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Old 08-25-2019, 12:37 PM   #15
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Like others have said, I would drive really slow to the closest tire dealer. Only a 4 year old tire it looks very bad, is it continually in sun light?

Yeah, I suppose it gets more sun than it should. I better digt he covers out.
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I wouldn't even be standing next to it taking a picture.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:37 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by spdracr39 View Post
I wouldn't even be standing next to it taking a picture.
Like the video when the tire blows that guy's pants off?
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:11 PM   #18
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Emphatically - Nope! And when you replace it use only mild soap and water on your tires. No vanity products. Clean dull black is good, shiny black is not. (and you will save money)
I'm asking this question because I don't know not to pick a quarrel of some kind. I have used products like Armor All® on Fire vehicle tires before parades and other public events. I hope we wouldn't have been given stuff to use that could have accelerated tire wear. Are there specific products which should be avoided? Why is dull better than shiny? is it because shiny indicates the use of a product which will speed up tire aging or because there is some benefit to the tire having a non shiny surface?
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:17 PM   #19
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:39 PM   #20
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looks like some one use tire shine on it with oil products i it. Bad for tires. depending on the size, take it off and get it to a tire shop. this patient is almost DOA.
100% correct - most rubber, including slide wipers and seals should NEVER get any petroleum-containing cleaner (most are for vanity and do NO good for the rubber). However, RV companies make tons of $ from folks that grab up the slide seal lubes, etc.
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Aerospace 303 protectant is free of oil and silicone

Also use it on my slide seals and many other items

Used it on tires that are over 10 years old now which all look new and are stored outside

They are deep black and shiny looking like new

You do need to know what products contain and what benefits they can provide and where they can be used safely
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Would you please verify the tire manufacturer and the position of the tire you took the picture of?

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Old 08-25-2019, 11:06 PM   #23
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WHY would you even consider using that tire ?
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Is that tire on your motorhome or a 4 wheel vehicle?
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Or on a trailer ?
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check the date code and se how old it really is.
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Maybe - I'd need to look at the tire more carefully. It also depends on route and speed. I probably wouldn't take it on a cost to coast trip.

Keep in mind that when the tire blows, it often destroys plumbing, wiring, etc.
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