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Old 05-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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I've been using tire stuff for over 20 years and never noticed any ill effects on my tires but I'll definetly avoid the WD40.

What do you mean by the the outer most tread doesn't look good? I prefer control of applying with the Meguire's gel I use.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #12
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Use soap and water and be done with it.
that no make tire shiny lol.



I've never had an issue with tire shine either...I love the look it gives the tires, makes them sort of match the shine of the car and without it mine are brownish (maybe from living in the country on a dirt road )
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:16 PM   #13
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Most of the tire shine products available have petroleum distillates, not too different from the stoddard solvent in WD-40. Carrier solvent with a light oil (or silicone product for tire shine).

The tires on my 67 that I replaced last year were 15 years old, they got tire shine treatment more frequently than they got driven on. The outside sidewalls were great, the inside sidewalls were dry-rotted. That's my experience with long term tire degradation and tire dressings, they prevented it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #14
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Interesting....

I know it's the oils in the tire "evaporating" that causes dry rot, like to use silicone on other rubber items to prolong life/keep lubed (like door seals, for example).

Wonder what there was in Armor All that tended to dry out tires...

Largest problem with "shine" products in regard to motorcycles was people getting the stuff on the tread, you can see the problem with slippery tires there. (grin)

It'll be interesting to see more comments on this, apparently some products DO work in extending tire life/appearance.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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The 15 year old tires did not sit out in the sun and get "dryed out" quickly or repeatedly, that might have part of it. Just air exposure and the ozone in the city and such.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:09 PM   #16
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I prefer Stoner's More Shine. Never had issues with it damaging tires. One downside is I feel like they've cut back on the amount they put in a can, but that could just be me. Doesn't attract dust either and you just spray it on.
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That's what I use. The dry rot on my Kumho's occurred everywhere BUT the outer-sidewall where I used this product.
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Anyone use 303 Aerospace protectant? Ive heard good things about it but im not sure how available it is in stores, only seen it online. I might try it out for my tires and windshield cowl.

reads like a promo advert but still has me intrigued, i want a clean look not a so shiny it looks greasy look.
http://volvospeed.com/Review/misc_pe...rotectant.html
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #19
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i want a clean look not a so shiny it looks greasy look.
http://volvospeed.com/Review/misc_pe...rotectant.html
http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-512-a...-dressing.aspx
I use this on my trim. Works great and you can use it on tires as well.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #20
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If you just slather on anything, it could be bad to have all that excess. Not to mention slinging it everywhere once you move!

I try to just wash new tires until that doesn't "do it" anymore; and if the color of the tires starts to get patchy I'll use a shine product, bu wipe the tire down with an old shop rag. You end up with a more uniform look...

And if you're driving the hell outta your car; the tires won't have so much time as to dry-rot or become damaged from a shine product.
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