Tyre Dressing

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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by campbell » Tue May 15, 2018 7:53 am

Update.

I'm finding the gel tends to spray off down the bodywork of the car once you are rolling
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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by Stephen » Tue May 15, 2018 8:36 am

Given that tyres are designed for the harshest of conditions I doubt a little Mr Sheen will cause a disaster. Sounds more like marketing to me.
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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by Ferg » Tue May 15, 2018 9:10 am

its a silicone / non silicone argument rather than MrSheen specifically. Takes your choices etc. :)
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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by Stephen » Tue May 15, 2018 10:07 am

I used to give them a very quick wipe with thinners. Gives a really great matt finish and evaporates almost immediately.
Re the silicone I'd check the tyre manufacturers sites to see if they warn against any chemical use. As I say I think the tyre bling industry is mostly marketing.

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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by whaleys » Tue May 22, 2018 2:47 pm

I realise I'm late to this but I've ended up with liking "Armor All Extreme Tyre Shine Gel". It goes on well, looks good and lasts a decent time.

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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by Ferg » Tue May 22, 2018 3:46 pm

I decided to go and get some expert advice on the 'Does silicone damage tyres?'. Fortunately I didn't have to try too hard as my better half is a process engineer at a company that makes rubber for car tyres. The response was that silicone forms part of the compound used in the manufacturer of the tyre so its very unlikely to have any damaging effect. So Stephen is correct, all marketing.

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Re: Tyre Dressing

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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by Ferg » Tue May 22, 2018 8:39 pm

I'm pretty sure spewing on them won't help either the condition of the tyre nor cause any degradation. 😉 Can't talk for pee on the front near side neither. 😂
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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by tut » Tue May 22, 2018 10:26 pm

Rear near side Ferg to comply with the Law.

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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by Ferg » Tue May 22, 2018 11:07 pm

Knew I was doing it wrong 😁
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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by Stephen » Wed May 23, 2018 6:03 am

Ok next up, is car shampoo any better or worse than washing up liquid, or is it marketing again?
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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by rossybee » Wed May 23, 2018 8:05 am

Stephen wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 6:03 am
Ok next up, is car shampoo any better or worse than washing up liquid, or is it marketing again?
I reckon fairy up would be a bit less gentle on paintwork, but then I've never been a polisher so what do I know? :mrgreen:

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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by Stephen » Wed May 23, 2018 8:25 am

Pots and pans are painted.
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Post by rossybee » Wed May 23, 2018 9:13 am

Yeah but less fvcks are given to the finish :blackeye
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Re: Tyre Dressing

Post by flyingscot68 » Wed May 23, 2018 1:07 pm

Dog pee leaves a nice sheen, can't get the bugger to spray it on in a uniform fashion though.

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