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    i bought a new set of white wall Firestones from Crocker tire .My mistake was I cleaned the blue soap off my new tires with Wesley bleach now after a few day they yellow and after the winter they almost look brown. So,I cleaned them now with simple green they come white but n a weeks time they start yellowing again is there any thing I can do to keep them white or did I ruin them thanks in advanced for the help Joe !

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    Originally posted by Jm29henry View Post
    i bought a new set of white wall Firestones from Crocker tire .My mistake was I cleaned the blue soap off my new tires with Wesley bleach now after a few day they yellow and after the winter they almost look brown. So,I cleaned them now with simple green they come white but n a weeks time they start yellowing again is there any thing I can do to keep them white or did I ruin them thanks in advanced for the help Joe !
    I have four new Firestone tires also from Coker and they are as white as a sheet. I use Simple Green also but....I got only four tires and had to get the other two as white also as the new ones and I used Comet Soft Cleaner, Cleans with Bleach, I used a scratch pad and they match up pretty good. If that doesn't work, you created a chemical reaction taking the blue off with Wesley Bleach.....just a thought.
    "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jm29henry View Post
      i bought a new set of white wall Firestones from Crocker tire .My mistake was I cleaned the blue soap off my new tires with Wesley bleach now after a few day they yellow and after the winter they almost look brown. So,I cleaned them now with simple green they come white but n a weeks time they start yellowing again is there any thing I can do to keep them white or did I ruin them thanks in advanced for the help Joe !
      I believe Mike on this board had this exact problem and ended up getting a free replacement set of tires. you might want to PM him
      https://www.vintagefordforum.com/member/30-mike
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        Thanks Mitch

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        • #5
          Years ago I've used wesley cleaner and no problems with yellowing! Maybe call corker and ask them about your problem?
          With my black walls I have no yellowing problems ;-)

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          • #6
            Another reason why I like black tires.
            Bill
            http://www.brauchauto.com/
            Eastern Connecticut

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            • #7
              Coker Tire recommendation for removing the blue film from new whitewalls :


              Thanks for contacting us!

              We suggest Simple Green concentrate along with a brillo pad, and some elbow grease. That should do the trick! However, if you have any issues, please let us know.

              Best Regards,

              Andrew Randall
              Web Sales
              "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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              • #8
                Another good use for Simple Green !
                I use it degreasing, windows, debugging
                I adjust the ratio for what I'm cleaning, and yes my blackwalls :-)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 2manycars View Post
                  Another reason why I like black tires.
                  Even black-walls can suffer the dreaded 'browning' from time and oxidation. I have a set of universal tires that go from black to brown every winter. Still scrubbing.

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                  • #10
                    White walls turning yellow...............are you sure the neighbor's dog isn't coming over at night. LOL

                    My cousin had a dog that just couldn't resist marking ever tire that came around.

                    I haven't worried about whitewalls since the late 60's, but I always liked Wesley's.

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                    • #11
                      That's one hell of a dog!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jm29henry View Post
                        That's one hell of a dog!
                        Funniest Home Videos showed a dog once that must have dumped a gallon as he walked along, and he wasn't even such a big dog.

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                        • #13
                          I've got Firestones from the 80's (original 80's air) and use Wesley's plus the car sits outside Nov to April. Still white.
                          Paul in CT

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                          • Mitch
                            Mitch commented
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                            a higher resolution pic would look like Mike K's above

                        • #14
                          I have had Firestone while walls for years and this is the only set that I have had this problem with

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                          • #15
                            have you called coker tire yet? or come up with any info for resolving the problem?

                            More yellowing information!!!!!

                            https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...898#post241898
                            3 ~ Tudor's
                            Henry Ford said
                            "It's all nuts and bolts"


                            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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