The Best Way to Clean Blackwall Tires


Blackwall tires are a popular new trend, providing an elegant all-black look that is best displayed when the tires are cleaned and cared for properly. The goal is to get the tires to shine, while also applying a coating that will prevent dirt and road debris from accumulating as quickly on the tires.

Things You'll Need

  • Car wash soap
  • Bucket
  • Sponge
  • Brake fluid
  • Cleaning rag
  • Wash the blackwall tires with a solution of 1 gallon warm water and 1 capful of your regular car wash soap. Dip a sponge into the mixture, and wipe it over the tires.

  • Rinse the soap off of the tires, and allow to them to air dry fully.

  • Saturate a sponge with brake fluid, and wipe it over the tires. Apply a thin layer, using large circular motions following the grain of the tire.

  • Allow the brake fluid to sit on the tires for 10 minutes, then wipe off the brake fluid with a cleaning rag. Use small circular buffing motions, cleaning all excess brake fluid off of the tires.

  • Allow the tires to air dry fully.

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