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Old 12-10-2002, 11:45 AM   #1
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Good 'Ole Glycerin for tire dressing

I encountered the owner of the RV Park in Kingsland, GA - who gave me this tidbit.

"Coat your tires with good 'ole Glycerin, if you want to prevent tire rot both on inside and out. "

He retired from General Tire up in PA and stated that he used this technique all the time. That he had a vintage 55 Chevy Bus with Original Tires - coated with glycerin.

I have no clue whether or not it works or not - just a tidbit I am passing along.....
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Old 12-10-2002, 03:43 PM   #2
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Lightbulb Hopin against hope

Assuming it works, and wouldn't that be nice!!
But somehow I doubt it is really the miracle or we would have heard something about it somewhere.

Where can you get glycerine in 5 gallon pails?
I have seen it in about 5 ounce jars at drug stores.
We gotta find out about this one..
Many thanks for the hypothesis
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Old 12-10-2002, 03:53 PM   #3
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http://www.chemistrystore.com/glycerin.htm
I got to warn you, it's 77.00$ a pail.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:57 PM   #4
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Just about any horse supply will have it in quarts and gallons. I bought a quart for $12.95.
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:50 PM   #5
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Try Mr. Slick for tires, it's a Solvent based dressing and protectant. It really works great. You can get it at http://www.asteccorp.com/Detailing.htm and it won't break the bank. Try it, you'll like it.
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Sounds like an urban myth

Don't care how good they look, I'm sticking with the recommendation of the major manufactururers and replacing based on age . One of my friends who is a writer for an outdoor magazine did some pretty extensive reasearch for an article on trailer tires and convinced me that anything beyond 7 years should be replaced. Some high end import cars are even saying 5 years. I now check the DOT date on the tires I buy so I don't get something thats been in the rack for years.
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At last! Something for all those home biodiesel brewers who were trying to figure out what to do with the glycerine left over from the transesterfication process.
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Hummm.....

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Just about any horse supply will have it in quarts and gallons. I bought a quart for $12.95.
Is this one of those questions we aren't supposed to ask? Uhhh, what do horses and glycerine have in common? Is this one of those "you learn by doing" things? The mind spins at the thought of the possible answers. Wait a minute....Oh, I think I've got it. Never mind.

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Jim and Susan, glycerine is used mainly for........ a tire dressing on horse trailer tires..... Yeah, that's it, a tire dressing on horse trailer tires.

Actually it is used to clean leather tack, saddles, bridles, etc.
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Thumbs up Anorher use for Glycerin

Glycerin is also mixed with a borate and water as an insect pesticide. Glycerin allows the borate to soak into the wood further before dying leaving no spots. The wood eating insects eat the borate and Glycerin dressing and it curtains for the bugs.
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So, Pick, you're tellin' me that horses use this stuff by the gallon? How do you, uhhh...... implement this use? Never mind, I don't want to know.

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