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Posted: 03/13/19 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My used motorhome came with top of the line Michelin tires with like new tread, but badly cracked sidewalls. The inner rear tires were slightly damaged and spare was like new with soft pliable uncracked sidewalls.

I bought a quilted moving blanket on sale at Harbor Freight for $6, cut it into 4 pieces, added some nylon string, and put them on whenever parked outside more than a couple of days.

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Posted: 03/13/19 07:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

By accident, I discovered another use for 303 beyond protecting surfaces from UV.

I spray it on spots in my RV's carpets, rub it into the spot area, and then wipe where the spot was thoroughly with a dry cloth. WaLa ... the spot is gone with no discoloration of the carpet.

(I don't work for the 303 manufacturer, either. [emoticon] )


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Posted: 03/13/19 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The solitary perfect protector for tires and plastic is shade

Next is silicone dielectric grease. No petroleum. But the stuff is costly and has to be applied something like twice a year. It really works. I used tons of it on rubber and stainless steel adel clamps sitting in the sun. Works on plastic electrical wiring, but cross link insulated wire is almost as good.

Go to the tropics. Observe bronzed ladies of advanced years. Their skin resembles a gator's.

Ultraviolet is a powerful ray. Even virus and bacteria surrender before it.

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Posted: 03/13/19 11:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From my research, Aerospace 303 Protectant does not contain any silicone and the company seems to make a marketing point by saying that it doesn't - as if to say that silicone would be undesirable.

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Silicone requires -pure- silicone. Perhaps this is the deciding point? Price?

My decades long experience with silicone dielectric grease decided the issue for me. Has Aerospace 303 been around for decades?

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All my trailers sit in the tractor shed or the trailer barn out of the sun light. The only time their in the sun is when used. I'm not a wealthy person so my trucks and trailers have to last many years.
I've had my current 5er for 19 years and use Tire Care (all cars and trucks) about 2-3 times a year. I use LT tires on all my trailers and run them for 50k-55k miles and 7-8 years before selling them and replace with same.

I've tried 303 on my truck tires and found it doesn't stay on near as long as Tire Care.


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Posted: 03/15/19 01:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Silicone requires -pure- silicone. Perhaps this is the deciding point? Price?

My decades long experience with silicone dielectric grease decided the issue for me. Has Aerospace 303 been around for decades?


... Long enough for 10's/100's of thousands of users to swear by it. [emoticon]

Of course 303 contains no petroleum distillates, either.

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How come my 3 year old MAXXIS tires on MotorCycle Trailer setting in direct sunlight for 6mo out of the year and same with truck tires that never gets stored inside have ZERO cracking but my Dunlop MotorCycle tires have very small cracks, they are two years old ? MC is always stored inside unless being ridden. I use NOTHING on my tires.

RV tires never covered and I stay in HOT weather and never a crack.

NOTHING against 303 but I can't see how it does any good.


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My overwhelming first choice is shade. Especially when the sun is so intense down here to touch chrome is to end up with a red spot and stinging, after lacing together a new and quite memorable string of colorful expletives.

How hot? When working on the car and tools are in the sun they are submerged in pail of water.

Turn the cold water on in the shower and wait until it doesn't scald.

When the kWh of my 600 lb Vestfrost refrigerator is double that of winter. When the Viking 120vac refrigerator spend more time running than off.

There is something malevolent in tropical humid air. It hates anything man made. Including man.

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