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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Question White Walls VS Chain Lube..?

Okay Chaps,

I'm thrilled with how my new white wall tires look but now it's all about how the **** do I keep them clean. In particular I noted the rear/right has been 'splattered' with grease from the drive chain, any idea how to clean that gunk off without damaging the white wall????

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Don't know if you can get this stuff down there, but it works really well, I use it on the white raised letters on my truck tires. I just recently found it and am impressed. It even takes the black off when I get to close to the curb and scrub the rubber from other peoples tires in to mine.
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First of all, I always take an old towel and rub my chain down so that there isn't too much oil/grease to sling off. If I have to clean my whitewalls I have had the best results with Duragloss 701 Whitewall Tire Cleaner. You can get it from Amazon.

I really like the line of Duragloss products. I am not a paid spokesperson.
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Thanks for that gents, I will look into these.

I too normally wipe down the chain to remove excess but as I picked this up from the shop with new tires I forgot, so some cleaning ahead.

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Watching this thread. Debating on white walls myself but was concerned about chain splatter.

Have you tried the dry chain lube?
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Hi,

Haven't tried that as yet, still new to running white walls, so watch this space.

Aside from the cleaning issues I'm LOVING the look of these. As I'm running a Speedy tank the white background on the tank badge is what got me thinking of white walls. Also against the contrast of my increasingly 'black' bike I think it's a great look.

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I think the white walls fit nicely with the retro look of the bobber.
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I think the white walls fit nicely with the retro look of the bobber.
Same here.
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I must say Roy, as much as I donít like the looks of mini apes or windshields on bikes, yours is looking pretty good there.
I just like the Bobber in general, it canít do no wrong....
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Thread resurrection..

I have been thinking about you guys with the white walls, and was curious if any of you had tried a Teflon based spray coating to make the chain lube clean up any easier?

I'm not a chemist by any stretch, and I have no idea how some of these spray's would interact with the rubber, but it seems a pretreatment, and or treatment after a good cleaning, would make the next clean up that much easier?

I came across this stuff from DuPont and it seemed like it might be something to try. Says it leaves a white film, so I'm not sure how much of a pain it would be to apply, and maybe there is clear stuff that might work better.

Anyway, A random GBN thought of the day.
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