New tire, wet roads?
johnsoliday at msn.com
Wed Jan 23 15:49:55 PST 2008
Be careful a new tire has the slippery release agent on it which allows it
to come out of the mold easily. I would at least wash it down with a strong
detergent like Simple Green or at least liquid dish soap.
From: sbixby at gmail.com [mailto:sbixby at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Steven Bixby
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:14 PM
To: GPz List
Subject: New tire, wet roads?
It must be my unlucky week, as I picked up ANOTHER bit of metal in my
back tire, this time about half-way between the centerline and edge of
the tread, which is not a good place to do a patch/plug.
I never did get around to finding the patch/plug combo. And, well,
two is too many, so I'll just replace the damned tire. <sigh>
So anyway, I've always scrubbed a new tire on dry roads, but it's wet
here, this week. I've never had a brand new unscrubbed tire on wet
And if I'm gonna scrub a tire in the next day or several, it won't be
on a dry road. Am i suicidal to do this or am I just overly
More information about the GPZList