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Old 10-28-2011, 01:05 AM   #15
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So please tell us all about what " tire dressing was used ", in your're quote. Could it be that they contained an adverse to rubber content of ( Petrochemicals ), that we have since learned are detrimental to rubber!

Now today, some of us older folks are still learning and more importantly want to pass it on to others, ( kind of our job, so to speak in relevance for today ).

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Hi, all I can say is it was sold in auto parts stores and called Tire Dressing. [usually in a can to be brushed on like paint] There were many different brands, but I never used any of them. I remember one called Tire Black. A lot of people used Armoural too. At the dealer that I retired from, they also used some kind of tire dressing and I always told them not to use it on my vehicles.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:04 AM   #16
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Hi, all I can say is it was sold in auto parts stores and called Tire Dressing. [usually in a can to be brushed on like paint] There were many different brands, but I never used any of them. I remember one called Tire Black. A lot of people used Armoural too. At the dealer that I retired from, they also used some kind of tire dressing and I always told them not to use it on my vehicles.

Now That's Funny!!.. ( WOW, Tire Black was 90% gasoline, and upon or during application, ( if you were afflicted to smoking during the process ), well all I can say is that you didn't come out the n'other side with the same complexion you went in with!!
Only kidding.

Just how many of us have ever gotten it right on the first trip?? Especialy when it comes to rubbers!
Armoural, is still in progress as we are all aware.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:32 AM   #17
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Hi, I may be old fashioned, but I believe in not putting anything on my tires. I have seen pre-mature sidewall cracking because of tire dressing was used; And a friend of mine used [I believe Armoural] on his motorcycle tires. He was on the freeway, when his rear tire slipped on the rim, broke the valve stem, went flat very fast, and almost went down before he got the bike stopped. I wash my tires and rims with the same car wash solution that I wash my trailer and cars with and that's all.

Just keep 'em real good clean, hold 'yer peeper's real close and pay attention.
Nothing else but air is needed.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:39 AM   #18
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You can also buy covers to put on. I have a set that I kept from the B190 for our trailer. They're not that expensive, either, and no risk of petrochemicals leeching the UV protectors out of the tire or whatever... You can put them on and take them off in a couple minutes.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #19
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Don't forget to change out the Summer air in your tires for Winter air, when you put your AS away for the cold months.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:03 AM   #20
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Perhaps some nice knitted tire covers would be in order for this winter?
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:29 AM   #21
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Silicone on tires is fine.

All modern tires have Silicone in their composition. It's stable, and doesn't degrade the rubber in tires. It also helps with rolling resistance. Check the Dow Corning website for more information.
It works fine on vehicle tires, but should NEVER be used on motorcycle tires because they'll lose traction in turns. Bikes use the sidewalls in turns, cars don't.
Silicone does not have UV inhibitors and makes the tires nice and shiny.
With that said, the tires need to be nice and clean first, or you'll just put a layer of Silicone over dirt and grime (or soap), and the tires will look splotchy and streaked after a short while. Clean them really well, rinse them, and dry them off, first!!
Also, the vinyl product sprays, like Armorall, WILL degrade plastic, especially if they're exposed to high UV sunlight and heat, like dashboards or tires. I won't use the stuff anymore.
As for UV protection, there's only so much you can do, ie: tire covers, etc.
Remember, tires wear out after 5-7 years anyway. Even Oxygen will deteriorate rubber. You'll have to replace them every 5 years or so, even if they have low miles on them. "Cost of doing business." as they say.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:43 PM   #22
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Cool thanks all

So I see ,some things could be bad. Covering only makes since . What.about.jacking it.up to letting them sit.on ground, cement,wood etc.
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Regular use will help prolong tire life! Just like most other things in life.

Regular use promotes the transfer of natural oils in the rubber to help protect against UV deterioration and cracking.
Always cover your tires, even if they are on the shady side.
If you want to get real fancy, try NITROGEN.
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Hi, I tried using Slilcone on my tires and the only thing that happened were that they went from "C"s to "D"s.
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I tried nitrogen once and haven't been able to kick the habit every since. I wake up, look around, and take a breath, and there it is again. I figured if I moved to Colorado, at high altitude there'd be less of it, but it's everywhere and I have to have it. I cover my tires because I'm embarrassed—it has gotten into them no matter whether I use summer or winter air.

It is getting worse—I'm doing argon too.

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If you want to get real fancy, try NITROGEN.
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I can't see pay'n for that extra 21.2%.

Regular dry old atmosphere is good 'nuff for me.

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