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    Put new WWWs on the bike this weekend. While I have the wheels off I need to clean and polish the rims, so I bought some Meguiars Hot Rims mag cleaner and polish. After putting a nice shine on the front rim I clean the white walls and to my shock every place the polish touched the white walls it was a really nice blush pink! I spent the next several hours and every product I could think of trying to get the pink color out. I finally got to the point where it wasn't as bright and gave up. Now you really don't notice it unless you look very closely so I suppose I can live with it. The Meguiars Hot Rims did a nice job....just DON'T get it anywhere around white wall tires!!
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    I think you can get those on Barbies Harley too....
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    I suppose you should call McGuiars and see what they recommend for bleaching the walls to white again. I have a hard time trusting anyone who smiles as much as that McGuiars guy does; he's got to be up to something!

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    Try Westley's Bleche White or maybe some Clorox Spray Cleaner.
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    you could always paint your bike purple



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dontom View Post
    Put new WWWs on the bike this weekend. While I have the wheels off I need to clean and polish the rims, so I bought some Meguiars Hot Rims mag cleaner and polish. After putting a nice shine on the front rim I clean the white walls and to my shock every place the polish touched the white walls it was a really nice blush pink! I spent the next several hours and every product I could think of trying to get the pink color out. I finally got to the point where it wasn't as bright and gave up. Now you really don't notice it unless you look very closely so I suppose I can live with it. The Meguiars Hot Rims did a nice job....just DON'T get it anywhere around white wall tires!!
    My WWW tires remained blue for a couple of weeks, but all that stuff weathered off.
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    Ah forget it, they probably wan the whole bike pink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianVTX1800 View Post
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    Ah forget it, they probably wan the whole bike pink.
    Hope you find a solution.
    It used to be Magenta...that is kinda pink.
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    +1 on westly's white wall bleach work's great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan3 View Post
    Try Westley's Bleche White or maybe some Clorox Spray Cleaner.
    Bleach White will work. That is all I use on white letter tires.
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    Without pics it ain't so! I would have probably made them "custom" instead of working that hard and just made the whole white wall pink. I just do not think I would have worked that hard.

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    Wish I had taken pics before spending several hours cleaning. It is almost not noticeable now. Wesley's Bleche White did not work,that was the first thing I used, clorox cleaner did not work, straight clorox didn't make a dent . I finally got a magic eraser and comet and lots of elbow grease washed them again and used the magic eraser and Wesley's...if you look close you can still see the pink stain.
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    Wow, thanks for the heads up. I had planned on trying the Meguiars Hot Rims products to see how they work. I've never had wheel cleaner stain white wall or white letters before, so I would've never known.
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    Why not go buy a white tire pen, duplicolor makes one. Probably just pick it up at your local auto parts place. Then you can cover the stains.

    Good info tho, you never know what is gonna stain white walls.

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    I have made two attempts to contact Meguiar's about this problem since the day it happened. As of today I have heard nothing from them.
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    Ya never know. I was real impressed with the Westley's when I put the whitewalls on. Then I got some of it on the wheel rim. Man. It stained the rims bad and I had to really work to get em back.

    Am surprised to hear this about a Meguires product tho. Been using em since the 80s on different vehicles and always been good stuff.
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    Finally got a reply from Meguires today. They told me to use a white wall cleaner....duh Yeah, you have to be VERY careful with the Wesley's around the rims..it will screw them up for sure.
    Last edited by Dontom; 08-20-2010 at 09:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamieP View Post
    LOL!!!! That is nice! I know my next paint job now. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TennX View Post
    I think you can get those on Barbies Harley too....
    Fonzie's girlfriend "Pinky Tuskadero" from Happy Days had pink bike, too.
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