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Old 21 Jul 2003, 09:39 am
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Every weekend we make the tires shine with dressings. Should we on occasion strip this shine back down to bare rubber? If so, what should we use to clean the tire, dawn?
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Old 21 Jul 2003, 10:45 am
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I use westley's white wall cleaner, does a great job.Also to make the wheel wells look nice before a show i use black magic tire spray on the wheel wells only.[?]

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Old 21 Jul 2003, 12:05 pm
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I tried numerous "tire black" products over many years and have never scrubbed them down to start over. Most products wear off in very little time and others tell you that there product actually helps prevent mildew, molding and cracking so they aren't intended to be taken off. I've had no ill affects from leavng any of the products on the tires.
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Old 24 Jul 2003, 12:03 pm
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i use zanio tire shine works great !! no build up on tires either
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Old 06 Aug 2003, 01:18 am
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I have to jump in on this thread. Many companies are making dressings with solvent base material. It does shine, but it also DESTROYS YOUR RUBBER. I have used dozens of dressings, including the black magic, which happens to be solvent based. I bring a bottle of BM with me in my detail clinics, and demonstrate what solvent does to your tires, and finish. The best product you can use with the best results is a water based dressing. That us why I developed Ultimate dressing which comes from a professional chemical company. I use it on engines, rubber seals, tires, dash (it has UV protection) wheel wells, the list goes on and on. It is by far the best product on the market. Which is why I went with it. Crewzin is correct, you don';t need to strip the tires, but you should always clean well with a stiff brissel brush with soap and water anyway. jforce, you should try rubberized paint in your wells, I did it and everyone that sees it can't believe how it looks. Next step, spray a little wd40 in there, that will help repel the dirt, and keep them nicer longer, just a little detail trick Gary
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