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WATFORD, ONT

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I run wide whites, and raised white letter tires, and have had my share of grubby smudges and brake dust to contend with. Tried a lot of the cleaners out there, the typical Simple Green, Fantastic, SOS, Scotchpads, bleach etc. etc. Even tried the so called commercial tire cleaner sprays, foams and so forth. Some worked so-so with a stiff nylon brush and effort. Could never get a real white look to them. Then.....this past summer on a whim, I picked up a spray bottle of Super Clean while at the local Home Depot. (Sarnia $16.00 Cdn) They had another spray product by the same company called Graffiti Remover for a couple of bucks more. If it's stronger than Super Clean, I'm not sure I would want to use it on tires. At any rate, wet down the surface and spray on some Super Clean and let it sit for a couple of minutes. You can see the brown grunge come to the surface from the pores of the rubber. Wipe it down with a wet cloth and rinse off. It will be clean....bright white clean. I have some stuff called Wheel Wax Extreme Black that I follow up with that puts back some 'moisture' into the rubber so it won't dry it out. Which should be done no matter what cleaners you use. Since we had our first snow this morning, it's time to clean and wax the rims, clean and condition the tires and we're good.   Sniper.



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What sort of finish does the Wheel Wax Extreme Black leave? Something natural or wet looking?

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Rumblegutz wrote:

What sort of finish does the Wheel Wax Extreme Black leave? Something natural or wet looking?


 More of a natural finish, not the wet or greasy look. The product itself is an off white with a very slight blue look to it. I can use it on the whitewalls and not change their color. Drys to the touch in a few minutes. Found it helps seal the rubber surface so brake dust doesn't stick as bad, a plus with the whitewall/letters. Works well on black plastic trim and bumper trim, when the trim gets a grey faded look, this stuff gives it a nice black finish, really makes it pop. I have the stepside and use it on the steps, bumper trim, tonneau cover etc. I would imagine it would work ok on the door rubbers too, haven't tried it yet, just never thought of it before. I got it from a vendor at Rockton this spring. ($21.00 a bottle, not cheap, but it works and goes a long way.) Seen him at other shows, had his card at one time I'll see if I can find it and post it. He sells the foam applicator as well but since then found Princess Auto sells them in surplus for a buck apiece. You can buy 4 for his 1. There you go....all the things you wanted to know and a few you didn't, I get on a roll sometimes.   Sniper



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Have you tried "30 Seconds" cleaner. It works really well on lots of other things.

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jarvis1 wrote:

Have you tried "30 Seconds" cleaner. It works really well on lots of other things.


 No...can't say that I have.  Not familiar with it.



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Whestleys Tire White is the best products I have used for white wall cleaner. But you can’t buy it in Canada. I’d get it in a Michigan for $4 a spray bottle.

If I have none I used comet and a scrub brush or spray nine.


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Westleys was great whether it was the white wall cleaner or the convertible top cleaner, but it was bought out a couple years ago. The bottle and label look the same but the Westleys name is gone. I forget who's name is on it now. Still works well but not nearly as effective as when it was Westleys. With the change in ownership there was a formula change. I don't know if the formula change was related to environmental concerns.

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It's now called Black Magic Bleche-wite. Used it for years learned the hard way if you get it on polished aluminum rims rinse it off SAP. $3.97 at Walmart US.

Black Magic Bleche-Wite Tire Cleaner, 32 oz. - 120066



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toomuchjunk wrote:

It's now called Black Magic Bleche-wite. Used it for years learned the hard way if you get it on polished aluminum rims rinse it off SAP. $3.97 at Walmart US.

Black Magic Bleche-Wite Tire Cleaner, 32 oz. - 120066


 Yes, never ever get on alloy wheels. I found out the hard way. Not good on paint either.  Comet works really great but make sure you wash it with soap really well or it will leave white residue. I haven't bought Westleys in a couple years  cause I bought a few jugs.  Too bad you can't buy it here. 



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