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Username Post: tires        (Topic#366088)
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08-12-21 05:33 PM - Post#2825042    

i just put a new set of bf goodrich white letter tires on my el camino. the letters are covered with blue protective covering (paint?). how do i get that stuff off? in the olden days soap and water would do the trick. not on this stuff. brillo pads, soap, scouring powder with a stiff brush etc do very little. it takes a good half hour to get one tire relatively clean. there has to be a better way! thanks for any helpful hints.

56 bel air ((since 2002)
62 impala ss (since 1965)
65 el camino (since 1969)
66 nova (since 1987)
67 malibu convertible (since 1981)
72 el camino ss454 (since 1985)
83 gmc 4wd (since 1991)
95 impala (new)
15 chevy equinox


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08-18-21 07:13 PM - Post#2825517    
    In response to 62chevy427

I've used SOS pads in the past, but it looks like you have already used some pretty severe cleaning methods.

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana
1962 SS convertible, 327/250 4 spd
1956 IH pickup, 327

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08-20-21 09:18 PM - Post#2825632    
    In response to 62chevy427

tried brake cleaner?

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08-31-21 10:40 AM - Post#2826324    
    In response to 62chevy427

The last set of tires that I had with white letters I had the same issues. That stuff basically keeps the white from being scuffed up in transit.

Purple Power and a good scrub brush did the trick. The protective coating is a water-based product and with a bit of detergent it will come off.

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Reg: 08-11-21
09-06-21 09:38 PM - Post#2826665    
    In response to 62chevy427

I have always been a fan of BF Goodrich tires. By the way which series did you end up buying for your classic vehicle? I'm actually checking the options on 4WheelOnline because I have to replace the worn tires on my car soon.


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