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philh

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Posted: 06/11/19 05:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you like the look, then add the tire shine. I use black magic tire wet on both cars, but not on the truck or trailer.

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So tell us, do you plan on crawling under the trailer and TV to do the inside sides of the tires?

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There is a huge issue with RV tires. Tires can deteriorate when they are not used. They can actually live much longer if they are used at highway speeds fairly frequently. The heat helps draw chemicals to the surface which protect against dry rot. A tire that is not used can deteriorate in 4 years. I learned that the hard way when I tried to use a 4 year old spare tire.

When I researched the issue, I could not find anything positive about most tire treatments extending tire life. In fact there were some warnings that solvent based materials can accelerate deterioration. I did find positive support for Aerospace 303 which is water based. In order to be of value, you must first clean the tires on both sides and then apply the 303 on both sidewalls. You need to repeat about every 6 weeks.

BTW, the other method of extending tire life is to use a fabric cover. That will block UV rays but I doubt it will do much to extend tire life. My spare was stored under the truck and was never exposed to direct light.

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Fisherman wrote:

So tell us, do you plan on crawling under the trailer and TV to do the inside sides of the tires?


Why would anyone? The inside doesn’t see the sunlight like the outside does.


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I don't believe for a second that tire dressing hurts a tire, but once you start you have to keep up with it if you want black tires. Every dressing I've used seems to turn the tires brownish when it wears off.

Any products that don't do that I'm all ears. Like Armorall the tires sometimes but I'm not out shining tires every few weeks....


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dodge guy wrote:

Fisherman wrote:

So tell us, do you plan on crawling under the trailer and TV to do the inside sides of the tires?


Why would anyone? The inside doesn’t see the sunlight like the outside does.


Because tires dry rot without any exposure to sunlight.

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JimK-NY wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Fisherman wrote:

So tell us, do you plan on crawling under the trailer and TV to do the inside sides of the tires?


Why would anyone? The inside doesn’t see the sunlight like the outside does.


Because tires dry rot without any exposure to sunlight.


Yes, but faster in direct sunlight. On my last trailer the 2 curb side tires were always facing the south so they got sunlight all the time. the other 2 were on the north. When I replaced the tires (every 5 years) the 2 that got the exposure always showed signs of dry rot on the outside sidewall. the side away from the sun always looked good as did the insides of the tires. sunlight will kill a tire especially those that sit for extended time!

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^Yup.
Next time rotate the tires after a couple years of its parked in the same spot. Your welcome, lol.

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Armor all the inside of your tires = you’re so bored you literally don’t know what to do!
Anyone suffering from this syndrome, put down the spray bottle gently and call me. I have much more productive and satisfying projects for you at my place. You will not run out of things to do for a long time. Guaranteed....

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Grit dog wrote:

Armor all the inside of your tires = you’re so bored you literally don’t know what to do!
Anyone suffering from this syndrome, put down the spray bottle gently and call me. I have much more productive and satisfying projects for you at my place. You will not run out of things to do for a long time. Guaranteed....

BUT, I read it on the internet!

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