Is armor all bad for my tires? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General > General Discussion > Is armor all bad for my tires?

Gear Packages Available! Your # 1 Diff Shop is ROCKRIDGE 4ROCKRIDGE4WD Introduces a NEW Jeep Wrangler JK *led* tail Engo winches available at www.rockridge4wd.com! Free shipp

Reply
Unread 04-07-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
IAJack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In a van down by the DesMoines river
Posts: 472
Is armor all bad for my tires?

Had my new 31 BFG AT's on for about 3 months, not that is getting nice out I like to keep my TJ clean. Been using armor all on the tires. I know it attracts dust, but for awhile it looks nice. Any disadvantages to using it? Will it make the rubber rot or wear any faster or the UV rays harm them?

Thanks

IAJack

__________________
http://www.hawkeyefirearmsinstruction.com/
NRA-Certified Pistol Instructor
IAJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-07-2005, 08:36 PM   #2
jcr23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Blacksburg, VA / Washington, NJ
Posts: 406
armor all actually protects the rubber.
__________________
2000 XJ, mildly modded
jcr23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-07-2005, 11:19 PM   #3
KUK9
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 3,101
I'm not a big fan of Armor All in any case personally. I used to use it on my old car, and it actually dried out the dash more than if I had left it alone. Maybe I just had a bad experience, or other factors...I'm not sure to be honest. I just don't use it any more. I have found that simple baby oil works GREAT though & it's prety cheap.
__________________
REDLYNER Racing #4550

My Build Thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/adapt-die-kuk9s-stretch-tj-build-1160620
KUK9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-07-2005, 11:30 PM   #4
LibertyV6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 589
Just go to Advance Auto Parts or Autozone and buy their store brand of 'Black Magic Tire Spray' or "Wet n Black"

I use it all the time.

I have read that the silicon in the spray can get on your wheel when you spray your tires and takes many , many miles for the wheel to burn it off. (Can resultin warping of the rotor) I think that's crap though.

If you are paranoid now, just buy the foam tire spray----- if you manage to get that on your rotor, what can I say...
__________________
[FONT=arial narrow]2004 Liberty 4x4. [B]All Black[/B] Columbia Edition
Sunroof, 5 spoke Graphite wheels
[U]ADDED[/U] MAGNAFLOW stainless muffler, Turbolator exhaust tip, K&N drop-in, ECLIPSE CD5000 8V HeadUnit, Infinity KAPPA speakers (all w/ Dynamat) run off RF 800a4 amp, One 12" [COLOR=DarkRed][B]KICKER[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR=Blue]Solo-Baric[/COLOR] L7 subwoofer - run off RF 500a2 amp, 2 AURA under-seat bass shakers using alpine Flex2 amp, Front/ rear Mopar window flares, front slush mats, eurostyle antenna, Power Horn with Uniden PA Mic, 3" Smittybilt step rails[/FONT]
LibertyV6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 06:07 AM   #5
FlyersFan2009
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: California
Posts: 643
Armor All is petroleum based thus it will eventually dry out your tires, dash, and other plastic or rubber parts you put it on.

Find a water based protectant, there are many suggested on this board.
FlyersFan2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 07:11 AM   #6
AudioGuru
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: || <--This close to being banned.
Posts: 783
I use Wesley's BlackMagic, it's good stuff. I know some of the car dealerships use Pledge since it gives a medium shine without looking too 'wet' but I can't imagine anything worse for a tire than a furniture polish.
__________________
[URL=http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?selected=826692][B]Electric Hardtop Hoist[/B][/URL]
[URL=http://www.clifford.com/matrix/responder/default.asp][B]Clifford Matrix[/B][/URL]

[COLOR=White]Don't lie. God said so.[/COLOR]
AudioGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 08:45 AM   #7
limecolbyjack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 503
i think river bottom mud is the best dressing for tires. its a jeep why do ya want to make them tires shine like a _ _ _ _ _ _ bald head in a rain storm under a spot light? tire shine on a jeep is bout as worthless as a fur lined piss pot. -chris
limecolbyjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 09:24 AM   #8
AudioGuru
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: || <--This close to being banned.
Posts: 783
Quote:
Originally Posted by limecolbyjack
i think river bottom mud is the best dressing for tires. its a jeep why do ya want to make them tires shine like a _ _ _ _ _ _ bald head in a rain storm under a spot light? tire shine on a jeep is bout as worthless as a fur lined piss pot. -chris

I hate when tires shine to the point of gleaming or they're slimy to the touch. I spray on a coat of Simple Green and scrub with a medium-stiff brush to clean off the white letters. Then I rinse that off and hit them with BlackMagic. I wipe that down to remove the excess for a deep black. I just don't like my tires looking grey and soiled. When we go to Osky, the soil there is laden with iron and everyone's tires come out coated in red rust. Yuck.
__________________
[URL=http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?selected=826692][B]Electric Hardtop Hoist[/B][/URL]
[URL=http://www.clifford.com/matrix/responder/default.asp][B]Clifford Matrix[/B][/URL]

[COLOR=White]Don't lie. God said so.[/COLOR]
AudioGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 09:41 AM   #9
wyldejackyl
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Chicago, Hellinois, Chicago, Hellinois
Posts: 704
Quote:
Originally Posted by limecolbyjack
i think river bottom mud is the best dressing for tires. its a jeep why do ya want to make them tires shine like a _ _ _ _ _ _ bald head in a rain storm under a spot light? tire shine on a jeep is bout as worthless as a fur lined piss pot. -chris
That's hilarious! Although I do use Meguiar's tire gel on my tires maybe once a month, if that. Just when the mud grit gets in there and the scuffs from going over curbs becomes very apparent.

I'm also a fan of Aerospace 303. I would never EVER use TireWet by Black Magic though. After dealing with the stuff (look at the new package that it comes in), forget it. I avoid armor all because it contains silicone. A303 is my choice protectant!
__________________
..::2007 JK Unlimited X::..
1500W inverter
Midland 1001LWX CB
55/100W H4 Hella headlamp conversion w/ dual relays
wyldejackyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 12:03 PM   #10
festerw
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 1,201
I use Simoniz Spray Shine, use it on the tires and the wheels. Stays on for a long time and when brake dust builds up you can spray it off with water.
__________________
Hers - 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7 4x4
Mine - 2003 Jeep Wrangler X
festerw is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 12:15 PM   #11
AudioGuru
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: || <--This close to being banned.
Posts: 783
Quote:
Originally Posted by festerw
I use Simoniz Spray Shine, use it on the tires and the wheels. Stays on for a long time and when brake dust builds up you can spray it off with water.
HIJACK: What kind of dog is that in your avatar?
__________________
[URL=http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?selected=826692][B]Electric Hardtop Hoist[/B][/URL]
[URL=http://www.clifford.com/matrix/responder/default.asp][B]Clifford Matrix[/B][/URL]

[COLOR=White]Don't lie. God said so.[/COLOR]
AudioGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 12:21 PM   #12
ajmcedar
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by limecolbyjack
i think river bottom mud is the best dressing for tires. its a jeep why do ya want to make them tires shine like a _ _ _ _ _ _ bald head in a rain storm under a spot light? tire shine on a jeep is bout as worthless as a fur lined piss pot. -chris
what an instigator, BTW, I think that goes for the rest of the Jeep, right Chris?
__________________
-Al
ajmcedar is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 01:05 PM   #13
LandRover
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Your Head
Posts: 2,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kopczyk
Armor All is petroleum based thus it will eventually dry out your tires, dash, and other plastic or rubber parts you put it on.

Not to be a D*** but arent your tires petroleum based themselves? I mean that's where we get rubber isn't it?
__________________
RHD '98 XJ
RE 3.5", Bushwaker Flat Flares,
OR-Fab bumpers, PowerTrax locker,
Sliders, Goodyear Duratrac 33's
LandRover is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 02:00 PM   #14
festerw
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 1,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by AudioGuru
HIJACK: What kind of dog is that in your avatar?
HIJACK REPLY: A 1.5 year old Yellow Lab, all 130lbs of him.
__________________
Hers - 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7 4x4
Mine - 2003 Jeep Wrangler X
festerw is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 04:29 PM   #15
00Cherokee+98Z
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 84
I do detailing and the best stuff i've found is black magic trim and tire shine in a squeeze bottle. It's a silicone based liquid, not a spray or foam. i hand apply it with a foam applicator and then wipe off the excess with a paper towel. it looks a hell of a lot better than the spray stuff and it doesn't get all over everything from spraying it everywhere . its by far the wettest looking, blackest stuff you can put on.


also, i've been using it for quite awhile, and i've never found any damaging effects from it. it's also not greasy at all as long as you take off the excess after applying.
__________________
2000 [COLOR=dimgray]Silverstone Metallic[/COLOR] XJ Classic 4x4, 4.0L HO, AW4, just some 29.5" tires, trail lights and recovery points for now.
2005 [color=navy]Midnight Blue Metallic[/color] Pontiac GTO, 6 liters, 6 speeds and 475 horses of fun.
[COLOR=dimgray]B.S.M.C.C.E.P. CLUB Member #24 [/color]
00Cherokee+98Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.