Bfg tires letters turn brown

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  1. Ddaddy

    Ddaddy I'm changing the World... one pixel at a time! FABO Gold Member

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    Ummm...no.

    The White pigment is titanium dioxide and it is completely non-reactive and insoluble with solvents.

    What you were removing was the solvent soluble materials. Some of the oxidized rubber containing titanium dioxide may have come off with it.
     
  2. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Thank you Dave.
     
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    • SpeedThrills

      SpeedThrills Well-Known Member

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      I suppose that you have the emblems removed from all of your cars, logos removed from all clothing and shoes, don't drink from a soda, beer, etc. without covering the label...
       
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      • SpeedThrills

        SpeedThrills Well-Known Member

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        I wonder how replacing them will help?
         
      • toolmanmike

        toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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        I wonder that too. If a company has that many issues, sooner or later they find a fix. May be our @Ddaddy could figure out a chemical fix and save BFG millions. Lol
         
      • adriver

        adriver Blazing Apostle

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        Marketing
        Branding
        Advertisement
        Identification.
        Labeling

        You are conflating.
        Try and keep up.
         
      • Cope

        Cope Fusing with fire

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        Buy Hoosiers.
         
      • MileHighDart

        MileHighDart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Thanks for the science lesson. Guess I'll have to go buy some acetone. My letters could use a good cleaning again.
         
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        • YY1

          YY1 Well-Known Member

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          I have a pair of Coopers with this problem.

          No amount of scrubbing with any cleaner will take care of it.

          I understand there was a bad batch.
           
        • 69conv

          69conv leaky gasket FABO Gold Member

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          Got BFG's on my Barracuda, the front ones stay white, the back ones turn brown.
           
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          • toolmanmike

            toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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            Exactly
             
          • 69conv

            69conv leaky gasket FABO Gold Member

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            Come spring they're all gonna be blackwalls.
             
          • 69conv

            69conv leaky gasket FABO Gold Member

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            BTW the BFG's on my Dart are 3 years older and they all stay white!
             
          • str12-340

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            Since I've always turned my BFGs blackwall out, If somebody wants to sell a pair of 245 60 14s with discolored letters off, I'm in the market for a pair!!! :)
             
          • 69_340_GTS

            69_340_GTS Well-Known Member

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            When I had these tires, my solution was to wet-sand the tops of the letters only. Use 240 grit on a rubber sanding block and plenty of water. You remove a microscopic layer of discolored rubber, and they stay white for months. Armor-All and almost any other "preservative" tends to worsen the discoloration problem, so try to stay away from it.
             
          • KENTON

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            I switched to M/T street tires and, they seem to be better. I think they take less weight to balance them also.
             
          • lil red

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            tried lots of stuff over the last 30 plus years, by far the best and easiest is spray9 and a scrub brush....do it each time I wash and just hose off...bright white
             
          • j.d.duggan

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            I use I paint stir stick and wrap it with 320 sand paper,works well,but it's a lot of work.need to go get some acetone.
             
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