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Old 06-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #21
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I knew a guy who worked for a synthetics company who said that the various retail protectants might make vinyl/plastic/rubber/silicone look nice, but they provide no long term protection. Dry-rotting occurs when volatile compounds embedded deep in the material outgas, and substances applied to the surface don't penetrate far enough to replace what was lost. The outgassing is a more or less continuous 24-7 process, and some occasional squirts of protectant can't offset that.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #22
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i knew a guy who worked for a synthetics company who said that the various retail protectants might make vinyl/plastic/rubber/silicone look nice, but they provide no long term protection. Dry-rotting occurs when volatile compounds embedded deep in the material outgas, and substances applied to the surface don't penetrate far enough to replace what was lost. The outgassing is a more or less continuous 24-7 process, and some occasional squirts of protectant can't offset that.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #23
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Petroleum based products will eat at rubber. Suggest keeping that WD40 far away from your tires, belts, your car in general.

WD40 makes a good water displacer--but thats all I use it for..
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The only non-tire specific product I've ever used on tires is baby oil and ONLY for car shows. You will need to be ready for "sling" afterwards though so be ready with a rag. For the daily driver, I keep a bottle of Black Magic Tire Wet in the car and apply only when the vehicle will be parked long enough for it to set to avoid sling (usually overnight). I wash my car 2-3 times a week and apply the BMTW about every other time or so.
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WD40 is a trade-secret for white walls. The "wet look" only serves to sling shit on a clean car as soon as you move, anyway.

Any shine is decent, and you'll get a good look if you just wipe the excess off after application: act like you been there before...
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