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Old 10-25-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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I was told that ,from a guy that fixes campers that I should use petroleum jelly on the tiers.has anyone heard this?
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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I've not heard of it before, but maybe it would take the place of Centramatics?
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:05 PM   #5
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This should help you out chisholmjb.

303 Products - All About Tire Care
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:16 PM   #6
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I agree with TRfour. 303 is good stuff. We use it on the vinyl in our boat to protect against the industrial strength Mexican sun. We used it regularly and the vinyl on our old boat looked new after four years of continuous exposure.
I hope the person who gave Chisholmjb the advice about petroleum jelly is better at mechanics than he is at giving advice. A petroleum based product will degrade rubber.
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I agree with TRfour. 303 is good stuff. A petroleum based product will degrade rubber.

As covered in the link above.

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Other Degradants
Petrochemicals and silicone oils can remove the protective waxes and increase the rate of degradation. Common automotive "protectants" and "tire dressings" are typically devoid of UV stabilizers of any type and contain petrochemicals and/or silicone oils which dissolve away the protective waxes and can actually aggress the sidewall. In the event of warranty sidewall failure, one of the first things tire manufacturers look for is evidence of the use of these types of products. When found, this is often cause for not warranting the sidewall failure.

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303 IS a UV inhibitor and is designated for tire and rubber use. Doesn't say on the bottle anything about petrochemicals.
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303 IS a UV inhibitor and is designated for tire and rubber use. Doesn't say on the bottle anything about petrochemicals.

Sorry for the confusion, dznfOg!
I'm adding the link again so that you can read the story behind the story.
303 Products - All About Tire Care

I hope this helps.
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Sorry for the confusion, dznfOg!
I'm adding the link again so that you can read the story behind the story.
303 Products - All About Tire Care

I hope this helps.
Ah, that covers it. They only thing I don't like about 303 on tires is; they look good for awhile then get streaky with dust and road grime. It also doesn't really work on the center section of a Classic bumper either, for the same reason.
303 seem to look good (for a long time) on smooth surfaces. BUT, I do love the UV protection. Have used it for years on canoes and the sun definitely doesn't affect them like non treated ones.
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Ah, that covers it. They only thing I don't like about 303 on tires is; they look good for awhile then get streaky with dust and road grime. It also doesn't really work on the center section of a Classic bumper either, for the same reason.
303 seem to look good (for a long time) on smooth surfaces. BUT, I do love the UV protection. Have used it for years on canoes and the sun definitely doesn't affect them like non treated ones.
Ya, I hear ya dznfOg... Kind'a like me. I always look better after a good shower, and a shave, to wash the days dirt and grime away...

However where tires are concerned, it is good to know the products that enhance and increase their lifespan and safety characteristics as well, over time!

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Ya, I hear ya dznfOg... Kind'a like me. I always look better after a good shower, and a shave, to wash the days dirt and grime away...

However where tires are concerned, it is good to know the products that enhance and increase their lifespan and safety characteristics as well, over time!

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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.
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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;
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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