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Old 09-07-2010, 01:53 AM   #1
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Spare Tire Cover

Can someone help me clean our beautiful Maple Leaf Spare Tire Cover? It has the 'ring around the collar' going on, and want to find a product that will clean it up! Thank you Robin of Carmichael
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: Spare Tire Cover

Hi: robinp...Those nasty rings...and "Tide" won't get them out this time. I think they're caused by the tire rubber from inside the vinyl cover. Try Fantastic spray straight from the bottle. Even it may not get it all off. Alf
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:11 AM   #3
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Re: Spare Tire Cover

Alf, thanks for the tip. I have been contemplating having a go at ours. When it is in the fabric shed, the tire cover is right up against the fabric and that pressure seems to bring out that black ring even faster. Maybe Reace and Tammy should sell a black version?
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:31 PM   #4
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Re: Spare Tire Cover

If the tire is covered with an impervious material, then the black will not bleed through. I had my father spray paint mine which was white starting out, with a vinyl paint (for outdoor resin furniture). The difficulty is that it remained sticky for quite awhile. I then put a black plastic bag over the tire and then put the cover on and so far so good. Also Camping Word sells them (plain white or American Flag though) for about $12.00.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
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One solution is to get one of these tire covers : - ) Always trying to get the word out!!!! Of course, after last Monday night's game against Boise State, there may be some of these just laying along the roadside : - (
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:38 PM   #6
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I got one at a garage sale for $1. :

Of course it says "Enumclaw Jeep" on it. LOL
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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One solution is to get one of these tire covers : - ) Always trying to get the word out!!!! Of course, after last Monday night's game against Boise State, there may be some of these just laying along the roadside : - (
I thought of you when I was watching the game..the 1st qtr was a hokie train wreck, but they came back though..an excellent game to watch.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #8
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Yep, one team returned 4 starters .... us! And one team returned from an unbeaten season intact! 1st qtr was sad, but....looking up : - )
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:27 PM   #9
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I too have the "ring around the collar" on my 2006 17B, and Reace had put a black trash bag over the spare tire. So, it is not the black tire that is coming through, it must be something else. When I can get a clear or white lawn bag, I'll wrap that around the tire and see if that helps.

I am hesitant to use any strong cleaner on that tire cover. I am afraid that it may damage the material.

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Old 09-10-2010, 01:25 AM   #10
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Yeah. I gave the trailer the annual washing on the weekend, and the spare tire cover looks kinda sad.

I would pay for a hard cover like the spare tire cover on many SUVs, including my RAV4. It would have to be the same colour as the trailer and match the style.

Just like I would like a propane tank cover that meets the same criteria.
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