re: "I would advise against relying on a 15 year old tire as a
Never said the spare was 15 YO.
If fact, the spare is newer than the 2 tires that are on the axle, but
it doesn't match and the tread pattern is different.
The plan is to buy 2 new tires, retain the current spare as a spare
and cleanup all 3 rims.
Perhaps not, but on 10/4/2010 at 3:00 PM (my EDT) You included the spare
in the following ambiguous paragraph.
"I can get some mid-range tires, same size as the originals (which have
been on the trailer for 15 years) - $69 each, mounted and balanced. I
only need 2, as the spare is fine".
On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 07:43:07 -0700, DerbyDad03 wrote:
Do you have a compressor? You could DIY a sandblaster if so (I've done it
here and results were pretty good).
Or a wire cup-brush in an angle grinder is good, as someone mentioned -
it just won't get right into the corners, so you'd still be left with
some manual work there.
Or just hammerite it with some brush-on stuff, then spray over the top.
They're wheels, and they're going to get dirty and chipped very quickly,
so there's probably no point going for perfection.
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