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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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I want my tires black, not pimp-fabulous

What product(s) is out there that returns rubber to black, with being pimp-shiney. I HATE the "wet" look. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Unread 08-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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I've been meaning to try the 303 from Amazon, other users like it.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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firm bristle brush and soap should do it i think...or just wait a few weeks...
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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #5
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I've been meaning to try the 303 from Amazon, other users like it.
Unless one applies it thickly, 303 Protectant works very well at blacking tires but not making them shiny. I prefer Zaino Perfect Tire Gloss, and 'Gloss' in its name is an exaggeration.

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc
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Unread 08-12-2013, 12:26 PM   #6
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Cool, thanks fellas.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #7
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I have been using this for years, works really well on cleaning tires. You can pick it up a Walmart.
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=2420273
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Unread 08-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #8
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I love all the Auto Glym products! A little bit more $, but a little goes such a long way it ends up being cheaper) The Bumper and Trim Gel is amazing stuff - all my exterior black trim looks like brand new - and my JGC is a 2011. Every one of their products works extremely well, is long lasting and easy to use. The interior use products are anti-static too so it's quick and easy to dust with just a Swiffer duster - my Jeep still looks brand new inside and out.

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Unread 08-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #9
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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #10
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I have been using this for years, works really well on cleaning tires. You can pick it up a Walmart.
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=2420273
Yes, that is THE BEST to clean tires. I need to go pick some up. Be sure to wear rubber gloves; that stuff is strong and can hurt your skin.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #11
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Surf City Garage Beyond Black, No Touch Original Satin (white can), Stoners More Shine (1 Coat for satin finish), Black Magic Titanium Matte Tire Finish to name a few OTC.

Or, you can use any glossy cr@p. Spray it on first thing -- before you start rinsing/washing your Jeep. By the time you've sprayed all tires, go back to the first, and hose it off. This will leave a satin finish. If your tires need cleaning, clean them first, then spray on glossy cr@p while tires are wet, let soak for 30 secs, and then hose off.

With any of the above, if you follow up with a final wipe with a cloth, it will help to remove any remaining glossy residue, and leave a nice, matte/satin -black finish.

I typically use the Whestleys' 1-2x per year. That stuff is pretty harsh, but it does work excellent to clean after a nasty winter.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:49 AM   #12
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Thank you!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 01:36 PM   #13
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Another recommendation for Westley's Bleche-Wite. I've been using it since cars actually had whitewall tires (1982 Chrysler LeBaron and 1986 Chevy Celebrity.) It give black rubber a nice clean look with a dull finish.

I never use gloves but it's nasty stuff to breathe in if you are trying to wash your ride on a windy day.



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Yes, that is THE BEST to clean tires. I need to go pick some up. Be sure to wear rubber gloves; that stuff is strong and can hurt your skin.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #14
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Another recommendation for Westley's Bleche-Wite. I've been using it since cars actually had whitewall tires (1982 Chrysler LeBaron and 1986 Chevy Celebrity.) It give black rubber a nice clean look with a dull finish.

I never use gloves but it's nasty stuff to breathe in if you are trying to wash your ride on a windy day.
I've been using Bleech-White for many many years on all my vehicles. Just some advice, though. Don't spray it on a dry tire. That stuff is strong. Wet the tire first with the garden hose, let the excess water run off, then spray the Bleech-White on the tire. Scrub the tire with a stiff nylon brush, then rinse it off. you'll probably have to do this more than once on shiny tires, but the end result is a clean, black tire. There's something I also do on my antique cars after the Bleech-White treatment - I apply a coating of "Mop-n-Glo" on each tire. it gives the surface a low lustre protection, but doesn't allow the black rubber to disolve and migrate onto the whitewall, as Armorall does (it's the silicone). No need to worry about this on a blackwall, or on a Jeep for that matter, but if you've got a car with whitewalls, it's a real cure for brownwalls.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #15
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Adam's VRT - goes on easily, and is clean right away - no greasy feel - low gloss. I also hate the plasticky looking high-shine crap.
Armor All is junk.
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