Picked up some new Pro-Line tires and was wondering if there is a quick and easy way to remove the brown off of them?
It comes off with a bunch of scrubbing but want to know if theres another way.
The one on the left is untouched while the right one has been scrubbed vigorously lol.
i dont know never worried about that only need CLEAN TIRES FOR A SHELF QUEEN
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Only wanted them clean for the first time since its a new build. After that they'll always be brown lol.
Ill be using beadlocks. So no glue here. Ended up getting it all off with one of these filled with soap. Had to run out and buy the GF a new one after though lol.
I think that brown stuff is a releasing agent they spray in the mold so the rubber won't stick to it. It is some nasty stuff. I just soak a rag in brake cleaner and it wipes right off. I don't worry about getting into the treads if you run it in grass once it'll clean between the treads.
I got some Proline edge tires a while ago for my Rustler and they were absolutely covered in that stuff. I had to clean them inside out. Especially on the beads so the glue would setup correctly.
Hit the auto parts store and get some Bleche-Wite tire and white wall cleaner. A little of that with a brush and you'll be all set
Here's what my PL tires looked like after using the cleaner form my job. They almost looked like they were soaked with armor-all. The cleaner made the rubber so sticky that when I stacked all four of them on top of each other, I could grab just the top one and all four would come off the bench together.
Granted this pic was taken after a check-in lap, so there's a little dirt on the tires already.
Last edited by harry697; 02-15-2013 at 09:49 PM.
Denatured alcohol or Power Shot electric motor spray works well.
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