Depends what the tire gloss product is comprised of.
Good Silicone / Not so good Silicone:
a) Water - based silicone dressings, usually a milky-white liquid, (Polydimethylsiloxane (PDS)that doesn’t contain petroleum distillate; silicone oils, waxes, or solvents that can harm rubber and/or vinyl over time. Water-based dressings use a combination of natural oils and polymers to offer a non-greasy, satin finish. Some of these products also contain ultra violet radiation (UVR) blocking agents to help keep tires from cracking, fading and hardening. Most, if not all water-based dressings are environmentally friendly / biodegradable, whereas solvent-based silicone is not.
b) Solvent-based silicone dressings, usually a clear greasy liquid, (Dimethal (DMS) that contain petroleum solvents as a cleaning agent, they remove the elasticity from vinyl, rubber and paint; causing them to evaporate out of the substrate, leaving behind a dry inflexible surface. Most high gloss products are based upon DMS silicone oil, the difference between water and solvent based is in the carrier system used. Solvent based products use a hydrocarbon silicone to suspend the product. When you apply it, the solvent evaporates leaving the dressing's active ingredients (Silicone oil) behind; solvent-based silicone is not biodegradable.
Over time that will erode the rubber and the oils in it and cause harm.i've been using westley's bleachwhite. it shines the tires up enough for me.. i hate greasy tires..
:agreed: It will and look like dry rot have seen it happen!Over time that will erode the rubber and the oils in it and cause harm.
It actually dry rots it, it doesn't just look like it. It, from what I've heard, soaks up the oils inside the tires and then you tires are left without oils in them causing them to dry rot.:agreed: It will and look like dry rot have seen it happen!
It actually dry rots it, it doesn't just look like it. It, from what I've heard, soaks up the oils inside the tires and then you tires are left without oils in them causing them to dry rot.:agreed:
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Are there any brands of water based tire shiner you recommend?Yep, actually makes them turn nasty brown faster. I've on rare occasion used low gloss leather conditioner. It lasts a couple days and seems to be pretty gentle/water based. Makes them look nice for a car meet, otherwise I really don't care.
Armorall is fine. I've used all their products for years. They had bad formulas in like the 70s. Not any more.Do not use armorall. Generally speaking, silicon based sprays =bad. Some are fine though. I've used Mothers for years with no noticeable ill effect.