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Old 12-07-2010, 10:24 PM   #29
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Ditto with Zaino. Great UV protetion, non petro.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:43 AM   #30
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Of course any of these products are for looks only. They are not protecting anything but the outside( visible) side of the tire, the inside sidewall is also exposed to ozone, road-laden chemicals and oils, etc.
How many actually crawl under the RV and coat the inside sidewalls? Those that do not are just doing it for looks.
Hey, I have to agree with Ray...............I'm from the old school. I have never liked the shinny look on my tires. I have always used soap and water and scrubbed like crazy, even in the portawall & whitewall days, yes I'm 69, and I think it's just hipe, never lost a tire yet in a lot of years, go figure. I want my motorhome looking like Mr.Clean, not all shinny. Good luck,
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:50 AM   #31
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Direct from Michelin...

I wrote Michelin and asked if any tire dressings are safe. This is their answer:

As with cleaning of any rubber products, proper cleaning method must be used to obtain the maximum years of service from your tires. A soft brush and the normal mild soap you would use to clean your RV may be used. . If you use a dressing product to "protect" your tires from aging, use extra care and caution. The dressings that contain petroleum products, alcohol or silicones will cause deteriorations or cracking and accelerate the aging process. In many cases, it is not the dressing itself that can cause the problem, but the chemical reaction that the product can have with the antioxidant in the tire. Heat can add to the negative reaction.
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I wrote Michelin and asked if any tire dressings are safe. This is their answer:

As with cleaning of any rubber products, proper cleaning method must be used to obtain the maximum years of service from your tires. A soft brush and the normal mild soap you would use to clean your RV may be used. . If you use a dressing product to "protect" your tires from aging, use extra care and caution. The dressings that contain petroleum products, alcohol or silicones will cause deteriorations or cracking and accelerate the aging process. In many cases, it is not the dressing itself that can cause the problem, but the chemical reaction that the product can have with the antioxidant in the tire. Heat can add to the negative reaction.
I'm having to have 3 tires replaced because of cracking and the first thing Michelin wanted to know was I using any type of tire dressing. I was told by the Area Rep that if I had, I would have void my warranty... Any way, Michelin decided to allow me $300 per tire...Tires were 38 months old and had a little over 32,000 miles on them.
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