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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2005, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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tire shine on bike tires??

I was thinking of using the tire shine gell that I use on my car on the side-walls of my bike tires. There is 1/4-1/2 inch of balled up rubber on the sides of my tires so I don't think I lean all the way to the edge. Will the silicone seep to the rest of the tire or will it be fine?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 08:48 PM
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Clean them good. Don't add anything to the tire to enhance appearance. Centrifigal force will win. Whatever you put on the sidewall will end up on your tread etc.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-30-2005, 05:37 AM
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Dont do it less you got a death wish.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-30-2005, 07:40 AM
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seriously ad idea....TRUST ME tire shine seems to make your tires very slippery and its very hard to get off when you find the bike sliding every where
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2006, 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by Vash
Dont do it less you got a death wish.

I agree 100%
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2006, 02:56 PM
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Most of these gels/protectants explicitly tell you no cycle grips, tires, seats etc... right in directionsFor obvious reasons
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2006, 04:21 PM
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Don't do it!!!!

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 08:55 PM
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No !

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Armor All is for cars.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-04-2006, 11:14 AM
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Never use it on or near your bike. I think the shine looks hokie anyway...my$.02.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-23-2006, 07:51 PM
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Hi All-

I've had friends tell me that no matter how carefully they applied it with just their fingertips, the tireshine product eventually managed to seep its way around the sidewalls and up onto the tread.

Looks nice on a clean car or truck...but I'd leave it at that.

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