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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old May 20th, 13, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Tire detailing...what product to get?

With all the tire dressings/detailings/protectors out there, which one to get these days?

Any tire product out there that doesn't contain silicon and leave the shiny look?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old May 20th, 13, 08:52 AM
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Re: Tire detailing...what product to get?

Coke. Sounds crazy but pour Coke (diet or regular) on a small towel and dress your tires with it. It soaks in and turns them nice and black with no greasy shine. Works great!
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Coke???

Now how did you learn that trick?
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Hey capt

I sparingly use Mothers Protectant on my tires with a sponge applicator. Works great.

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I've tried all the products. One day, my neighbor suggested coke. Thought he was nuts but after trying it I will never use anything else.
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Well here goes! The best product I ever used on tires is black boot polish. Not too shiny and last long. Smear it on buff it off, works best with smooth wall tires.
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Using 303 Aerospace Protectant on all our tires for over 30 years. Everything from boat trailers, to motorcoach, to air planes. Contains UV protectants, no petroleum distillates, and does not leave a greasy oily shine.

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Using 303 Aerospace Protectant on all our tires for over 30 years. Everything from boat trailers, to motorcoach, to air planes. Contains UV protectants, no petroleum distillates, and does not leave a greasy oily shine.
Same here. Really good stuff!

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I'm gonna try the coke thing, usually use original tire foam which is ok not the gold crap. my buddy swears by the armorall squeegee applicator tire shine but don't have the heart to tell him it looks disgusting and is all up his quarters onto the windows.
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COKE! Ya gotta be kidding! I can see it attracting every bug at a meet, esp if on grass...but, there's got to be stranger things used on tires in the past, eh?

I do use that 303 on the vert top, and it works out well, but never considered it for the rubber.

Thanks for the suggestionsmy usual stuff was gettin' pretty long in the tooth and the concrete driveway didn't like it much either!.

Coke? Hmmmm?

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What look are you after? I hate shiny armor all'd tires.
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What look are you after? I hate shiny armor all'd tires.
As I mentioned, Rob, I want to stay away from that shiny look...this is what I think is brought about by the silicon, eh? And I hear you on that certain product ine.

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Would Pepsi be OK? What about Dr. Pepper?

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An old trick is brake fluid. Satin finish.

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An old trick is brake fluid. Satin finish.
Wouldn't "brake fluid" be just a little harsh for the tires...you can see what it can do to some paint, eh?

And Dave...i think of better things to do with those beverages mentioned.

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