Is anyone producing smooth white tires that don't turn yellow right away? anyone with any good advice or good ways to clean off yellow that doesn't take 2 hours per tire?
Wesley bleche-wite and scotchbrite pad.
Instead of a Scotch-Brite pad, get a brass bristle tire brush from the local auto parts store.
thank you for your guidance, george
I ran white smoothies on my '14 for about five years. I found that the best way to get them really white, was to drive in the rain.
Eric, I should think that would make your knuckles even whiter than the tires!
Bleche-Wite is highly alkaline and caustic stuff - it burns the skin. It makes knuckles red, not white.
It cleans whitewalls by dissolving the surface of the rubber which is then rinsed off.
Back when I had whitewall tires on my modern, I found the best way to keep the walls white was an SOS pad. Worked very well.
You'd be surprised how well the smooth tires grip in rain and snow. On a T, there isn't much difference than with treaded tires. I think it's all about the small contact patch afforded by the skinny tires. One big difference that I've noticed since I switched to Wards Riverside tires this spring, is that the treaded tires are much louder on pavement than the smoothies. That's just another incentive for me to stick to the remote, dirt roads that the car was designed for.
Back to the original topic. The few times that I actually cleaned my white tires, I used 409 and a red 3M scuff pad. It worked great and didn't burn the skin off my hands like Bleche White would have.
I appreciate everyones imput. I will try your suggestions,George
Back when I was a kid, about 50 years ago, we used a brass bristle brush and Ajax. Worked great. That being said, I don't know if that would work on the white tires available now, or if Ajax is even still available, at least in the same formula that was used then if it is still available. Dave
When I bought my '20 Coupe the white New Zealand tires had yellowed.
I bought a jug of Cherry GOJO (because I love the aroma) with Pumice.
I didn't have to work my rear off and it did a great job using the plastic brush that came with it.