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Offline MrD

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Tyre restore - kinda
« on: May 10, 2019, 08:48 PM »
Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere on this site or if I am teaching anyone to suck eggs. I've read a few sites regarding the restoring of old tyres when I read that the white/milky residue on tyres was simply the wax out of the rubber itself, I had exactly this situation and didn't want to clean this off until I was sure it was all that could be done. I read that someone had put their tyres in the oven (can't remember the temp or time) in order to melt the wax back into the tyre, With this in mind I had a cunning plan. I am not allowed near the oven - well I am but its just better off if I don't learn to use it  ;)

The simple use of a heat gun does exactly what you need it to do without ever sacrificing the tyre. I held it about 6" away and pretented I was spraying something (not an Uzi) , the results are amazing.

Before & after pics - Absolutely nothing else was done between the before and after pics, I did video it too so I might see if I can post that up.

Cheers

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« Last Edit: May 10, 2019, 10:58 PM by MrD »
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Offline chubby

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 08:57 PM »
That looks fantastic

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 09:30 PM »
Nice work :daumenhoch:

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 10:47 PM »
Ace. I'm gonna do it.
Thanks for posting. :daumenhoch:

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 07:33 AM »
Wow, amazing! Would using Mrs DTTDB’s expensive dyson hairdryer work?

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 10:17 AM »
DTTDB - Yes, but only if its really really expensive, I'm quite sure that if you read the manual it doesn't state "not for use on tyres" ;D

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 12:49 PM »
Great job  :daumenhoch:

The white milky residue, which some people refer to as release powder is the result of the rubber decomposing over time due to age, exposure to light/atmosphere etc.

Release powder is a myth.

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 01:02 AM »
Thats ace  :daumenhoch:

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 10:24 AM »
Am I alone in liking OG tyres with the milky white residue then  :-[

I like the "vintage" quality it gives them  :laugh:

Don't get me wrong what you've done there looks great... just maybe.... too good  :LolLolLolLol:

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 10:52 AM »
Great job  :daumenhoch:

The white milky residue, which some people refer to as release powder is the result of the rubber decomposing over time due to age, exposure to light/atmosphere etc.

Release powder is a myth.

i always thought that too.....
Top resto tip. simple yet very effective,,, :daumenhoch:
i reckon this should be a sticky..
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 10:54 AM by deeman »
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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 08:00 PM »
That's clever, I'm going to try that  :4_17_5:

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 08:22 AM »
awesome job will try this over the w/e  :daumenhoch:

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2019, 03:34 PM »
Great job  :daumenhoch:

The white milky residue, which some people refer to as release powder is the result of the rubber decomposing over time due to age, exposure to light/atmosphere etc.

Release powder is a myth.

i always thought that too.....
Top resto tip. simple yet very effective,,, :daumenhoch:
i reckon this should be a sticky..

Always chuckled when I saw people putting still has powder in adds as a selling point   :LolLolLolLol:

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2019, 05:13 PM »
Must admit I fell for the release powder myth until I read this :-[

Great job  :daumenhoch:

The white milky residue, which some people refer to as release powder is the result of the rubber decomposing over time due to age, exposure to light/atmosphere etc.

Release powder is a myth.

i always thought that too.....
Top resto tip. simple yet very effective,,, :daumenhoch:
i reckon this should be a sticky..

Always chuckled when I saw people putting still has powder in adds as a selling point   :LolLolLolLol:

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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2019, 11:01 PM »
Do you think this would work on some Nos but milky/fading OGK Mach  grips ??? Or is the compound too different/ soft ???
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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2019, 11:35 PM »
Im not going to say yes but theory is the same. Id try it - but thats me. I would also be VERY careful with amount of heat and distance of said heat.

MrD
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Re: Tyre restore - kinda
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2019, 11:45 PM »
Im not going to say yes but theory is the same. Id try it - but thats me. I would also be VERY careful with amount of heat and distance of said heat.

MrD

Cheers, I might try it with the wife's hairdryer before using a heat gun. Ill let you know if I'm successful or end up with a blob of vintage Japanese rubber  :LolLolLolLol:
Upped my meds !

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