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Tuck91
Jan 18th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Hey Guys,


Earlier today i decided to get the salt off my truck as it was getting on my nerves.

I usually clean my tires with APC or Nxt Tire cleaner and agitate with a Versa Angle Tire brush. So after washing and drying my truck and putting a coat of NXt tech wax 2.0 i then moved on to dressing tires, exterior trim, etc.
Before i dressed my tires with Hot Shine Gel i decided lets see if i could get them even cleaner so that the Hot Shine tire gel actally soaks into the rubber and dosent just sit on it. I used #39 Heavy duty vinyl cleaner with my Versa Angle Tire brush and was amazed at how it got even cleaner. So then i applied my Hot Shine tire Gel with a tire swipe to all 4 tires and then went and grabbed a coke and some cashews and watched Tv for 15 min and i went to inspect my tires. I touched my tires sidewall and was amazed that my finger did not have really any gel on it without even wiping the tire with a rag. So in the end i firmly believe the tires must be prepared and be able to accept the dressing. Finally i can have a high gloss shine and have minimal slinging issues.

I will now be using a lot more #39.

Thanks for reading

J. A. Michaels
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Interesting tip. Thanks for sharing.

Carfire
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:04 AM
That is really cool!!
Thanks for Sharing!!
Nice Discovery!!

Mr Mustang
Jan 19th, 2009, 04:03 PM
it's amazing how new tips are always coming in

Eddie6th
May 24th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Sound advice thanks.Cleaning tyres as opposed to just decorating on top is not easy.But sounds like you have found one solution.thanks for sharing this info!

Maserati Mario
May 24th, 2009, 11:01 AM
nothing came off?
That's so kewl!
I'm always getting dressing on my toes, legs and shorts!

Well I'm going to clean my tires and apply Endurance with a hair dryer today and I'll post my results (with pics)
Thanks for the info (can't give you any more rep points!)

Tuck91
May 24th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Yeah, I still do this from time to time. works suprisingly well.

CieraSL
May 24th, 2009, 05:54 PM
Interesting. I'll have to keep that in mind. :xyxthumbs

MyFirstES300
May 24th, 2009, 07:11 PM
I would have thought the APC would have done the trick. Do you think an alternative would be the Super Degreaser? Is that more powerful than APC?

Tuck91
May 24th, 2009, 07:23 PM
I would have thought the APC would have done the trick. Do you think an alternative would be the Super Degreaser? Is that more powerful than APC?

Super Degreaser is more powerful than APC. I like M39 for really getting a tire really clean even after my normal washing process.

I normally do this once or twice a month.

MrCLRider
May 24th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Thats pretty awesome, now how am I going to tell the wife I need to purchase yet another detailing item???

Bunky
May 25th, 2009, 03:55 AM
Does M39 clean better than APC at 1:4 dilution?

xantonin
May 25th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Pretty cool. I'll need to pick up a better brush and applicator. I find the curved ones don't work so well for skinny tires.

jfelbab
May 25th, 2009, 05:57 AM
Lately, I've taken to using my 1800 psi pressure washer for cleaning my tires and wheels and wheel wells. The device also works as a foam gun so I load the unit up with Shampoo Plus and suds down the whole car as a pre-wash soak, including the wheels, wheel wells and tires. On the tires, wheels and wells, I follow with the moderate pressure fan spray. I don't use the high pressure spray nor do I let the pressure nozzle get too close to the tire so as to be sure to avoid any damage but I must say the tires look like they just came out of the mold. This process removes all traces of any tire grime and old dressing.

I give the rest of the car a rinse and proceed to do the two bucket hand wash.

One caution, I don't think I'd try this with a more powerful pressure washer for fear of damaging the sidewalls.

PuDeN
May 25th, 2009, 06:16 AM
I would have thought the APC would have done the trick. Do you think an alternative would be the Super Degreaser? Is that more powerful than APC?

Super Degreaser is more powerful than APC. I always foam SD to my tire when washing. You can see the dressing being wash down. Dont really know if this is a good practice or not. Hope some one could advice on this.

Wanna try the M39 after this. . . . thanks for the tip. . . never tried this one before.

MyFirstES300
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:04 PM
Does anyone think that M39 will help with blooming? I discovered today that I browned out my 4Runner tires. Customer care said to try M39. Anyone used it for brown tires?

Tuck91
Jun 1st, 2009, 06:34 PM
Does anyone think that M39 will help with blooming? I discovered today that I browned out my 4Runner tires. Customer care said to try M39. Anyone used it for brown tires?

I have not but its worth a try

Eddie6th
Jun 2nd, 2009, 05:10 AM
Rubber compounds? I used to clean a lot of recording equp. and on the older stuff (tape) used isoprop.alcohol for heads etc. As far as the pinch rollers went,couldn't use the alc. as it would degrade the rubber. What was used was the alcohol water down,something like 3:1 and it used to lift the dirt right out.

I've never thought about this for cleaning tyres,though. Does anyone have any suggestions for this? (functionality and safety).

roger 668
Jun 2nd, 2009, 04:56 PM
CLEAN TIRES!,try this; spray on degreaser,scrub with stiff brush,hose off,if tires were really bad follow up with APC.