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Old 11-04-2006
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tire shine

what does everyone use to keep yals tires shining?
armorall spray throws up tha oils on the paint when ya drive so it looks like crap. i really like the foaming spray that you spray on and jus let it sit and evaporate or drip off..
whats everyones favorite?
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i have tried that foam stuff before on my moms van and it looke pretty good
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Old 11-04-2006
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I use black magic either the spray or foam work great. Maguires Hot Shine works good but cost a little more. And I think No Touch Tire Shine works good.
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Black Magic spray is the shizzle!!

I use it on the tires and on in the wheel wells, it keeps the plastic looking clean after a wash and it prevents mud from caking on there. Washing is easy when there's a coat of BM in the wells.

Just an offroader tip....LOL Some guys even use baby oil under there.

The key to any wheel spray or foam is to make sure it's 100% dry on the tire before driving. I've seen people spray on foam then take off........it will leave a tiger stripe effect on the tire. Even with Armoral, if there's no excess, nothing will go onto the paint.
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I use the new kind in the orange container, you use the foam brush to put it on....

Oh yea, Mark98xlt knows ALL about tire shine....

Rocky

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meguiars hot shine. in the arosol can. love the adjustable nossle, and if you spray it on and wait about 5-15 min before driving i have never had a problem with is slinging back on the truck. the only stuff that i dont have to chase beind it and wipe it off agian
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I use zaino tire shine, cost about 16.99 for like 8oz bottle. but it the best i have ever used.
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I use meguire's foam and then a coat or 2 of black magic spray
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I use this stuff it works pretty good
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I use the No Touch spray in the aerosol can ... works AWESOME and the "wet tire" effect lasts 5 - 6 days at a time so I only have 1 or 2 days of crappy lookin tires before I wash the truck and re-apply the spray again.Ive heard it has lots of silicone in it tho wich apparently is not good for the rubber. Im lookin for something new to use now so I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread.
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I use this stuff it works pretty good
i have used that to but i dont like it. i just the stuff i get from work (i am car detailer) so i get all the commerical stuff free =)
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I use one of two products, the dri wash n guard tire treatment, or 303 protectant which is the only two product sI know that after you apply it and tuch the tire you don't get the grease from the products on you hands it actually cleans the tire and puts a protectant on rather then just putting crap on the tire

We also sell both products at www.waterlesscarwashproducts.com/catalog
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Meguiars hot shine.

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Black Magic. in the aerosol can. foamy version.
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some one mentioned something about an off roaders tip...
for off road or snow driving.. if ya spray non stick cooking spray on the bed side behind the tires the mud/snow build up wont stick and will jsut wash off...
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stoners more shine works awsome
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amoral tire foam spray crap..

works fine never had a problem with it..doesnt make em greasy or fling on body
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I use this stuff it works pretty good
Does that stuff turn the tire brown after a while though?
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Black Magic. in the aerosol can. foamy version.
ditto
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I use the rub on Meguiars. I don't remember what it's called, but it's a purple gel that you rub onto the tires. Haven't had to do it on me new tires (just got them) but I loved the way it looked on my old ones.
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i've been using Black Magic Tire Wet Gel, and i just switched over to Black Magic Titanium Tire Wet Gel;



i apply it with a foam applicator pad. i don't like using the sprays or foams because the overspray ends up on my wheels, and the mist particles can show up on my windows and stuff. (i'm uber ****-retentive about my truck's cleanliness though... hehe)
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the stuff i used(< past tense) started making the edges of my brand new tires brown. I stopped using it completely hoping i would stop it before it got too bad. Any clue why it made it brown?
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the stuff i used(< past tense) started making the edges of my brand new tires brown. I stopped using it completely hoping i would stop it before it got too bad. Any clue why it made it brown?
Here is the 'Tech Facts' about why tires are black. Read though it, It will explain what happened to your tires.

PS: This is from 303. Which is a product that I have been using for 5+ years and LOVE IT. Look past the 303 advertisements in the write up and gather the technical data. It is a very well writen article!

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WHY ARE TIRES BLACK?
The sidewalls of tires which are parked for extended periods dry, check and split. Annually, tire "dry-rot" is a multimillion dollar problem for RVers, trailer boaters and owners of classic cars. This engineering memorandum is a scientific examination of the whys of the process and explains in detail how 303 Protectant™ is an answer to the tire dry-rot problem.
Tire manufacturers blend into the tire polymer certain chemical ingredients which inhibit damage from ozone and ultraviolet light, the main environmental degradents of tires and all other types of synthetic and natural rubbers. Ozone is an odorless gas, but is commonly thought of as the "electric train smell". Though more severe in cities and manufacturing centers, ozone is part of the are we breathe everywhere on earth,. Hastened by the hazardous effects of UV light, ozone eventually causes rubber to dry and become brittle no matter the locale.

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT: The need to protect rubber against UV damage is why tires are black. For this purpose a common type of UV stabilizer called a ‘competitive absorber’ is used. Competitive absorbers work by capturing & absorbing harmful UV light wave energy (instead of the adjacent molecule of tire polymer. . .that’s why it’s called ‘competitive’). Competitive absorbers have the added ability to convert harmful UV light wave energy into heat so it can dissipate harmlessly. ALL tire manufacturers use the same competitive absorber, carbon black. . .an extremely inexpensive compound. All other UV stabilizers are prohibitively expensive. This is why tires are black and why tires are not available in designer colors. All UV stabilizers are sacrificial, meaning they are gradually “used up” to where they can no longer protect against UV damage. As carbon black loses the ability to do its job, it turns gray. This is why rubber grays as it ages.

OZONE: Tire manufacturers use waxes to protect against ozone. When tires are in use (regularly running up and down the road for example) they flex. Flexing causes the protective waxes to migrate to the surface where they form a physical barrier between the air (ozone and oxygen) and the tire polymer. This process
...the waxes migrating to the surface of the tire during flexing...is called “blooming”. When tires are not regularly used (a parked RV, boat trailer or classic car, etc.), blooming does not occur. Ozone begins eating away the protective wax and before long reaches the tire polymer. Often by this time, the surface carbon black has lost its ability to protect against UV. With UV light and ozone working in concert, degradation starts. The tire dries, checks and will eventually crack.

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.

303 FOR TIRES: 303 contains no petrochemicals or silicone oils and does not remove the protective waxes. 303 is actually absorbed into tires, delivering its unique set of powerful UV stabilizers into the tire polymer, supplementing and surpassing the UV protective action of the carbon black, and leaving a long-lasting, flexible protective finish that is water repellent, detergent resistant and will not attract dust. Ozone must eat through the 303 before it can get to the wax. 303 is an extremely effective anti-oxidant and anti-ozonant. 303 is the longest lasting, most powerful protective and beautifying treatment for tires and all other synthetic and natural rubber.

TIPS FOR TIRES: 303 treated tires have the rich, waxy, almost vinyl-like, dark black look of new rubber. 303 tires look and feel like brand new, not greasy-new. FOR MAXIMUM TIRE BEAUTY: Spray 303 directly on a clean & dry tire until the sidewall is thoroughly wet with 303. Without touching the rubber, easily wipe away any 303 overspray from the rim. Do each tire the same way. After 10 - 20 minutes, wipe around each tire once or twice with a dry rag to pick up any unabsorbed 303. Your tires will have the look and feel of fresh new rubber. FIRST TIME USE: On sidewalls that are excessively dried out, two treatments may be necessary the first time. To note: A) The regular use of 303 can entirely prevent the UV and ozone damage associated with parked tires. Reapply 303 every 20-30 days. B) 303 is 100% safe for all types of wheels, all alloys. Wheels regularly treated with 303 repel water, road grime and brake dust and clean up far easier than untreated wheels.
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Old 01-24-2007
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I use this stuff that foams up and drys off leaving a nice black but not shinny residue. Its in a yellow can. I like it cuz it dosen't collect dust or that darn red pollen we get
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