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How to remove motor oil from my tyres

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A couple of days ago I rode through a puddle of oil from a car accident which got all over both my tyres. I somehow managed to get back home without falling but now i need to clean the tyres so its oil free and safe again.

Any suggestions on how I can safely remove this oil without damaging my tyres as my bike n tires are still pretty much brand new.

I've used grease remover and hot water which has helped a bit but im not sure if all the oil has been removed.
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Re: How to remove motor oil from my tyres

soap and water. then just be careful like you're on an old set of new tires (with mold-release on em)



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Re: How to remove motor oil from my tyres

similar thing happened to me. tires where completely coated in oil.

I tried dawn soap with a brillo pad...it helped a little.

But after that i put on a leather utility glove and grabbed handfuls of sand/dirt. Rubbed the hell out of the tires with the dirt. Its kinda like sanding it down a little. but it worked for me.

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Re: How to remove motor oil from my tyres

good luck with that. I wouldnt trust a tire that was soaked in oil.
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Use this stuff. It's made for tires. I've been using it for years and years on my white letter tires. Wesley's bleche wite

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Re: How to remove motor oil from my tyres

Use degreaser and scrub, then soap and water.
You can even use kitty litter... it soaks up oil like no tomorrow
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Re: How to remove motor oil from my tyres

if you would have got to it right as it happened you could have just hit a rag with brake cleaner and got it before it soaked in. You can try cleaning it but honestly i would get new tires. they are cheap compared to bodywork or your life if you go down cause of it
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Re: How to remove motor oil from my tyres

So I got oil that leaked from my pit scooter onto my front tire of my race bike. The tire had only one sprint race and was mint. I soaked up the oil with a rag and practiced on it...it was good after the first session.

Taking chemicals to it besides soap and water will dry out the rubber. The tire is oil based so it isnt going to be as bad as taking a degreaser or brake cleaner....

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