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Old 03-25-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default Best way to keep your tires black....

Is tire black crap in a spray bottle the only way?

It seems to make the tires almost sticky on the sidewalls and only lasts whats seems like 2 days untill the dark nice black color is gone.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
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I use "Son-of-a Gun" applied with a rag. There's no "cast-off" to get on your fenders, it lasts, and leaves no sticky residue to soil your clothes. I also use it on my Chevy pickup's black back bumper top, and it looks fresh for months in this climate. Try it, you'll like it!
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:31 AM   #3
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Adam's VRT (vinyl, rubber, tire) works real well.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:04 AM   #4
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I use Forever Black. wipe it on and let it dry, no slick mess so no dirt will stick to it. Looks like a new tire after your done. It doesn't make the tire shine but makes it a deep black just like a brand new tire is.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:12 AM   #5
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Zaino fan here. Their tire dressing doesn't sling, and brings back a deep, black finish without that gaudy super-shine.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:33 AM   #6
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Zaino fan here. Their tire dressing doesn't sling, and brings back a deep, black finish without that gaudy super-shine.
I also use the Zaino Z16. Matte finish and doesn't sling. Just make sure your tires are very clean before applying. I've got to admit though, it doesn't last like the rest of the Zaino line.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:21 AM   #7
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I just wash mine with dish washing liquid.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:07 AM   #8
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I like Adams VRT.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:17 AM   #9
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The key is deep cleaning them and keeping them cleaned regularly so your dressing will adhere and absorb properly. I prefer to use a water-based dressing for looks and longevity of the rubber.

Zaino Z16 and Adams VRT are my favorites.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:40 PM   #11
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Browning - if the tyres are parked for extended periods the antiozonant and oils dry out, as a result, the tyre begins to crack and rot. After it works its way to the outside of the tyre and is exposed to the ozone in the air, it turns brown. The technical term for this effect is blooming.

Tyre Cleaners - For any type of protectant to work well on rubber first remove any brake dust, road tar, grease and grime, wax and dead rubber from the surface to properly clean it. A tyre cleaner needs to be strong enough to tackle a heavy build-up of tyre dressings and road grime, but not damage wheel coatings.

It should clean the tyres down to the original rubber surface, this is especially important when you apply a new dressing, as dressings won't adhere to, or create the right shine on dirty rubber. This tyre cleaner is a strong concentrate; spray-and-rinse tyres, without scrubbing, if you are starting on an old, neglected surface, use a fairly stiff tyre brush for the first application and a spray & rinse at least 3-4 times a year - HiTemp Tyre Cleaner

For more information see article “Tyre Cleaning & Care” in the Detailing School section of Detailing Bliss forum...
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Browning - if the tyres are parked for extended periods the antiozonant and oils dry out, as a result, the tyre begins to crack and rot. After it works its way to the outside of the tyre and is exposed to the ozone in the air, it turns brown. The technical term for this effect is blooming.

Tyre Cleaners - For any type of protectant to work well on rubber first remove any brake dust, road tar, grease and grime, wax and dead rubber from the surface to properly clean it. A tyre cleaner needs to be strong enough to tackle a heavy build-up of tyre dressings and road grime, but not damage wheel coatings.

It should clean the tyres down to the original rubber surface, this is especially important when you apply a new dressing, as dressings won't adhere to, or create the right shine on dirty rubber. This tyre cleaner is a strong concentrate; spray-and-rinse tyres, without scrubbing, if you are starting on an old, neglected surface, use a fairly stiff tyre brush for the first application and a spray & rinse at least 3-4 times a year - HiTemp Tyre Cleaner

For more information see article “Tyre Cleaning & Care” in the Detailing School section of Detailing Bliss forum...

Not sure I'd trust an article about "tyre cleaning" if they can't even spell TIRE!
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:19 PM   #13
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Not sure I'd trust an article about "tyre cleaning" if they can't even spell TIRE!
Tyre is the British way of spelling it.
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While we carry many tire gels, sprays, and liquids to use weekly to keep tires black. I have found one coat of Poorboys Trim Restorer actually seals tires for weeks and keeps them black and glossy.

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Tyre is the British way of spelling it.
Well, now, that doesn't make any sense at all considering we speak the same language. But then again, I just learned something new.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:44 PM   #16
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1. Tire and rubber cleaner w/ tire brush.

2. Mothers FX Tire shine(black matte finish)
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:01 AM   #17
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Well, now, that doesn't make any sense at all considering we speak the same language. But then again, I just learned something new.
Tyre and Care Cleaning
Tyres: [: Tyres or Tires- English and American English respectively]

For more spelling errors see the 80+ in-depth detailing article on Detailing Bliss

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Old 03-26-2009, 10:21 AM   #18
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Zaino fan here. Their tire dressing doesn't sling, and brings back a deep, black finish without that gaudy super-shine.


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Old 03-26-2009, 11:52 AM   #19
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Well, now, that doesn't make any sense at all considering we speak the same language. But then again, I just learned something new.
Its fun to hang around and listen to the Britts talk...They refer to elevators as lifts and the hood on your Corvette is called a bonnet. As for tires I am a Z16 fan because it looks good and doesn't sling.
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Tyre is the British way of spelling it.
Just checked...........this is America.

BTW....ZAINO Is my choice.
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