt work spray some more and scrub it then pressure wash again
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