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I used an ultrasonic cleaner to salvage some early '60's whitewalls

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I have a vintage builtup '63 Nova wagon that was aquired at a swap meet years ago.

The original tires were a bit "crusty". I was able to remove them from the backing plates without any real problems.

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I filled my Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner with some warm water & a few drops of Dawn dish detergent. I ran the tires and wire wheels through two cycles of about three minutes each.

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I then used some 70% alcohol on a Q-Tip and gently cleaned the whitewalls.

I was able to salvage the 50+ year old tires in order to save the last 4 vintage 13" whitewalls that I had left in my parts stash.

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Edited by VW93

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Posted

Very nice save !!

Hat's off to you!!

Great Idea

Cheers

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Posted

Very cool, and a nice save indeed. But hey, whenever you run out of white walls, I am sure you can scrounge them up here on the forum.

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nice

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Great result and tip

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Cool tip . . . thanks for sharing/posting.

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