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View Poll Results: what do you do?
Flat (keep it normal) 35 19.23%
semi shine 80 43.96%
super shiny 22 12.09%
DrIpPiNg WeT 9 4.95%
dirty 16 8.79%
I don't have tires 20 10.99%
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:18 PM   #26
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i spray some armorall on it. it only makes it "shiney" for a short while, but after the shine fades away, it gives the tire a nice depth in color IMO.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:59 PM   #27
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i spray some armorall on it. it only makes it "shiney" for a short while, but after the shine fades away, it gives the tire a nice depth in color IMO.
Again ARMORALL SUCKS! and it is bad for your car. it dries out the rubber and causes your dash, tires, and plastic to crack
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:24 AM   #28
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Prodcucts with pertroleum in the ingredients are bad for your rubber/plastic. Original armorall does not have petroleum by-products in it. Not sure about the foam applicator though.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #29
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Again ARMORALL SUCKS! and it is bad for your car. it dries out the rubber and causes your dash, tires, and plastic to crack

i've sprayed it TONS of times and nothing's wrong with it. i dont use it on my dash or any plastics, just rubber pieces on the window seals and my tires. my tires will wear out from spirit driving before the armorall can kill it
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #30
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Use Griot's Rubber cleaner to completely clean the tires, getting down to nice, fresh rubber, then a light coat of their wheel shine. No grease, barely attracts dirt (compared to LOL SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINEEEEEEEE Armor All), and gives it a nice satin finish.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:01 PM   #31
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I use 303....I have a problem cleaning brake dust off my tires. Anyone have any tricks for easy cleaning?
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:14 PM   #32
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back in the old days at my work some ppl used clear coat spray on in a can. that looks good but after time it starts to crack so you need to keep up with it.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:22 PM   #33
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I use 303....I have a problem cleaning brake dust off my tires. Anyone have any tricks for easy cleaning?

get a hard scrubbing brush + soap. and do it while its warm
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:54 AM   #34
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I use 303....I have a problem cleaning brake dust off my tires. Anyone have any tricks for easy cleaning?

Ill Say it again Go to Wal Mart and get purple power degreaser its in automotive. spray it on and it will strip the tires and wheels to a nice clean finish. I use it on my STi BBS wheels all the time Hell and my wife's BBS wheels. Gold and Silver
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:19 AM   #35
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i keep mine with that lovely brownish brake dust color, oh and westleys bleche white does the trick. has a lovely smell of burning nostril hairs.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:23 AM   #36
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i keep mine with that lovely brownish brake dust color, oh and westleys bleche white does the trick. has a lovely smell of burning nostril hairs.

Are you drunk?

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Old 11-26-2008, 06:46 AM   #37
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i keep mine with that lovely brownish brake dust color, oh and westleys bleche white does the trick. has a lovely smell of burning nostril hairs.

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All natural. And yes I am.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:30 AM   #38
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:22 AM   #39
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Cat Spray Is The Best!!!!

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Old 11-26-2008, 11:53 AM   #40
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Every stuff I use ends up drying in 20 secs =[
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:31 PM   #41
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Again ARMORALL SUCKS! and it is bad for your car. it dries out the rubber and causes your dash, tires, and plastic to crack
i thought the sun made the dash crack....but i will admit that im not a doctor.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:03 PM   #42
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I use Adam's VRT for my tires, dash, and trim... since it's water based, I can thin it out if i want...
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:16 AM   #43
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Use it its cheaper than anything else and works great and it does not burn the hairs out of your nose...... unless you want that.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:33 PM   #44
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^i have used that before and was not a big fan
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:34 PM   #45
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After I get done washing the car, brush off the dirt and I use More shine by Stoner products I've been using this stuff for years and so far so good not greasy, no cracks on tires, nor dust collector...

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:48 PM   #46
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i use a same product but yeah it still grabs dust like no other but keeps cracks to barley none. nice look just a pain to clean from lower rear renders and tire. Not really good looking with a new coat when you still have left over on your tire...best removed with pressure washer.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:13 PM   #47
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Maguires tire gel works pretty good I had a bad experiance with armoral it cracked my tire in the summer. i learn my lesson tire shine on important days only
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #48
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Eagle one all wheel and tire cleaner is pretty much as good as it gets for removing old road grime. After that, any tire shine will do the trick. Just depends on how shiny you want your tires to be.
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:35 PM   #49
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to get the new tire look (not the glossy/greasy/shiny look) I use "spitfire", something we have at work - it cleans the tire and makes the rubber all sticky again, without having to use tire shine.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #50
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I love a matte finish on tires. 303 is good stuff!
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