Whats the most effective way of cleaning the raised white lettering on BFG tires?
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Warren, when I was in High School and had no money nor a job, I used to wash & detail my richer buddie's cars with the wide-whitewall tires then popular. I found that stolen Brillo pads from my Mom's kitchen worked best. My friends were not precision drivers (or maybe that's asking a lot from '40-'50s Chevs & Fords driven by teen-agers). So there were a LOT of curb scuffs to hand-scrub off. In spite of fooling with cars a lot, my hands & fingernails were spotless during this period!
Nowadays there's probably something better, but its still going to take some physical labor. I seriously doubt if any of the no-work-spray-on liquids actually word as no-contact cleaners. There is also rubber tire touch-up paint for when the color has been hopelessly faded by time or abuse. Try AutoZone or maybe the Web.
Thats funny as that's what I used on my car too back in the day!
Yep, brillo pads...they make some with bleach. Even better.
Comet or similar cleanser.
If I remember correctly, BFGs are non-directional. Just put the letters on the inside
I agree they have the raised white letters on one side, black walls on the other side. But I think he's trying to make his raised white letters stand out, clean them to be more pronounced.
Oh sorry, then I misunderstood, my bad
I have never tried brilo pads with bleach but wet and dry around 300 grit with some water works wonders. the letters come up clear and sharp. Rinse off and your done.
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Its a water proof sandpaper , usually fine, ranging from 300 to 2000 ( superfine ) grit that can be used with copious amounts of water . Often used for progressive cuts on new paint or polishing work on Perspex. It would be common but perhaps is called by another name ?
I still use the Brillo pads to wash the raised white letters on my BFG’s. They make short work of making the letters white again.
Brillo pads resulted I meant to say!