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Do any of you guys clean your tires with any certain product? I am not talking about something to make them shinny and just look good. I mean to clean any oil and stuff on them that can affect traction. Sometimes riding around on the street you drive through a patch or stream of it on the road. Also yesterday I was cleaning and lubing my chain and got some of that stuff on the outer edges of the tire. Has this happened to any of yal? So what can you clean tires with?

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Do any of you guys clean your tires with any certain product? I am not talking about something to make them shinny and just look good. I mean to clean any oil and stuff on them that can affect traction. Sometimes riding around on the street you drive through a patch or stream of it on the road. Also yesterday I was cleaning and lubing my chain and got some of that stuff on the outer edges of the tire. Has this happened to any of yal? So what can you clean tires with?

I clean my tires with pavement.

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Do any of you guys clean your tires with any certain product? I am not talking about something to make them shinny and just look good. I mean to clean any oil and stuff on them that can affect traction. Sometimes riding around on the street you drive through a patch or stream of it on the road. Also yesterday I was cleaning and lubing my chain and got some of that stuff on the outer edges of the tire. Has this happened to any of yal? So what can you clean tires with?

I clean my tires with pavement.

 

 

LOL!

Me too!

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F4--I don't think there is much you want to put on the tread. Even if you get something else on them, it will wear off pretty fast (unless it really soaks in, and that would not be good). But you wouldn't want to use gasoline or contact cleaner or anything like that.

 

Best to take a little care when lubing (but I think we've all gotten a little lub on the tire), and hopefully it's just on the sidewall.

 

For just looking good, Silkolene makes a prduct called Pro Prep, can use that on the sidewalls, we like it.

 

C

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F4--I don't think there is much you want to put on the tread. Even if you get something else on them, it will wear off pretty fast (unless it really soaks in, and that would not be good). But you wouldn't want to use gasoline or contact cleaner or anything like that.

 

Best to take a little care when lubing (but I think we've all gotten a little lub on the tire), and hopefully it's just on the sidewall.

 

For just looking good, Silkolene makes a prduct called Pro Prep, can use that on the sidewalls, we like it.

 

C

 

 

Thanks

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Armor All is great. KIDDING! When I'm helping my friends who race in the pit we brush off the rocks and rubber before putting the tire warmers on. I live in Arizona and it rains so rarely that I think if anyone suffered from the oil and dirt on the roads, it would be us, but nothing. And I've gotten chain lube on my tires plenty of times, and nothing. It's a complete non-issue, unless you saturate the tire. A little spray won't do anything.

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I use Wesley's white wall cleaner after I spoon on my tires to get the soap residue off and later on I might use it again to get the road grim off. Never have had a problem, but I rinse them off well.

 

Not familiar with that product.

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Armor All is great. KIDDING! When I'm helping my friends who race in the pit we brush off the rocks and rubber before putting the tire warmers on. I live in Arizona and it rains so rarely that I think if anyone suffered from the oil and dirt on the roads, it would be us, but nothing. And I've gotten chain lube on my tires plenty of times, and nothing. It's a complete non-issue, unless you saturate the tire. A little spray won't do anything.

 

 

ok cool

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