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Clean and dress tires???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by countrylivn, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Apr 17, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    countrylivn

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    What is something that can be used to protect the tires and make them look new ( not shiny and sticky ) that also doesn't stain the driveway ??

    what does everyone use to clean your tires? brushes, cleaner etc etc ??
     
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  2. Apr 17, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    dirt, mud, and rain :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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    I wouldn't do it a lot, but about once a year, the tires on my hunting truck get so dirty that they look brown and the stains won't just wash off. So, I have figured out that Easy Off oven cleaner and a brush will clean them and make them as black as new again. Spray on, let sit about 5-10 minutes, then the dirt is easy to get off with a brush.
     
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  4. Apr 17, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    also im not looking to make them look new meaning all shiny or whatever you want to call it.. I just mean in the sense of cracking or dryrot....
     
  5. Apr 17, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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    It doesn't leave the tires shiny at all...just black. I did it once a year for 6 or 7 years without any sign of cracking or dryrot.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    Some kind of rubber cleaner and Kiwi black shoe polish
     
  7. Apr 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    did you cover the wheels? when you used the oven cleaner?
     
  8. Apr 18, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    Typically I just use what's left in the bucket after I wash my truck and toilet type brush. If my tires are still Brown from mud I will take some dawn dish soap or simple green and wash them and my wheel wells. Then I go to my local Dollar General and buy some good ol' STP Son of a gun. Just look for Richard Petty... can't miss it. It works really good on my tires and wheel wells and after a day or two it has a nice deep black matte finish that lasts. I'm sure there are higher end products out there but if it ain't broke don't fix it. Plus it's CHEAP.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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    This stuff works great as well but I'm always paranoid it will mess up the powder coat on my wheels.
     
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  12. Apr 18, 2017 at 1:56 PM
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  13. Apr 18, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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