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Tire dressing

Discussion in 'TJ General Discussion' started by Michael Roberson, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Starrs

    Starrs TJ Enthusiast

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    There's a clip on the hangover where the father in law says..."just make sure to armoral the tires" lol I guess that's where I got it from. I'm gonna shine my tires up every wknd because I want to and I can. Looks damn good when I clean her up. Everybody spent money on their jeep to do whatever they want to do on their jeep. You don't want shiny tires leave the mud on them and have it look dirty? To each their own.
     
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  2. Tj04

    Tj04 TJ Enthusiast

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    :thumbup: I was just saying everything I've read has said it's super bad for them. A lot of guys care about the life of their tires and some do not so I was just trying to be helpful, since I assume this is directed at me as I'm the only one that said I prefer mine covered in mud. Most people can also afford tires much sooner than I. I wasn't bashing or anything man I'm just saying it seems bad for it. You do you! If you want shiny tires I support it!

    You did also say you need dressing to prevent dry rot unless you were incorrect i and I was just pointing out it was incorrect to prevent the spread of misinformation

    Hell I doubt the dressing makes that much of a difference anyway!

    Are there any tire safe shines avavible?
     
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  3. Rob5589

    Rob5589 I'm a dude playin a dude disguised as another dude
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    @Tj04, ha, ghetto butter is a name I heard years ago and liked it. I don't use it as it seems to be one of things that you need to keep reapplying once you get started. Plus is attracts dirt and flings on the fenders which again attracts dirt. It's a tire, no need to shine it up. But that's my take on it, yours may vary.
     
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    Kiwi TJ TJ Enthusiast
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    Sooo mud makes for a great 'sun-block' then !!...I heard if you smear it all over your jeep its good for its complexion and make your jeep look younger too..lol :p
     
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    I don't use ghetto butter anymore. I ended up preferring to just wash the tires and wheels and call it done. Looks great. They're already black. Why do I need super black or glossy black? So I can pick up dust? I actually used to think it looked better, but not anymore. I prefer to wax the paint job now
     
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    Fouledplugs TJ Enthusiast

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    The automotive boutique branded tire gels wont sling or look super shiny.

    Chemical guys
    Adams polishes
     
  7. lowranger

    lowranger TJ Enthusiast
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    I use Ajax and a scrub brush to clean up my tires when I wash my Jeep. Works good.
     
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    Mop and glo works good! Doesn't shine but they are black and clean looking.
     
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    Lemon Pledge makes 'em shiny and smell good.

    We also used Pledge back in the day to shine up tile work when we were done with job.
     
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    bobthetj03 TJ Addict
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    I love hearing all the optional/non traditional products to goop your tires. Good stuff!
     
  11. Dozerdude

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    I used to use pledge on the whole car. Shined great, water beaded and smelled sweet!!!
     
  12. Shwane

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    I do never use this product before for tire dressing, but long ago we was able to get liquid silicone that we apply to the tries using a 2" paint brush. It's attract the dust but it was shine. I do not longer use tire dressings, move up to just use Bleachee White. But I will like to said give it a try and see how long last and who happy you can be with it.
    If end up using it, Please replay to see your input.
     
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    I'm not sure what the dealers use, but this stuff goes on like spray paint. And lasts forever.
     
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    I like my tires pure black, but not shiny. We have a lot of clay type dirt around here, and some will almost stain your tires so they can have a grey/brown look to them. I'll either use the tire cleaner at the car wash, or simple green at home when I wash it. I try to be careful not to get much on my aluminum rims, and wash it off fairly quickly. If that doesn't do it, I'll use the cheapest ArmorAll, with lowest amount of shine, then wipe them after applied to reduce any shine.
     
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  17. Michael Roberson

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    I have aluminum wheels too. I didn’t consider it but are you suggesting that the cleaner is bad for aluminum? Maybe something I should avoid?


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