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Old 12-08-2013, 06:27 AM   #1
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Spraying tires with cleaner

Anyone know if spraying tires with the foam cleaner would weaken the rubber? I use the spray when I clean the Montana and have had 3 tires blow in 6 months. I also use the spray on my truck tires.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:25 AM   #2
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I use Aerospace 303 protectant on my tires, but its not a cleaner.

3 blow outs, what brand of tires were they, Marathons?
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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I would doubt the spray had anything to do with it. In fact if they were Marathons it may have helped them hold together longer
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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I don't think it would make any difference for a cleaner, because it is washed off soon after being put on. But for protectors, check the label, tire protectors should have no petroleum products in them.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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As far back as the 60's, I learned to use Comet (or any other cleanser like it) and scrub brush to get tires clean. It even works wonders on white walls and/or white lettering. Just make sure you don't scrub the wheels with it, because it is abrasive and will leave scratches.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #6
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I have a friend who sells tires, he replaced a Michellan tire off a MH under warranty. When his distributor came to town he tried to get a replacement. The tire jobber told him the tire warranty was voided because it had Armorall sprayed on it. He wound up eating the tire and dropping Michellan
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:44 AM   #7
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I would doubt the spray had anything to do with it. In fact if they were Marathons it may have helped them hold together longer
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:41 AM   #8
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Excuse me.....tire sprays are meant for tires.

Think back when the last time you had a tire blowout on your car or truck. I'll bet you can't remember. Now think about the last time you had a blowout on your Montana with OEM tires. Not too long ago, eh? Probably more than once, too!

If you're like me, I like to keep my vehicles looking spiffy, and tire cleaner is a part of that process.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:32 AM   #9
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Excuse me.....tire sprays are meant for tires.

Think back when the last time you had a tire blowout on your car or truck. I'll bet you can't remember. Now think about the last time you had a blowout on your Montana with OEM tires. Not too long ago, eh? Probably more than once, too!

If you're like me, I like to keep my vehicles looking spiffy, and tire cleaner is a part of that process.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:00 AM   #10
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I would shy away from tires cleaners/shiners that have any patrolium in their mix just to be cautious.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:36 AM   #11
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Most all rubber and (tires) have oil in the mix of the compound, we have used all kinds of sprays on our tires at CAR SHOWS, for years.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:22 PM   #12
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I wash our tires with Super Clean, the purple stuff, diluted 50/50. Then use Croftgate Tire shine.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:26 PM   #13
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Tire sprays and cleaners are made for one thing. To sell to you.

The Michelin rep was right. Wash the tires with soap and water and quit. Armor-all has alcohol, or at least it used to. It causes drying and removes the oils from the dash or tires.

The OP asked about tire cleaners, but not knowing what brand or what is in the tire cleaner, Nope. AJax, Comet maybe Simple Green diluted is all I will use.

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Old 12-11-2013, 07:45 AM   #14
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Comet says not to use on rubber, except for tires, always works for me. As far as protectant, most seem to collect dust, or turns the rubber brownish.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:02 PM   #15
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Tire sprays and cleaners are made for one thing. To sell to you.
Yup! You're right, and so is every other product in the entire world!

I don't think I or anyone else has mentioned Armorall. I specifically use products meant just for tires. And good stuff too. Stuff that repels dirt. Stuff that doesn't turn my tires brown. Stuff that makes my tires look as good as all of my vehicles.

When I traded in my 12 year old Miata seven months ago, the dealership guys asked me if I had kept the car in a plastic bag the entire time I owned the car. No, I told them, heck I don't even have a garage!

I didn't know it, but when I was growing up it was my job to keep my dad's cars clean. I thought I was just washing them, but when he gave it the white clove inspection, I realized that I was detailing his cars every time.

This routine continues today. Yes my vehicles to get dirty, but they'll also be cleaned, inside and outside, including the engine bay and the trunk.

I have people asking me if they can buy my cars, just like dealers would call my dad to see if he would sell his. I guess the apple didn't really fall that far from the tree!
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