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Originally, Tires Were White, So What Happened?

Nobody really thinks about why certain things are the way they are, we mostly just accept them as we know them today. However, there is a little bit of history when it comes to car tires. Originally, they were off white in color and then they became bright white.

So how come are they black now? Read more about this article by David Tracy on Jalopnik.

(Photo credit: David Tracy)

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Carbon black is also really useful for adding UV resistance to many kinds of plastics. Often if given a choice between an indoor or outdoor version of some plastic thingmabob, the indoor one is slight cheaper and white, and the outdoor one is black.
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Interesting article. Something I didn't know about and had never thought of. I'll have to use this bit of trivia next time I go to the LeMay Car Museum with friends.
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