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Old 11-27-2022, 12:03 AM   #1
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Tire UV protectant Conditioner?

Hey guys,

Looking for the best tire UV protectant against the blazing Vegas sunshine. I don't care about shine, just trying minimize damage from the rays.

Cant use covers, they will get stolen while parked on the street.

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I use 303 Protectant - can you use a piece of cardboard to cover the tires?
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303 as previously stated. Use it for the dash as well.
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:04 AM   #5
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Same here-- for tires 303.
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303 here as well. It contains no 'bad stuff' like petroleum products. However, it recommends redoing every three to five weeks, and the product must be used within two years of manufacture.
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Thinking about all the automobile tires baking away in that same environment. And all the military equipment stashed out in the desert there, and in California.
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Tire manufacturers seem to be uniform in their recommendation. Don't use any kind of treatment on tires. Keep them clean using same soap used to wash vehicle...
Your tires, your choice.
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Back in the old days, when we had our '87 Georgie Boy, I made tire covers out of 1/4' plywood, with a 2x4 at the base, and painted them a light tan, the same color as the coach. They lasted several years, thru the Colorado winters and summers, and we are a mile and a half closer the sun than most folks.

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Tire manufacturers seem to be uniform in their recommendation. Don't use any kind of treatment on tires.

While that MAY be their "recommendation", it is more likely that they don't want the responsibility and expense of evaluating the many, many tire dressings on the market.
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Other than making the tire look pretty, I question how much good any of the tire treatments do. Ozon affects all 12 sides of a six wheeled coach while the treatment only covers 4. When I replaced the Michelins at 50,000 miles, all sides showed the same cracking and when washed up for sale, they looked the same. I've always felt the best treatment for a tire was when it was rolling to keep the chemicals active. In my 60+ years of operating vehicles, sidewall treatments were never talked about except on motorhomes. I wonder why.
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Other than making the tire look pretty, I question how much good any of the tire treatments do. Ozon affects all 12 sides of a six wheeled coach while the treatment only covers 4. When I replaced the Michelins at 50,000 miles, all sides showed the same cracking and when washed up for sale, they looked the same. I've always felt the best treatment for a tire was when it was rolling to keep the chemicals active. In my 60+ years of operating vehicles, sidewall treatments were never talked about except on motorhomes. I wonder why.

Of course 303 just claims to be a UV blocker, not ozone. But I figure the tire already has lots of UV protection already, enough to last the 7 years I’m likely to keep them anyway…..this is why I don’t bother to cover them.

Do the people that cover them think they are going to get 10+ years life? The age of the tire starts the minute they are made, even if they spend several years in a warehouse shielded from UV before they are sold.
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thanks for all the replies, I'll try 303.

I think ANYTHING is better than nothing, as soon as I started using Chemical Guy tire stuff, cracking seemed to stop or at least slow.

It's a must sitting out in the vegas sunshine, rubber gets destroyed in days, ANYTHING rubber goes bad here.

Thanks again!
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Back in the old days, when we had our '87 Georgie Boy, I made tire covers out of 1/4' plywood, with a 2x4 at the base, and painted them a light tan, the same color as the coach. They lasted several years, thru the Colorado winters and summers, and we are a mile and a half closer the sun than most folks.

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