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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning tires?

Ok not really sure where to post this so I'm figuring open forum will be safe. Feel like a dumb a** for this, but thats better then dead.

I rolled my front tire through an oil spot and have a "patch" of oil on my front tire. The stuff I clean the oil off my driveway with would more then likely trash my tire. Since its the front tire I can't exactly do a burn out to get rid of it.

So after a few minutes of thought I was thinking maybe some dawn dishwashing soap with a soft brush. But I have no idea if that would just create another problem.

Any help would be apprecited here. Thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 10:02 AM
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I would just wash it with car wash stuff and a mitt, anything that doesn't come off will wear off quickly.

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My suggestions is get some sand and put it on the tire where the oil is and rub it with a towel. Then wash it off with with water and sponge. That should do it. A little riding in the start will take care of it.
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wipe it off good with a rag and then CAREFULLY!!!! ride the rest off

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Don't laugh cause i know this will sound stupid!

Get some kitty litter and grind the shit out of it till its fine like a dust or so. Roll the bike tire to 12:00 or so and rub in this grit/kitty litter. rub it in real good. wipe it off and put water on the spot. If it beads like an oil shimmy then redo the kitty litter.

Trust me it works awesome! Even on the driveway if you mush it in and leave it but DO NOT LET IT SIT ON YOUR TIRE OVER NIGHT CAUSE IT WILL ACTUALLY PULL OUT THE RESIN/PROPERTIES OF THE TIRE!!!

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Dish washing detergent does a good job on oil and grease. Also, it does no harm to the rubber. Use a soft brush and rinse it off good with the hose.

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