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Re: White Letter Tires (12/22)
 1/27/17 8:09pm
Pappy's Toy
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WILLIAMSTOWN, KY - USA

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I do have some Brillo Pads around; but I will have to wait until it warms up a bit. It seems that winter has decided to return to Kentucky.

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Re: White Letter Tires (13/22)
 1/30/17 9:47am
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Titusville, FL - USA

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DarinM said: Scrub brush and some ajax powder and water is what i grew up using that still works !


Ditto on what Darin says...this is the only method I use as well. Letters stay white for months (depending on your C3 driving habits).
Re: White Letter Tires (14/22)
 1/30/17 11:53am
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vettejack, thanks for the follow up. Right now I'm looking at snow, so as soon as it warms up a bit, I will dig out the cleanser and a scrub brush.

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Re: White Letter Tires (15/22)
 1/30/17 2:49pm
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Once you get them clean, Bleche White is by far the easiest way to keep them that way.

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Re: White Letter Tires (16/22)
 2/19/17 2:30pm
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WILLIAMSTOWN, KY - USA

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Well yesterday was finally warm enough to wash the car and gave me a chance to work on the "yellow letter" tires. I used Bleche Wite, Armor All Tire and Wheel cleaner, Comet and Brillo Pads (plus a lot of elbow grease). I still have a ways to go; but the change is significant.




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Re: White Letter Tires (17/22)
 2/19/17 8:21pm
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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Meguire's Endurance tire shine is pretty good stuff.  Blocks UV which is what turns tires brown.  It's a gel and you put it on with a tire sponge.





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Re: White Letter Tires (18/22)
 2/20/17 7:52pm
DaveMLifetime Member
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I use Soft Scrub, has bleach in it and its not real abrasive, put on with scrub brush let it soak in and then rinse. works great.
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Re: White Letter Tires (19/22)
 10/19/20 2:14pm
StevieRayZorback
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Springdale, AR - USA

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I know this is an old thread but it's my first time logging in and EXACTLY the info I was looking for. Thanks all!

Re: White Letter Tires (20/22)
 10/19/20 9:58pm
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Scottsdale, AZ - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert


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I’ve used all of the mentioned products including sandpaper...... they quickly return to yellow.  

I have not resorted to white paint markers yet which many claim to be the answer.



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Re: White Letter Tires (21/22)
 10/20/20 4:12pm
NorskyLifetime Member
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manchestershark said: WESTLEY'S Bleche Wite. Follow label directions. Good stuff!


I also use the Mequiar's tire gel.  Been happy with both products.



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Re: White Letter Tires (22/22)
 10/20/20 5:37pm
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I quit using the Meguiar's gel and went to 303 Protectant.  Way less messy, easier to apply, and leaves a nice satin finish.  I don't like super shiney tires.



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