Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
No I didn't post this in the "Detailing " sub-forum. This is NOT a cosmetic thing. It's a tire traction issue.
Here's the deal. My stock Dunlop summer tires are in my shed with maybe 50-80 miles on them. Almost time to get them out and store the winter wheels and tires. Problem? Those summer tires have some coating on them. Well actually they have mold release and a preservative that Subaru or the dealer put on the tires. And they are extremely dangerous when wet and the stuff keeps oozing. I know eventually they will clean up, but I want to clean them first to at least get the surface silicone compounds off.
I think I will use Simple Green. Do you guys have any ideas?
I noticed this on some new Hankooks I purchased right before winter. They have so much more grip now. DetailersDomain uses Stoners Tarminator to get all the junk off the sidewalls. So would probably work on the contact area as well. It smells citrus based so that probably helps.
2012 Toyota Camry 65k miles- PP 0w20, oem filter (TGMO all prior) 2005 Toyota Matrix 117k miles- 3 qts. Havoline 10w30 + 1 qt PUP 5w20, Fram TG.
Bleche Wite and Simple Green are such cleaners (although I read somewhere that Simple Green changed the formula to eliminate 2-Butoxyethanol. ) Bleche-Wite has a couple of additional Sodium based chemicals but I don't think it has any actual Sodium Hypochlorite in it (ie:bleach)
Other 2-Butoxyethanol cleaners are usually less expensive and largely the same.
Spray on, scrub with stiff nylon brush, marvel at the hideous dark brown crud coming off your tires, and rinse off
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco - dealer Dexos 2014 Chrysler 200S - Whatever the dealer put in it. 1987 Honda CN250 Helix - Penn Platinum Euro5W40