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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, The official Whitewall thread in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I purchased a set of GT Tires champiro 75(runway enduro mentioned above is the newer version of the champiro 75, ...
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    Re: Coker Tires

    I purchased a set of GT Tires champiro 75(runway enduro mentioned above is the newer version of the champiro 75, according to GT tires) and had to replace all four tires twice due to a yellowish/brown looking stain on the whitewall. Tried everything to remove the stains. After one day of cleaning the tires, the stains came back. The tire shop is ordering a set of runway enduro tires for me. Hopefully with this set my whitewalls stay white. I cant afford American classics made by coker tire. To expensive tire. If the new set of tires come out defective, My only option I have left is to purchase the coker tire or vogue tyres. I miss my firestone FR721's. Never had a problem with the tire or the whitewall. I still have 2 FR721 tires with 60% tire thread left i purchased almost 10 years ago. Whitewall is still white with some hair like cracking on the surface.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Sometimes the whitewall can be discolored if they are not properly handled. Be careful to not set them down on the ground with the whitewall facing down or store them with the whitewalls touching another tire. Also, protect the whitewall from oil or grease if you have them off your car and are tempted to lay them on the ground with the whitewall down. They will stain and they are impossible to resurrect. There aren't as many whitewalls sold these days and a careless or uninformed tire tech can mishandle a whitewall and frustrate you unless you keep a close eye on things when your car is worked on. Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Use Westley's Bleche White on those WWs...

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Jay, It is rare, but there are some stains even Westley's doesn't get out.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    I sanded the whitewall with 600 wet/dry sandpaper. Worked great, hands very tired, stains returned 3 days after. I will get my new set of whitewalls this weekend. If stains visible at time od cleaning the blue gunk off, I have no choice but to order American Classics from Coker Tire.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Here are a couple of links from a company, by the way, that also sells wide whitewall tires. Diamond Back. http://www.dbtires.com Anyone heard of them? A friend of Chad's told me about them, the guy with the 78 Biarritz.

    Here is a link to what ruins whitewall tires: http://www.dbtires.com/ruins_whitewalls.html

    What the DB tire people say has been my experience with WW tires that aren't properly tended to. Good luck with your situation and let us know what happens!

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    Re: Coker Tires

    I promised pics of the Enduro 75s mounted up on a wire, so here we go. Please ignore the fact that I have not cleaned the WW. That will happen when they go on the car...


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    Re: Coker Tires

    ^Those do look attractive.

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Very sexy! I'm in love!!

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    Re: Coker Tires

    I wanna me some o' dat: http://store.coker.com/l78-15-b.f.go...dillac-ww.html

    Just love the look... and the old-style tread/sidewall manufacture.

    Price is horrendous though.

    Jay: what parts chain are the enduros through, because obviously that makes more sense for me. Is it something Canada-wide that I can get in on?

    Also... Jay, did I ever tell you that you saved my @$$ with your instructions on how to repair my telescopic wheel on my '80 CDV? It was bang on! Works awesome now... I can't believe I drove around for a whole summer with my wheel sliding constantly while all along it was such an easy fix. Thanks again my friend!

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    Re: Coker Tires

    Glad to help out. I was surprised with how easy that tele wheel fix was, too!

    I got my Runways from CAPS (Canadian Auto Parts Suppliers). You can likely order them from your local parts places. You can probably contact the Canadian distributor to find out who can get them for you locally. Of course, I can ship you a set if we have to.

    I merged the "Coker" thread into the big WW thread since most of the posts weren't about Cokers...

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    Cool Westleys works well on stainless exhaust pipes

    I use it when I wash cars with 96 Z28 1LE with Borla and 06 GTO with stock pipes. Spray inside pipe to keep the gleen.

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    Jay, It is rare, but there are some stains even Westley's doesn't get out.
    On WW, my bud put some Firestones on, snows too! Looks fine in 225 75 15, way cheaper than 16s and 18s I use on more modern cars.

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    Re: The official Whitewall thread

    I just use spray tire foam to loosen up the grime and a scotchbrite pad to scrub up the whitewalls. Westley's does dry out the WW's - my 5 year old tires are 20 footers these days since up close they are trashed. I should say I also spray tire foam inside the wheel wells to make the all the visible black areas of the undercarriage appear fresh and new.

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    Re: The official Whitewall thread

    Scotchbrite/SOS/steel wool work well to clean WWs, but they put lots of little scratches in the WW that collect dirt. I suggest a plastic bristle scrub brush.

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    Re: The official Whitewall thread

    Anybody seen these or have a set of these? I just found them and they look pretty nice, 1.3". Price isn't too bad either compared to the American Classics.
    http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...15&Herst=Delta National&Quer=75&Felge=15&weiter=0&kategorie=6&Ang _pro_Seite=15&Transport=P&dsco=135



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