New tire, wet roads?

John Soliday johnsoliday at
Wed Jan 23 17:00:03 PST 2008

Speaking of new tires, why are there always colored lines in apparent reason
on them?  I see this on new car tires too....doesn't keep me up at night
though ;-)

-----Original Message-----
From: 1KPerDay [mailto:1kperday at] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:18 PM
Cc: GPz List
Subject: Re: New tire, wet roads?

Actually most modern tire mfgs don't use mold release anymore. The
slime on the tires is most likely due to rolling around oily shops,
IMO. Washing them down is a good idea in any case. :)

On 1/23/08, John Soliday <johnsoliday at> wrote:
> Be careful a new tire has the slippery release agent on it which allows it
> to come out of the mold easily.
Utah Jeff
'96 SheePz1100

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