Armor-all on tires?

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What is the best liquid protector out there to best protect tires and make them look good? I have an '04 Accord and I want to keep the tires looking good. In years past I have always used Armor-all and they would look great for about 2 weeks then look terrible after that, even worse than before I applied it. We have Autozone, Pep Boys, Advance Auto, Western Auto and others around here. Any suggestions? Lukey
 

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meguiars makes a good coating that lasts OK, and at least leaves the tires looking good after it comes off. JMH
 

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Thanks for the replies. I looked up "303 Aerospace Protectant" and it looks like it's good for not only tires but rubber weatherstripping and CV joint boots. ........Lukey
 
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Stoner's More Shine Less Time is the best I have used.It holds up better than most, hands down and goes on very good. Give it a try and you will be sold.
 
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Another vote for 303. It makes rubber and plastic look new, not greased and dosen't build up. It comes from near Redding California, they know what sun and heat is there [Eek!]
 
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I use Armor All, just brush it on with a few coats and the nwipe it down. Some of the sprays appear to be fairly thick, and not the kind of stuff that you'd want on a brake disc.
 
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Another vote for Stoner "More Shine, Less Time". It is the best I have used, and is much better than all the common gels and sprays I have tried. I've never used 303 though. Stoner "invisible glass" is an awesome glass cleaner too.
 
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I've read that many tire manufactures dicourage coatings as harmfull. Something about coatings combining with the manufactures compound that protects against UV. Maybe someone can research this or has this information. ed
 
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Many years ago I was told by a chemist friend that Armor All would leach the uv inhibitors and preservatives out of tires and in fact, make them more prone to weather cracking, not less. I have no proof if it's true but I've never used it on tires. I don't understand the whole shiny tire thing anyway. It looks phoney to me...
 
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Originally posted by jsharp: Many years ago I was told by a chemist friend that Armor All would leach the uv inhibitors and preservatives out of tires and in fact, make them more prone to weather cracking, not less. I have no proof if it's true but I've never used it on tires.
I destroyed a set of tires by using AA on them. Entire sidewalls were dried out and covered with spiderweb cracks after a while. Not sure if it was a safety hazard, but it sure didn't look pretty. [Smile] That was in the mid '90s. Apparently AA has reformulated this stuff since then so that it doesn't contain as much silicone and isn't as harmful. Not sure if that's true or not. Personally, I also grew out of making my tires shine. Car soap and water is all they get.
 
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Originally posted by Quattro Pete: so that it doesn't contain as much silicone
What about the aerosol tire shine sprays?
 
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Lemon-fresh Pledge aerosol furniture polish. Repels dust, low gloss, cheap to buy. I don't think it has any UV-protectants, though... Purely cosmetic. But my truck is always garaged, and my tires don't last more than about two years anyways.
 
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