My mom, has gone crazy. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech General discussion of wheels and tires for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-06-2010
Hawklore's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 504
My mom, has gone crazy.

She is obsessed with the black shine on her tires.

I told her to stay away from tire shine, cleaners, etc.

So, she went out and bought this.



Please, help me convince her that it isn't worth it to have a shiny, brand new tire that will dry rot in a year. Especially down here in FL! Tires go quick.

She just bought Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-06-2010
silverstreak4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 979
I dont like the shiny crap because most of it is oil which just ends up on your paint from sling. I use Black Magic Matte it gives it a deeper black look and dries nicely.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-06-2010
t5cents's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eureka, CA
Posts: 1,521
so ur saying that the tire shine will make the tires rot...or that the tires rot so fast down there that it is not worth the money to spend on tire shine cause ur tires will rot in a year any ways....neither of those make any sense....why are u worrying about what ur mom likes? if she likes her tires shinny so be it.....it seems like ur making it a huge deal? also how are we supposed to convince her...are we supposed to call her or something?....lol
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-06-2010
atrocity's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 954Fl
Posts: 547
once she goes black she'll never come back...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-06-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Killafornia
Posts: 1,523
^ must not like his mom going black. sounds like its to late though
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-07-2010
Melt's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,392
tire shine helps the tires last cause they have uv protectant usually .... and yea as previously stated the downside is it being thrown on the car or if you live on a dirt road the dirt sticks.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-07-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Meguiars Hyper Dressing diluted 4:1 is the best!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-07-2010
04_xlt_4.0_4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: merced, ca
Posts: 1,154
yes sometimes it will sling but only if you like gob it on.... and yes usually they help to keep your tires freom rottiong and drying out. i use it on the outside but not the in cuz they are oil based and attrach dirt... i may apply it once every 3-4 washed and just use a wet cloth inbetween
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-07-2010
leadfoot's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MA
Posts: 894
I use the the matte black tire foam from Armor All. It has uv protectant.IMO shiny tires look stupid. Usually people just shine one side and you can see the non shinned side when they turn the corner. To mee it just seems phony like hubcaps I guess.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-07-2010
GrafixGuy's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 8,703
Megs. Endurance Tire Shine is pretty B.A. last about two weeks. smells like grape too.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-07-2010
kymudder08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Owensboro, KY
Posts: 838
i just use the liquid white stuff from armorall. it doesnt actuall "shine" the tires. its more like darkening the tire and making it blacker and it dries really good and protects the tires. i usually spray all the tires and let it sit for a few minutes and then go back over with a rag to wipe it off to prevent sling. i like it bc i hate the wet shinny stuff. crap in the spray cans and everything is bad for the tires. believe me, i detailed cars for 2 years and the cars that stayed on the lot for several months tires turned a nasty *** brown that wouldnt go away even after chemicals. and some even did dryrot
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-07-2010
Hawklore's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 504
Apparently some of you, not all of you, skipped chemistry.


Oil/Petroleum based products should not be put onto rubber based products.

I highly doubt something with such a high shine is water based.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-07-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Hyper Dressing is water based which is why you can dilute it. But yes, majority of over the counter dressings are oil/petroleum based which is why I use Hyper Dressing.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-07-2010
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
ive been using tire shine products for over 10 years and none of them have ruined any of my tires. i just sold my old 33" AT's that were on my ranger for almost 5 years that regularly had tire shine applied to them and there was not one sign of dry rot or cracking. what evidence to you have to prove that tire shine is damaging to tires?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-07-2010
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
ive been using tire shine products for over 10 years and none of them have ruined any of my tires. i just sold my old 33" AT's that were on my ranger for almost 5 years that regularly had tire shine applied to them and there was not one sign of dry rot or cracking. what evidence to you have to prove that tire shine is damaging to tires?
Same here, been using it since I was 16 and washing my vehicles. I've never had any issues with dry rot or the substance ruining my tires.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-07-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: white oak tx
Posts: 237
can i have your moms number lol
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-07-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
It makes me laugh when people spend so much time on their tires but leave the wheel wells covered in mud. As soon as they move it all the dirt falls off and gets stuck to the sides of the tire lol
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-07-2010
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
hell you should be proud your mom puts it on her self. i cant remember the last time my mom washed her car. i always have to do it or my dad.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-07-2010
Hawklore's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 504
She hasn't put it on...

Just wait.. I'll have to do it.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-07-2010
dcrymes99ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Greenville south carolina
Posts: 834
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
Meguiars Hyper Dressing diluted 4:1 is the best!!!!
Is this avalible at a local auto parts store? or do you have to buy this online?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-07-2010
wyldechild's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
It bugs the hell out of me to not shine my tires after cleaning my truck. I have to clean the white letters with comet, and I have to shine the tires.

I've been using tire shine for years as well, on all my tires, and haven't had any tire rot.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-07-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: white oak tx
Posts: 237
i cheat when it comes to tire cleaning. i hose them off and spray paint them with shinny black
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-07-2010
TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: austin, TX
Posts: 1,252
i work at a tire shop and have never seen any signs of rot because of any kind of tire shine.

im not a huge fan of a wet shine. its a mess too when you have to handle your tires. i prefer a clean matte black.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-07-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcrymes99ranger View Post
Is this avalible at a local auto parts store? or do you have to buy this online?
Normally online. Some speciality auto repair/paint shops will carry it though.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-07-2010
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcrymes99ranger View Post
Is this avalible at a local auto parts store? or do you have to buy this online?
The only retail store I have found that carries it is Sherwin Williams. If you don't have one of those in your area then I'd just get it online.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ive gone rattle can crazy scott5640 Snapshots 20 10-30-2012 06:39 PM
Need help: Gas guage has gone bi-polar Sonic04Edge General Technical & Electrical 12 09-12-2009 10:27 PM
3.0 gone crazy. mholland30188 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 3 08-09-2009 09:52 PM
Who all has crazy horns?? 2004edge General Ford Ranger Discussion 15 11-11-2004 08:50 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.