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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Slippery tire stuff

Whats the best way to get rid of that stuff on a fresh tire?

i was told soap & water, but it doesnt work . . . wow no surprise there
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Riding it will get rid of it just fine. Just don't get too aggressive for the first few miles.

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Trying to get rid of the ''evidence'', are we? I can always tell by looking whether the chicken strips have been ridden off or scrubbed with a scrub pad. I'm sure I'm not the only one.


Just ride it off. You will feel it when that crap is finally off the tire, so just take it easy until then.
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I just ride it off these days. But back in the 80's, it seemed that all new tires came SOAKED in that preservative glaze. I used to do a light scrub with sandpaper to scuff the stuff off.

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Maybe it depends on the tires. I had the last set of Michelin Pilot 2CT's I got on the Gixxer scrubbed to within half an inch of the edges on the rear during the 20 miles it took to get home. They didn't budge one bit. Within a week, there were no signs of chicken strips.

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Would steel wool work?, cuz i got lots of it?

im surprized non of ya' reccomended a burnout, its like the christening of a ship
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Would steel wool work?, cuz i got lots of it?

im surprized non of ya' reccomended a burnout, its like the christening of a ship
I don't do burnouts. Don't want to mess up my undertail any more than it already is. Plus, flinging rubber straight onto the exhaust doesn't seem like my idea of a good time.

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Would steel wool work?, cuz i got lots of it?

im surprized non of ya' reccomended a burnout, its like the christening of a ship
Why would you believe any of the regular members would advocate squidly behavior? It wouldn't provide desired results, anyway. It would just create a nice flat spot down the middle of your brand new tire.

Yes, steel wool works.
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Will a good scrubbing with ArmorAll work?

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Will a good scrubbing with ArmorAll work?

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Only if it's the Extreme Tire Shine.

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