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Old 03-09-2010
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Tell her to ditch that shi* and get 303 Aerospace Protectant.

303 Products, Inc.: 303 Aerospace Protectant

It actually protects the tires from rotting and from sun damage. You can use it on lots of stuff too, we used to use it on a bunch of stuff around the house, kept our leather spa cover nice in the arizona 100+ degree weather.

and by the way, its SHINY not shinny, unless you're using your shins for tire shine, which sounds painful and ineffective.
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Old 03-20-2010
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I flunked chemistry - been using a variety of tire dressings for 30 years and have never had a tire shine related tire failure.
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Old 03-22-2010
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clean the rubber with comet, and do the white letters with an SOS pad. Follow that up with plain Armor-All protectant
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Old 03-22-2010
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I believe the tire bleach and other harsh cleaners are worse for your tires than the tire protectant.

every vehicle I have used tire bleach and some type of tire juice has had brown and cracked sidewalls. even after 1-2 years.

every vehicle I have had that simply got a soapy water scrub and tire juice had brownish sidewalls and no cracking..

every vehicle that got nothing but a car wash had dirty black sidewalls and no cracking....

I do like a bit of tire juice on my tires, but I stay away from anything but a brush and soap on the sidewalls.
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Old 03-23-2010
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I'm lazy. I let the mexicans at thre local car (truck) wash put tire cleaner on my tires. shines them up and no sign of "dry rot" after nearly 36,000 miles.
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Old 03-23-2010
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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.
same
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Old 04-02-2010
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I love shiny tires on my ranger.. wish they were wrapped with 20" chromes
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Old 04-12-2010
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I've been using tire shine on all of my cars with brands such as Pirelli P Zeros, Michelin Pilot Sport 2's, Continental ContiProContacts and Michelin Primacy MXV4's and never had a tire rot. Maybe it's the brand of tires or what you're washing them with is what is causing the rot.

No problems here and I didn't flunk chemistry.
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Old 04-12-2010
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I just recently started using Tuf Shine. Its actually dry so you dont have to worry about sling or it getting on everything it touches. Looks incredible and lasts longer than pretty much everything ive used. Not exactly cheap though which sucks but a little goes a long way with it.
TUF SHINE Auto Detailing Kit | Tire Shine and Wheel Care Kit | TUF SHINE | Permanent Tire Shine Dressing For Autos, Trucks, Boats and RV's
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Old 04-17-2010
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lol, it wont make them rot.... who told you that? lol
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Old 04-17-2010
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armor all is a water based silicone solution. Not a petroleum based solvent. Its fine.

Solvents are different. They will destroy rubber. Think about it this way too, silicone lubricants are used extensively for rubber suspension components and urethane bushings.
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Old 04-18-2010
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Megs. Endurance Tire Shine is pretty B.A. last about two weeks. smells like grape too.
lol i used to love that stuff it was a big pain to clean tho, the smell remided me of kids tylonol lol
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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.
i learned this in sex ed. not chemistry.
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