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Cleaning tar off light coloured tyres.

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
edited December 2007 in Workshop
As above really.
I want to sell one of my bikes which is shod with Mich Pro 2 light blue side walled tyres.
Is there anything I can use to clean the oil and tar marks off the side walls that will not compromise the integrity of the tyre.


  • When I was forced to use a newly tarred road the bike was plastered with tar and chippings. Used a cloth soaked in parafin followed quickly by lots of hot soapy water. No ill effects noticed. WD40 will also remove tar but again I would give a thorough wash straight away.

  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Cheers Phil .I had considered using parafin but was a bit concerned it would damage the tyres .
    Thanks for the advice
  • BlondeBlonde Posts: 3,188
    Tar remover - you can get it in Halfords and any other car shops. You only need a tiny amount and again just wash it off ASAP afterwards.
  • orvorv Posts: 92
    Heh, great tip! Just got my red michelin's back spotless.
  • CajunCajun Posts: 1,048
    Mineral Spirits or Mineral Oil is a quick fix
  • aarwaarw Posts: 448
    finish line citrus chain cleaner
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