White tyres - What to clean them with.

Graham K
Graham K Posts: 329
edited March 2014 in Road general
So the Domane comes with whitewall tyres :oops:
Apart from a black marker or black tyres what can I clean the tyres with to get/keep them looking reasonably clean, abit wary as I dont want to be losing mm's of grip with the wrong product.

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  • careful
    careful Posts: 720
    Sorry, dont know, but I would avoid using solvents etc. I had a pair of white Vredesteins that got covered in tar from a new road surface (rare event). I tied a gentle solvent but patches of tread started flaking away a week or two later. I would suggest dishwash liquid might work.
  • darkhairedlord
    darkhairedlord Posts: 7,180
    Baby wipes.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,551
    if you clean the sidewalls, you're just calling attention to the fact that the tyres are the wrong colour, people will point at you and laugh

    allow them to don the cape of grimy invisibility
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • There is nothing as good, or as cheap as Aldi Caravan Cleaner.

    Put it in a Hozelock garden spray bottle and use it on the whole bike. Neat, leave for five minutes, brush, hose off.

    Simples.
  • Initialised
    Initialised Posts: 3,047
    Muc Off works fine on my son's BMX's white walls, leave it on for five minutes if it's covered chain clunge.

    P.S. White tyres are borderline acceptable on a bike with white trim, decals or finishing kit and you in white kit if in doubt see Rule #8
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    P.S. White tyres are borderline acceptable on a bike with white trim, decals or finishing kit and you in white kit if in doubt see Rule #8

    No, they are not. :wink:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    Clean them by replacing them with black tyres.
  • majormantra
    majormantra Posts: 2,094
    Muc Off works fine on my son's BMX's white walls, leave it on for five minutes if it's covered chain clunge.

    Wait, what? :)
  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    Tyres should only come in two colour choices, black or black and tan.
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    Wiggle do a great product i would recommend. Its called continental gp4000
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Muc Off works fine on my son's BMX's white walls, leave it on for five minutes if it's covered chain clunge.

    Wait, what? :)

    +1
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