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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:48 pm 
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Only a few weeks ago I realised that a bike I’d bought for a few quid as a donor last year for it’s early 90’s LX full kit, and subsequently used as a winter training bike.. had a pair of Farmer Johns Nephew tyres in usable, ok-ish condition but were rather filthy, I also had picked up last year a pair of Farmer Johns Cousin, also filthy….What to do?
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Well I’ve been biding my time, waiting for an opportunity (ie when Mrs & Miss Peachy go off for a proper shopping trip, one where they go to town far enough away for them not to pop back unannounced (tracking daughter on whats-app) so that I can have some family fun time in the bath!
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An hours back breaking scrubbing with a mild soap and at least they are clean, if not perfect.. (notice I didn’t get into the bath like Longun does)
Quick dry and then a wipe over with some 303 Protectant and I’m happy with the result.
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Shame I couldn’t get all the marks off, but I think I can live with them, unless anyone else has any better ideas?


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Good job that man


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retrosworks wrote:
Good job that man


Ta, wish I could get rid of the cross hatch marks though....


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PeachyPM wrote:
retrosworks wrote:
Good job that man


Ta, wish I could get rid of the cross hatch marks though....


Some kind of beige paint. There must be something out there....

Not Dulux though.


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jimo746 wrote:
PeachyPM wrote:
retrosworks wrote:
Good job that man


Ta, wish I could get rid of the cross hatch marks though....


Some kind of beige paint. There must be something out there....

Not Dulux though.



But then you’ll loose the logo and writing


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Might just leave them be....


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:06 pm 
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Some kind of beige paint. There must be something out there....


But then you’ll loose the logo and writing[/quote]

I've painted tyre side walls with Sadolin Superdec. It's pretty flexible & lasts alright unless you ride with your tyres too low. Cross hatching mostly disappears if it's surface muck although if the wall is crumpled it will still be visible but the same colour. No need to lose logos if you exercise care, give them a good clean first though. It's available at proper decorating stores in tester pot size which is enough for a few tyres although I tint the colour myself. Not all colours are available in testers but its expensive stuff in big tins. "Burlesque" colour was a bit light but I added some brown tint & was happy with the result.
I've even used it to transform blackwalls into skinwalls. (But don't tell anyone :D ).

Classic car buffs also have Whitewall tyre paint although again tinting is down to you. I've used Polyvine medium oak added slowly with a pipette.

Try it on an old tyre first!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:16 pm 
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fettler wrote:
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Some kind of beige paint. There must be something out there....


But then you’ll loose the logo and writing


I've painted tyre side walls with Sadolin Superdec. It's pretty flexible & lasts alright unless you ride with your tyres too low. Cross hatching mostly disappears if it's surface muck although if the wall is crumpled it will still be visible but the same colour. No need to lose logos if you exercise care, give them a good clean first though. It's available at proper decorating stores in tester pot size which is enough for a few tyres although I tint the colour myself. Not all colours are available in testers but its expensive stuff in big tins. "Burlesque" colour was a bit light but I added some brown tint & was happy with the result.
I've even used it to transform blackwalls into skinwalls. (But don't tell anyone :D ).

Classic car buffs also have Whitewall tyre paint although again tinting is down to you. I've used Polyvine medium oak added slowly with a pipette.

Try it on an old tyre first!


Cheers, I'll look into those..

*EDIT* Wood stain? Are you serious?


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