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#1 MAGNUM4342

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

Somebody popped two of my tires while I was out the other night, so I had to buy a pair. The left front looked like this when I got home.

 

 

 

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I went back to the tire shop, and was told don't worry it will wear off. Should I be concerned?



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

Hi Kevin... It looks like ether bead sealer or just the soap mixture they used to mount the tire to me and is nothing to worry about in my opinion...I mounted tires for 20 years seen a lot of stuff before.  You can probably remove the stuff with a wet SOS pad or wire brush with bleach white tire cleaner...hose off the tire afterwards with a garden hose.   Hope this helps some. Mark



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

yep just looks like the bead lube .. it happens 



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:01 PM

Thanks guys. I spent every dime I had and a few I didn't to get the tires so i'll see if I still have some s.o.s pads around. Otherwise it'll just have to be ugly till the third. :P 



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

If you don't have a sos pad you can use scotch brite pads and soap and water. l could not drive around like that. They should have cleaned it of becaus it was a purchase...



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

are you serious? the people who mounted them didn't offer to clean them up? are you ever going back? sorry, that's just sloppy workmanship.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

I agree with Dave. Clean presentation of the tire is part of what you pay for. Most shops even clean the blue off new white walls. 



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

absolutely take it back let them clean that off or use a high pressure wash/carwash to blast the soap off


are you serious? the people who mounted them didn't offer to clean them up? are you ever going back? sorry, that's just sloppy workmanship.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:12 PM

These guys don't seem to care. I complained at the time and they said the rain would wash it off. In fact one guy said "Just hit some puddles". Really? <_<  I felt like exploding right then so no, I will not be going back there.

 

 

 

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One more trip around with the scrub brush and I'll feel better. :) 


Edited by MAGNUM4342, 29 May 2013 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

Purple power will clean it off. just be careful how long you let sit on the rims( it will eat the coating off ). Dunk the brush in the cleaner would be best . Do a small spots at a time with good rinsing of the rims. 



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

It came off with some Dawn and a scrub brush.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:33 PM

Somebody popped two of my tires while I was out the other night, so I had to buy a pair. The left front looked like this when I got home.

 

 

 

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I went back to the tire shop, and was told don't worry it will wear off. Should I be concerned?

Wow, what should have happened is the owner yelling out " Hey Bill, come clean this mans tire off!" Amazes me what some shops get away with.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

I really don't want to bash West Virginia as a whole, but as far as wood county (Parkersburg) they seem to have their fair share of rude, self centered idiots. Heck, I had a 80 something year old woman litteraly shove me out of the way in line at a gas station! Maybe it's because i'm from Canton Ohio originally but I seem to notice more rudeness and a general sense of "I really don't care" around here. They won't be getting any more of my business, rest assured!

 

It was bad enough that one of the local wingnuts went through the park popping tires. I've found out that several others here had their tires cut too. If I find out it was the local tire shop or an employee I'm seriously going to go off!



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:06 AM

You should not have paid them until you had clean tires.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:37 AM

I wouldn't go back there but, Canton, Ohio is a little far to go for service.  :lol:  By the way, Canton, Ohio is where my Mother was from.  I remember many trips there to see my Grandparents on Struble Ave.  I went to Sam's club for tires and lost three of my center wheel caps on the way home.  When I returned to Sam's their response was, "We don't have them".  They cost over $50 a piece.  That will be my last trip to Sam's for tires.   


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:43 AM

Jim- As I stated in my O.P., it looked like that "when I got home". Believe me, had I noticed it before leaving they would have scrubbed it clean before any cash was exchanged. ;) 

 

Ron- The ironic thing here is, I was just in Canton a few weeks ago for my brother's funeral, and would be going back next week for my birthday...if I hadn't had to buy new tires that is. If you are talking about the Sam's club by the strip I know exactly what you mean. I know right where Struble is too. I used to live on 19th right off of Mahoning. :) 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:23 AM

Kevin, I was really sorry for the loss of your Brother, I can only imagine the pain.  I only remember Struble Ave. because of the numerous letters I sent there to my Grandparents, that was over 50 years ago. I know a lot has changed there but, I have fond memories.  The last time I was there was 1975 when my Wife and I were on our honeymoon.  I wanted to show her where my Grandparents lived.  The Sam's Club I was refering to is in Noblesville, Indiana, the closest one to where we live now.  Some Happy Birthday but, please try your  best to have one.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:25 AM

How's this for Karma? I go to my local for lunch, and there at the counter three stools down, is the owner of the tire shop! So my buddy and I start talking fairly loudly about my troubles with the nasty looking tire. As was hoped for the owner caught on and asked if it was his shop. I threw the name at him and he said yup that's me. Pulled out forty bucks and handed it to me saying "Does this cover it?" :D It did.

 

Thank you Ron. :) 


Edited by MAGNUM4342, 30 May 2013 - 10:26 AM.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

Great news!!!



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

Great news!!!

AND a great lunch! :lol: