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  1. nxhappy

    nxhappy Well-Known Member Established Member

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    ok so today I was talking to this guy, he claimed tire shine or tire dressing causes tires to crack and get damaged. I have been shining tires for 20 years with all sorts of products. I think this guy doesn't know WTF he's talking about. I have NEVER damaged my tires in such manner and have been doing it for a long time. What are your thoughts.
     
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    Skitzerman NE Philly Premium Member Established Member

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    That guy has his head stuck in a stinky place. The sun, normal wear and tear along with age, are what causes tires to degrade.
     
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  3. Ohio Snake

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    Water based shine is probably best, but does not last as long as petroleum or solvent based shines. Petroleum or solvent based last longer, but I have seen a buildup of gunk on the tire which could cause some cracking.
    Personally, I clean the tires when washing to get a fresh surface...no issues here.


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    I’ve been using some form of tire shine for 25 years with no issues. I put 60,000 miles in about three years on some tires they were shiny the whole time no cracks. I think it is age and sun that does it. When I lived in Vegas my mother-in-law parked her car outside and the drivers side tire which got sun all day needed to be replaced before the other two because they were cracking.


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    The only issue I’ve had is yellowing of the tire with a certain tire shine. I quickly tossed it and went back with Meguiars or Black Magic.


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    You're on the right track. If the shine contains petroleum distillate solvents, it may cause damage to the tire over time.

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    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    I've definitely used various products over the years that ate my tires from just sitting
     
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    I use water based. The other stuff is too greasy.
     
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    That what I have done as well. I do have a top tier tire dressing but have chosen not to use it....yet. So far, I haven't needed it. I also only have 3,100 miles on the car (13 months of ownership), so that is a factor to how great the tires still look.
     
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    I hate tire dressing and ESPECIALLY engine dressing/gloss with a passion. Gets everywhere, looks like shit after a few days and if you touch it... God help you getting that shit off.

    Fresh and clean but no dressing for me please!
     
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    I gave up on that stuff. Maguire's natural shine is okay and smells great but otherwise just a mess. Haven't tried any top tier stuff, but lets be honest my car is a quick ass shitbox, not wasting money on stuff like that. Mythbusters proved you can polish a turd but neither cost nor time effective.
     
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    I use Zaino tire dressing. Its water based, last long (enough) if not a daily driver and comes clean off when washed.


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    Engine Bay....

    Use Jax Wax Dash Vent Magic (hides water spots especially in hard to clean areas) for a clean new car look that last a long time or Pig Snot for glossy look (car show to impress). Both are really good and not messy.


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    I guess I'm a dinosaur using Zaino's tire shine, its water based and just makes it look nice a dark. It isn't all greasy and shiny
     
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    nxhappy Well-Known Member Established Member

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    he was very animate lol. I just nodded my head. ****ing dumb ass.
     
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    nxhappy Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I like high gloss. by far the best IMO is hot shine tire aerosol spray.
     
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    I have lived in hot ass weather all my life. I have never seen tire damage due to tire shine. Usually the damaged tires are 10 years old or more.
     
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    I have a Viper and a Raptor that both get used for what they were intended.

    My tires don't last long enough for me to worry about tire shine damaging them. lol
     
  20. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Same.

    Scrub the sidewall with a brush, then hit it with a wash mitt you don't use for paint.

    Entirely subjective but I like a clean tire over a shiny tire.
     

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