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Old 7th March 2007, 17:28   #16
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mithun, try to understand that tyre polish is not just for the shine, it also protects the filth from getting stuck on to your tyres. Dont presume that within a KM of running, the tyres will get dirty again. Even if they do, a light wash will bring back the colour to the tyres.
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Old 9th March 2007, 18:47   #17
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Well for me its just the looks.... like my trye to be jet shiney black !!
I make it a point to polish it every 3 to 4 days on my honda city, and atleast once a week on my crv !!
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Old 9th March 2007, 19:55   #18
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HI Mithun,
It is impossible to maintain the shine on our roads. Spray the foam on the tyres dude, but one spin in your car and it will look as bad as before. Get them cleaned daily. Best thing. Tyre Shine is used by Car Detailers as they have to make sure each n every part of the car is shining while handing delivery to the client. In A professional detailing job, everything lasts but the tyre shine!!!!
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Old 9th March 2007, 22:44   #19
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Shoe polish - Does it serve any purpose?
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Old 9th March 2007, 22:59   #20
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Well for me its just the looks.... like my trye to be jet shiney black !!
I make it a point to polish it every 3 to 4 days on my honda city, and atleast once a week on my crv !!
No offence..!! But with 17" wheels is there enough rubber to put polish on..?

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Old 9th March 2007, 23:56   #21
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he can prolong his bottle for quite long, i guess
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he can prolong his bottle for quite long, i guess.
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Old 10th March 2007, 00:05   #23
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i use SON OF A GUN tyre polish on my car, and the slik side walls of the tyre always adds to the look of the car, even after a wash the tyres dont give the shine of a polish

but i have never thought of the positive and negative points
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HI Mithun,
It is impossible to maintain the shine on our roads. Spray the foam on the tyres dude, but one spin in your car and it will look as bad as before. Get them cleaned daily. Best thing. Tyre Shine is used by Car Detailers as they have to make sure each n every part of the car is shining while handing delivery to the client. In A professional detailing job, everything lasts but the tyre shine!!!!
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Fantastically wrong. I have been using the tyre foam for last three years. It works very well. There is a black silky look always. There will be dust. But these won't stick to the tyres. You can easily wash it off.
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Fantastically wrong. I have been using the tyre foam for last three years. It works very well. There is a black silky look always. There will be dust. But these won't stick to the tyres. You can easily wash it off.

with you. I am also an ardent tyre shiner user and lover. What Kutlee says above is correct, if tyres go through this treatment and driven in city then the tyre shined look can be retained for as long as 3-4 days ( as said in my earlier post).

Well, if you drive in total slick mud, then its a different story, no tyre shiners can help
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I used to buy the foam and spray from the local aytu market, Opera House but of recent ive tried Dollar Store at Phoenix Mills and found a lot of good products for cars available there. The tyre foam/polish/sprays are easily available there.
Good to buy these things as it always makes your cars shoes look new.
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Wondering whether tyre polish or foam helps to maintain the softness of the rubber besides giving a shiny look. Ideas welcome!

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Can someone confirm

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Wondering whether tyre polish or foam helps to maintain the softness of the rubber besides giving a shiny look. Ideas welcome!
I don't think it would have anything to do with maintaining the rubber's softness. And anyways you'll be applying it only on the sidewalls whereas the real benefits of soft rubber are on the tread area wherein you can get improved grip.
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the real benefits of soft rubber are on the tread area wherein you can get improved grip.
Your statement is correct. But just a thought. Perhaps it could save the side walls from developing cracks. Anyways, thanks for commenting.

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