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post #1 of 22 Old 01-13-2013, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Oil soaked tire

Long story short, I blew my motor a few months back and when it went it shot a whole in the lower case and sprayed oil everywhere including my rear tire. Is there a certain cleaner such as brake parts cleaner or a certain degreaser that anyone has used that would work well on the tire? Also is it possible that beings the oil stayed on the rear tire for so long that that it might not grip as good as before even after I clean it? I'm running they old school pp's... Thanks
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post #2 of 22 Old 01-13-2013, 08:23 AM
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scrap it its not worth the risk for $250 oil soaks into rubber you will never get it out

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Man I busted my oil pan and oil soaked my tire. I just used a whole can of brake cleaner on it and did a lil burn out and that tire snapped right back! I wouldn't get rid of it if it were me.

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If i was putting $ into a new engine, I would not cheap out on $200 worth of rubber.
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Get a couple cans of cheap carb cleaner from the auto parts store.
It will get all oil off the tire.
I use it to clean my paint guns, hands, any metal etc...

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Brake cleaner eats rubber/ plastics and carb cleaner is even more aggressive. I wouldn't use either on a tire... if it was me I'd probably pressure wash it with a detergent and then do a quick burn out.

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Brake cleaner eats rubber/ plastics and carb cleaner is even more aggressive. I wouldn't use either on a tire... if it was me I'd probably pressure wash it with a detergent and then do a quick burn out.

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Well, it has not hurt the plastic cup that holds the paint or the rubber O rings
in my paint guns.
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Your putting a petroleum solvent on a petroleum based product..

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Water and oil dont mix so high pressure water I think would just move the oil around, carb/brake cleaner will cut the oil. Kinda like how dish soap cuts grease

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Did I not say pressure wash with a detergent?

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