Raised White Color Issues (Pics)

Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. idrivemopar

    idrivemopar Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the very same thing whilst I was cleaning all the rubber particles off my lower quarters today!
     
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    • MarPar

      MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

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      • khryslerkid

        khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Well I Googled, "brown letters on tires" and it looks like it's been a problem for at least the last ten years or so. Especially BFG's.
        Apparently it is the wax that's incorporated in the rubber, to keep it from drying out, that comes to the surface. It's called "blooming", and after washing the tire over a period of time , it will stop bleeding through as much.
         
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          RJS Well-Known Member

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          Read the pages of information about this subject on Moparts. It appears to happen to 255 60-15 and 275 60-15 the most. Experienced it myself and even had a pair exchanged out by Discount Tire.
          Ron
           
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            This is good to know as I am starting to experience this on my brand new Cooper Cobra G/T's. Guess I'll have to scrub them with Westley's more often.
             
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            I've always use Wesley's bleche white, I've got buddies that use Ajax or comet whichever the white one is the other one has a bluish tint and stains the White Walls blue) there white walls
             
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            I had 3 sets replaced by BFG and I have finally given up, I used AWESOME cleaner ( cheap stuff from dollar general ) it cleaned them up , lasts about 2 weeks
             
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            Just washed them this morning with Wesley's and a SOS pad. It definitely helped but not perfectly white (happy with progress). I will do it again next week and see if we have more improvement. I will keep doing it as Kid suggested.
             
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            I bought a set of Metzeler tires for my Harley, black sidewalls, and those tires turned an awful color of brown. Quite a few washings before they started to look a natural color. They were a nice, soft compound tire too.
             
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            Mike Z Well-Known Member

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            Same issue here BFG Radial T/A 255/60/15 made April 2014. Dang brown. Fronts are BFG 215/70 stay nice and white.
            Mike Z.
             
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            Cornpatch MO Well-Known Member

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            If you are using a "tire shine" product such as Armor All, I would stop using it. It makes the white look tinted green .........................MO
             
          • kiwigtx

            kiwigtx Henchman #4 Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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            I think I've figured out why mine are hard to keep clean :lol:
             
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            • Mike Z

              Mike Z Well-Known Member

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              Awesome!
               
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