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Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: Westds ()
Date: December 31, 2018 11:08AM

Has anyone had this problem with the white walls on their Maxxis tires turning yellowish at the borders? These tires are only 18 months old and in every other way are fine.

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: December 31, 2018 11:15AM

Normal in my experience with white walls , Hankook , bfg , they have all done the same to me. Not sure about the cokers

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: Matt E. ()
Date: December 31, 2018 11:49AM

While I agree that most whitewalls will yellow over time, I concur that the Maxxis tires I purchased two years ago seem particularly prone to this. They do clean up, but it takes a lot of elbow grease to get them white again. It takes about a week for them to start going yellow again. The whitewalls seem farther away than they used to.

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: December 31, 2018 11:49AM

That's normal as far as I know, use tire bleach and that cleans right up.

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 31, 2018 01:01PM

If I remember correctly this was discussed before, should be able to find with a search

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: Westds ()
Date: December 31, 2018 01:28PM

I searched the previous discussed problem and did not find much info.
I am more concerned it is a production lot problem. These tires are date code 06/17 and 01/17. What brand of bleach works on these for temporary results?

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: December 31, 2018 02:29PM

I had the same problem with 2 sets,they replaced the first set,I found out I basically had to sand them to get them white.Which lasted a short time.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed
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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 31, 2018 02:38PM

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J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: December 31, 2018 02:44PM

My Cokers did the same thing. I think this is an artifact of the transition from black to white... I would not worry about it, nor would I return the tires because of it.

Joe

ROD Wrote:
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> Normal in my experience with white walls , Hankook
> , bfg , they have all done the same to me. Not
> sure about the cokers


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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: December 31, 2018 04:53PM

I use Wesley's Bleche-white tire cleaner and sometimes a soapy type brillo pad for tough spots.

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: BILLG ()
Date: December 31, 2018 05:30PM

The yellow is caused by the chemical makeup of the adjacent black sidewall compounds. the easiest way to clean up is with an SOS pad. This also removes any curbing scuffs on the whitewall. Hurts nothing to scrub often. Was a tire guy before retirement. Still love wsw tires as I have them on my 64 Monza convert.

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 31, 2018 06:01PM

Mine are the same way. Wesley's bleach-white did not help at all. I just ignore it. I suppose if I got concerned enough I would use some white shoe-polish or something. I think some people sand them.

Nick
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Other fun car: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
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Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: December 31, 2018 06:38PM

I use boat hull cleaner on mine, cleans them up white white. Don't get it on your hands.

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 31, 2018 06:49PM

I just thought of something while reading this, I haven't had a whitewall tire in almost 40 years. No help, I have used Ajax with a brush on white letters.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: December 31, 2018 06:58PM

Nickshu Wrote:
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> Mine are the same way. Wesley's bleach-white did
> not help at all. I just ignore it. I suppose if
> I got concerned enough I would use some white
> shoe-polish or something. I think some people
> sand them.


If the wesleys won't get it try the brillo padsmiling smiley I like original brillos with the blue soap.

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 31, 2018 07:17PM

Wesley's Bleach White changed their formula awhile back. Alot less effective. My tools of choice are Magic Erasers for light to medium discoloration. SOS or Brillo pads for the heavy stuff.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: curt ()
Date: December 31, 2018 07:19PM

BE GLAD MAXXIS MAKES THE TIRES.

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: January 01, 2019 08:37AM

I have a set that is about 2 years old, and they are starting to yellow.

I was going to tackle the issue this winter. I was told by tire people that acetone will clean them up. Anyone ever heard of this.

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction
1966 Corsa Convert 180 wood wheel tele-column am-fm sport steering posi-traction
1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: January 01, 2019 09:45AM

The ONLY thing that made mine white was sanding.Not heavy but enough to whiten.I hope some of the ideas expressed here will work for you,they didn't for me.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed
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Re: Maxxis MA-1 W/W discoloration
Posted by: Allan Lacki ()
Date: January 02, 2019 05:55AM

Whitewalls turning yellow - a very natural occurrence.

Back in the old days (1960s), when white walls were popular, my brother and I always used Brillo or SOS pads to clean whitewalls. It works!

When I replaced the whitewalls on my Corvair with blackwalls, my brother called me a cheapskate!

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