how to get dried mud 'stains' off tires?

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  1. zixxer

    zixxer Diamond Member

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    I don't really care about washing my truck, and I went through some mud a couple months ago. I got around to washing it and realized the mud 'residue' stained my tires. It won't come off with scrubbing either...


    ideas?
     
  2. DougK62

    DougK62 Diamond Member

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    You say you don't really care.....but you do care?

     
  3. d3n

    d3n Golden Member

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    Well, I think that part of the problem might be the rubber has had some of its wax/oil wicked out of the top surface layer. Back to black or some other tire shiner should do the trick. This happens on brands new tires
     
  4. AgaBoogaBoo

    AgaBoogaBoo Lifer

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    Have you tried any tire cleaners?
     
  5. jupiter57

    jupiter57 Diamond Member

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    Try some full strenght, Heavy-Duty cleaning agent such as Formula 409, Fantastic, Power Clean, Purple Power, etc.
    If that fails, get some scouring powder (Comet, etc.) and a Scotch-Brite pad. Works for me every time.
    Be sure to follow up with some ArmorAll or STP "Son of a gun" Tire Foam to seal them so that it doesn't happen again.
     
  6. zixxer

    zixxer Diamond Member

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    hmm.. I tried tire/wheel cleaner and it didn't help that much. Also I went to a 'do it yourself' wash place and used theirs and again.. didn't help. I tried simple green, which seemed to help a little.. I'll try comet, then I'll try the tire shine junk
     
  7. AbsolutDealage

    AbsolutDealage Platinum Member

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    Power washer.