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Old 06-07-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Tire dressing

Trying to find this tire dressing but having trouble w/o name. It is supposed to protect against sun's uv rays and take care of those nasty sidewall cracks. It's either the same liquid compound the tires are made of or one that is compatable and will stay put. Applied by paper towel or rag, it is supposed to fill cracks and make tire like new. If anyone knows the name pls reply. Or perhaps there's a member who is real good at chemistry who could brew something up. If I'm looking for something that doesn't exist yet I bet there's a good market for it.
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Yep , if it makes old cracked tires like new, I bet there would be a good market for it.
Many MH's may spend their whole life on the original tires.
I'll be watching to see what it is.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:48 PM   #3
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There is nothing in this world that will “take care of those nasty sidewall cracks
”. They can be prevented however by covering the tires when not in use and use
303 Aerospace Protectant,
http://www.303products.com/tech/inde...Product_ID=428 , on them.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:10 AM   #4
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I use 303 Protectant on my tires and slideout rubbber gaskets. Have used it for years and it works. Also use it on any plastic components exposed to the weather, such as AC covers. UV resistant and contains no petroleum distillates, so no harm, just good stuff.
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When I originally posted about the cracks someone responded with a link about it. The site said that the tires crack less when they are allowed to flex. Not possible when full timing and parked with levelers down for long periods or parked to store using levelers. Tires have less than 6800mi. which is why I'm particularly irked. Have put tire covers back on some time ago. However, tires aren't carved from some solid block of compound. That's why I have a hard time believing there isn't a fix possible.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #6
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There is nothing in this world that will “take care of those nasty sidewall cracks
”. They can be prevented however by covering the tires when not in use and use
303 Aerospace Protectant,
http://www.303products.com/tech/inde...Product_ID=428 , on them.

Where can I find this product at....RV stores, Walmart?
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Where can I find this product at....RV stores, Walmart?
http://www.wheretobuy303.com/
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i've always been one of those shine up the tires kinda guy. guess it comes from being a gearhead all my life. well after all the talk about good and bad about tire dressings i called michelin today for the answer. as we all know both tire company's frown on tire dressings, i thought! michelin actually has thier own brand (ordered 2 bottles today) www.x1r.com go to michelin. i will report back in a week or so to let everybody know if it does the trick! jim
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Woops!!! thanks.
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i've always been one of those shine up the tires kinda guy. guess it comes from being a gearhead all my life. well after all the talk about good and bad about tire dressings i called michelin today for the answer. as we all know both tire company's frown on tire dressings, i thought! michelin actually has thier own brand (ordered 2 bottles today) www.x1r.com go to michelin. i will report back in a week or so to let everybody know if it does the trick! jim
Ha, I just read the info on the Michelin 3 in 1 Tire Shine. It says “The ONLY Tire Shine approved by Michelin”. Well no S**T Sherlock. Why would they approve a competitor’s product?
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i guess it just doesn't pay to post anything on this forum anymore guess i'll just read and not post! jim
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303 has protected my tires. My michilin tire manf date is 2002 and I still have no cracks I apply is about 4 times a year. I just spray and let it run off I don't wipe
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The tire dressing may or may not help. Covering the tires again will help a bit on the damage from the UV. But one thing you are not getting any help on is the ozone in the air. It attacks the rubber in tires. Also, you are not getting the back side of the tires unless you crawl under and spray the back sides of the tires.

I occasionally apply a tire dressing but it is just fro looks and I do not expect to see any extension of the tire life.

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i guess it just doesn't pay to post anything on this forum anymore guess i'll just read and not post! jim

Jim, please don't stop posting useful information just because someone makes smart A** remarks. I, for one, found your post useful. Ididn't know that Michelin would even sanction a tire dressing product

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