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Old 08-27-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Recommend a tire spray that won't dry-rot my tires?

I've used tire sprays in the past that dried out my tires and cracked pretty quickly. They all seemed to use Silicone as the primary ingredient. Everything I saw in the store today seemed to be a silicone spray product. Seems to me I have seen in the past some products that "claim" they don't dry out tires. Can anyone recommend a spray, or other treatment (home grown mix?) that will keep them looking nice and not promote dry-rot?

They don't need to look dripping wet either. Thanks guys!
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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http://www.autogeek.net/duragloss-no...-dressing.html


http://www.autogeek.net/griots-weath...-tire-gel.html

You can get a forum discount too.

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Old 08-27-2011, 04:36 PM   #3
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I use Zaino Z16 'Perfect Tire Gloss' its not too shiney and is a preservative as well.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:44 PM   #4
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Permanent tire shine works great. Plus, since your old car probably never sees much water should last years. Not splatter, no dirt sticking, I love the stuff.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:34 PM   #6
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #7
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Used Simoniz foaming tire care - crap - cracked the sidewall of the tires on my daily driver. Now using Black Magic Titanium "Tire Wet" Gel. Easy application as it is put on with a sponge applicator. Does not get on rims and body panels. If you like the ultra wet tire look - this is the product for you. Shine lasts for 10 days or better. Wicked high gloss shine - IMHO, a nicely cleaned detailed vehicle with glistening wet tires makes it POP. Check it out for yourself.

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Old 08-28-2011, 05:26 PM   #8
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Silicone and petroleum-based tire shine products are slow death for your tires. Use a polymer-based product like: Meguiar's polymer protectant for plastics or Nu-Vinyl. They wipe on easy, dry completely, seal the surface so it won't trap dirt, and give a nice satin shine like new rubber. Just wipe a little on each time you wash the car.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:45 PM   #9
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Yes it is but i would want to here from the guys who have been useing something for years with out cracking tires.And if the guys who answered this,have you been useing the item for a long time?I too dont know exactly what to use.please help the fellows out,tires are expensive now a days
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Yes it is but i would want to here from the guys who have been useing something for years with out cracking tires.And if the guys who answered this,have you been useing the item for a long time?I too dont know exactly what to use.please help the fellows out,tires are expensive now a days
Owned vehicles with new tires put on and had no tire dressing ever applied to them. After 2-4 years the sidewalls were cracked. The sun's UVA rays and normal use destroyed them. Might as well have the tires looking "slick" with tire dressing on during the tire's useful life - Just my $0.02
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #11
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How about just good old fashioned Armorall?
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How about just good old fashioned Armorall?
Back in the days of my street cruising I would buy Amourall by the case. I remember using it on tires as too messy spraying it on, lots of tire sling on the body panels, staining the driveway while waiting for it to dry and the shine did not last long.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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http://www.turtlewax.com/detail-F21%...oz-43-115.aspx
you can thank me later.............
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you can thank me later.............

Isn't he looking for something WITHOUT silicon ?
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #15
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I love to see drag racers put tire dressing on their tires then do a burnout and it runs all over the tread part of the tires and they spin like on ice!!!!!
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I have used this on my boat interior for years and the thing that impresses me the most about this product is no color fade at all. No cracking on the interior (dark blue) looks as new.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:19 PM   #17
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I've used tire sprays in the past that dried out my tires and cracked pretty quickly. They all seemed to use Silicone as the primary ingredient. Everything I saw in the store today seemed to be a silicone spray product. Seems to me I have seen in the past some products that "claim" they don't dry out tires. Can anyone recommend a spray, or other treatment (home grown mix?) that will keep them looking nice and not promote dry-rot?

They don't need to look dripping wet either. Thanks guys!
I've been using this stuff called 303 Aerospace Protectant for years now and it's been great. Company makes different products, this is the only one I've used (you need to get by all the "invented for NASA" hype to the important bit about not being oil or silicone based)

From their website
"303 contains no petrochemicals or silicone oils and does not remove the protective waxes. 303 is actually absorbed into tires...."

It goes on, leave it sit for a bit then wipe off, nice and black but not shiny/greasy. Doesn't rub off or drip on hot days
Not available everywhere but usually I get it at the local auto place
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #18
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Avoid silicone based "protectants".
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I've been using this stuff called 303 Aerospace Protectant for years now and it's been great. Company makes different products, this is the only one I've used (you need to get by all the "invented for NASA" hype to the important bit about not being oil or silicone based)

From their website
"303 contains no petrochemicals or silicone oils and does not remove the protective waxes. 303 is actually absorbed into tires...."

It goes on, leave it sit for a bit then wipe off, nice and black but not shiny/greasy. Doesn't rub off or drip on hot days
Not available everywhere but usually I get it at the local auto place
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Well, here goes. I hate tires that are shiny or oily looking. Always have. I use something that my uncle taught me. Started using it on my '57 Chevy in high school. Everyone wanted to know how I got my tires to look so new and clean with the flat black look. Told them I washed them a lot. Truth is, I still do it the same way my uncle showed me and I've never had my tires dry rot or crack.
Put some lacquer thinner on a clean rag and wipe your tire down. If you have white letters or stripes, carefully go around them, not over them. If you like the flat black look you'll love this. Your tires will look like new and there's nothing to fling up on the tires when you drive. I've kept this secret since 1967 and now the cat's out of the bag!!!
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