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cfg83 10-27-2010 01:45 PM

Tire Care Product That is Good For Tire
Hello -

I have heard that the "tire shine" products are bad for the tread compound of tires. Is there one that is good for tires?



tumnasgt 10-27-2010 04:56 PM

I use Armor All Tire Foam. It's only put on the sidewall, so there should be minimal effect on the tread (the spray is pretty easy to control).
The can says that it helps protect the sidewall against cracking, but I can't really speak much on that as our cars are driven enough that the tire is bald long before any signs of cracking appear.

gone-ot 10-27-2010 07:32 PM the military (USN), we just used hydraulic fluid when we had to "spit-shine" our vehicles for material inspections!

...and, I never saw any tires falling off our jeeps or 4-bys.

CapriRacer 10-28-2010 06:27 AM

Raging battle on Bob is the Oil Guy:

Does Tire Shine Speed Up Dry Rot? - Bob Is The Oil Guy

cfg83 10-28-2010 11:48 AM

Hello -

Ha ha, thanks. I was thinking in the the back of my mind that UV damage leads to cracking (right?!?!?!), so maybe I should use sunblock!


gone-ot 10-28-2010 06:54 PM

...what do I need, SPF 50 for blackwalls or whitewalls?

cfg83 10-28-2010 06:54 PM

CapriRacer -

I read the thread and is seems like the water-based milky-white is winning the argument. Maybe I'll get a jug of the 303 stuff. It has "Aerospace" in the name, so it must work, right?!?!?!?

If I was nutso-hard-core I would have full UV-reflecting wheel covers that I put on in the parking-lot. Me not that nutso.


Creeper 10-29-2010 12:06 AM

I use Meguiers Tire shine on both my Daily driver Kuhmo's and my Fusion ZR1 Street Race tires and that gets the full treatment side walls and treat compound being a show car you want to see the tread look as best as possible I've had the tires for 3years and never had a problem and the car is stored outside.

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