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Hot Rods Tire dressing , Yes or No

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JD Miller, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. JD Miller
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,792

    JD Miller
    from Wildomar

    Do you use tire dressing Yes or No ?
  2. mike in tucson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 485

    mike in tucson
    from Tucson

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  3. I use dressing on my salad, but my tires are naked.
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  4. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 558


    No tire dressing for me. I think it looks goofy.
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  5. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,334

    from So Cal

    I have at times. Sometimes I'll hit the tires with Pledge while I'm wiping down the car with it. IT works well as a tire dressing too.
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  6. No. I usually don't even wash them. But all my rigs are drivers...
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  7. Kenny P
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 448

    Kenny P

  8. Westley’s BlecheWhite (I think they spell it weird like that)
    but otherwise it seems be a vicious circle with the armor all type stuff - like chapstick. Use it once and you’re stuck using it always.

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  9. Nope, like someone else said I only use dressing on my salad. :D HRP
  10. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 813


    Clean them with Comet cleanser (or similar) using a scrub brush when washing the car. It gives tires the "proper", natural black sheen. I think "shiney' tires look silly, and generally they're blotchy if the car has been driven at all.

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  11. I use Meguiar's Natural Shine Vinyl & Rubber Protectant . It is not shiny, just makes them look clean.
  12. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,185

    Jalopy Joker

    use dressing that gives non-gloss results - like the look of new tires, not used & abused
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  13. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
    Posts: 498


    Autoglym Instant Tire dressing
    Low sheen

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  14. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    I like my tires like my women...... without dressing! :p
  15. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
    Posts: 33

    from Tulare, CA

    I use Poorboys World Bold N Bright. Just one coat gives the tires a nice matte finish and it lasts a wash or two before having to reapply. Doesn’t sling off on the paint either.

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  16. Back in the olden days, I used to mix up a bowl of water with sugar in it. Wipe them down and let it dry. Not shiny looking but very black and sharp looking. As I remember it
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  17. JakesA
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 49


    I feel if you are going to the effort to clean your hobby/collector car then probably the tires should be cleaned with whatever your using on the car and a scrubbing brush. Not so sure if a dressing is required if yes then try (old school) shoe polish.
  18. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    I use 303 UV protectant makes tires look a dark natural no shine also can be used door seals, vinyl and leather interior and the list comes on and on
    CAUTION becomes very addictive
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    Yes I use tire dressing, but it is not a high sheen product. It is a WAB tire dressing. Usually you will find it at an over road truck shop. When I was in the heavy duty truck business we sold it.
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  20. donno
    Joined: Feb 28, 2015
    Posts: 400


    I just wet the tire's and spray on the stuff from the dollar store, ("Totally Awesome") and rinse it off. Shiny tire's ain't on my list.
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  21. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,969

    from Idaho

    Used brake fluid … wipe on, flashes off in minutes. Plus, it's free./
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  22. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 373


    I clean the tires with Griots Garage rubber cleaner then apply their satin tire spray, it looks natural not shiny or glossy. It lasts quite awhile on my daily drivers and longer on my “good cars”. For vinyl trim on the DD’s I use Mothers Back to Black.
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  23. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    Bandit Billy

    Glossy no, clean and black yes. "A waxed car with dirty tires looks like wearing a tuxedo with dirty tennis shoes" - my old man
  24. I sometimes use the no gloss dressing when my tires start to turn brown (tire blooming).
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  25. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,101


    About once a year, then I wipe them down so they are not shiny
  26. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,822


    I use the stuff that makes the tires look new, kinda a semigloss. The shiney crap makes the tires look like plastic.
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  27. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,151

    abe lugo

    Look up John Deere tire dressing. It for tractor tire and to keep rubber from drying out. Not for show or shiny tires. Just to keep the rubber supple.
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  28. Scumdog
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 614


    Like Bandit Billy sez: "A waxed car with dirty tires looks like wearing a tuxedo with dirty tennis shoes" -
    so unless your car is an old shitta do your tyres when you do your car, evem Armorall sprayed onto a rag then wiped onto the tyre will do at a pinch.
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  29. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    Brake fluid or any petroleum based product over time may lead to premature drying or cracking of tire surface, in other words dry rotting, think of this ever spill brake fluid on a painted surface? It takes the paint right off.
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,158


    Yes this is all so very true
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