VISUAL GUIDE FOR INSPECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF TIRES
2-51. RETREAD CONDITIONS (Con't).
q. Retread Over Retread. With the tire below, on the left, the retreader failed to remove all of the
old rubber prior to building the tire. This tire needs to be returned to the retreader for rework.
r. Tire Injured During Retreading. The tire below, of the right, shows an injury that was caused
by improper retreader handling and was missed by the retreaders final inspection.
s. Tread Separation. With the example, below and on the left, the tread rubber was not bonded
successfully onto the casing during retreading and was thrown off in use. The tread cushion is undamaged
and the casing remains sound. The tire should be classified CRC F and should be returned to the retreader.
t. Cushion Separation. Compare the illustration on the right to the one on the left. The tire on the right has a
break in the tread cushion rubber, which has separated from the casing, exposing the cord body. The classification is