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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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I get a grey stain on my front whitewall tire? I think it is from my front brake? Is this normal? I need to use an SOS pad to clean it.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 07:55 AM
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Sounds like you are getting a little too personal with your ride
Is your caliper leaking?

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 09:17 AM
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Dirt on the whitewalls from the brake pad dust is normal. If the pads wouldn't give off the dirt, you'd rarely have to clean the whitewalls.

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there are a few brands of dustless brake pads now .I don't know what they are off hand but you could google it.I've seen them advertise for the custom bikes with the bling wheels .

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Lyndall Brake pads offer 'dustless' pads... you can get the info from their website - just google the name, however if you want to buy some pads from them you can or you will get them cheaper on e-bay with free shipping.

As for cleaning, I use an auto whitewall cleaner that you can purchase from any auto store, I also use a sonic scrubber 'battery operated' brush with the cleaner to get the tires bright! Works well for me...
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Lyndall Brake pads offer 'dustless' pads... you can get the info from their website - just google the name, however if you want to buy some pads from them you can or you will get them cheaper on e-bay with free shipping.

As for cleaning, I use an auto whitewall cleaner that you can purchase from any auto store, I also use a sonic scrubber 'battery operated' brush with the cleaner to get the tires bright! Works well for me...
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Sonic scrubber is 'like' a battery operated toothbrush but only bigger... I got mine shipped to the US from England... you can get the different brush attachments online here but the scrubber body itself may be harder to find.

Walmart used to sell them but I couldn't find any in San Diego. Good luck with it!
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I use soft scrub, a bit of elbow grease, and a wee bit o time.
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