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Old 09-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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A Note on Tire Dressing/ Tire Shine



YES that is old tire dressing sludge!!!

Everyone loves the look of freshly dressed tires, it really completes the look of the entire detail. However, not all tire dressings are created equal. Most people who use tire dressings are aware of the dreaded sling some of them produce, but the issues donít stop there. This sling off can actually stain paint and plastic parts if left long enough. More importantly, tire manufacturers add antioxidants and antiozonants to the sidewall and tread to help prevent premature aging from ozone and weather exposure. Certain cleaners and tire shines can remove these important components of the tire which can lead to cracking and sidewall failure.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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YES that is old tire dressing sludge!!!

Everyone loves the look of freshly dressed tires, it really completes the look of the entire detail. However, not all tire dressings are created equal. Most people who use tire dressings are aware of the dreaded sling some of them produce, but the issues donít stop there. This sling off can actually stain paint and plastic parts if left long enough. More importantly, tire manufacturers add antioxidants and antiozonants to the sidewall and tread to help prevent premature aging from ozone and weather exposure. Certain cleaners and tire shines can remove these important components of the tire which can lead to cracking and sidewall failure.
Not sure which tire dressing you use, but keep it away from my car!
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Nick, this is an informational article. Picture was taken during a detail on a customers car and is something I run into often as a professional detailer.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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Sooo what should I be using? Is one better than another? Recommendations?
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ive been using waterbased dressings & have given up on all the gels bc of this reason. great pic & about that sizzling bacon sig pic! i want some bacon! now im hungry & i have to leave for work...

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #6
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Sooo what should I be using? Is one better than another? Recommendations?
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I'd like to have this information too. Not using the wrong 'unnamed' dressings is some good info, but it would be better if you'd said what you use.

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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Wow that is incredible, throw that product away!

I HIGHLY recommend the TUF SHINE Tire Appearance Kit to anyone who wants a water based dressing that will last months! I've used so many different options this is easily the most durable choice that is good for rubber as well. Check out some of these articles about this kit:
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