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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just had my 195/55s put on and noticed within 2 days after I wash my car and use Westleys tire cleaner that the tires look like Herseys chocolate brown. Most tires dont get that bad until they have some age on them and were never dressed.

anyone had any of these tires with this problem. I cant be dressing my tires every 3 days and then have all that crap sling off on my white car.

any ideas gentlemen?

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Why do you do anything to tires' finish anyway?


I don't get it.


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Tires have their own manual. Usually note no dressing....
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no dressing than I will be the only guy with a Smart car driving around with Hershey Bar colored tires.....would you want tires like that Sub?

most tires take some time to do that but mine do it in 2 days
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Post pic(s) please. Hard to understand the concern without seeing....
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Does the car wash apply something like Armor All on tires automatically? That crap attracts dust like crazy, I won't have them do it as it makes my tires brown...


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I would like to post pics but I do not know how. No one washes my cars and bikes but me. I have tried many dressings but have not found one that does not sling and lasts more that 4 or 5 days.

You all may think I am nuts but I dressed them with brake fluid then wiped each tire dry. Now the rubber looks like it is supposed to (flat dark black).

Oh, and the dressings all attract dust, but dust is not the problem nor is brake dust (I use ceramic anyway). Now I want to see how it last and holds up in rain and sun.

Stay tuned for further developments
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You all may think I am nuts but I dressed them with brake fluid then wiped each tire dry. Now the rubber looks like it is supposed to (flat dark black).
Back in the day (pre EPA), brake fluid was used by car dealers, detailers & hot rodders as the go to "tire shine."

Was found to accelerate tire rubber cracking AND can remove paint???
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I am a big fan of 303 Protectant. It's supposed to actually restore oxidized rubber and plastic, and block out the UV rays from the sun. It darkens rubber and makes it slippery. I've used the original formula on the car. I see they have a automotive version available too now. The only problem is that it washes off in the rain, quicker than a wax. Maybe the automotive stuff might last longer.
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Also check the tire date on the tires, and for any recalls....
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