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#1 LTD OFFLINE  

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Has anybody ever tried tire paint on faded tires to shine them up? I have a couple of older,expensive!!,tires that are holding air just fine but are looking kind of faded. I am doing a refurbishment on the tractor and thought it would look a lot nicer if the tires looked better. I was wondering if it wore off easy and if it was sticky at all once it dries?

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 08:19 PM

Clean good with Bleche-White spray and a good tire brush first. Buy that tire shine liquid for making blackish look and spray/wipe it on. Won't last forever, but good for when showing it off.

In old days they had tire paints, kinda tarry and thinner based stuff in many stores. I don't see it anymore, probly bad for environment or something. That covered everything, but looked odd at first and showed brush marks many times after drying.
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 08:42 PM

One of my first jobs at my grandfather's garage was taking old tires off the rims and painting them to resale at his salvage yard , it worked ok and they did look better then before , Al
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Try this stuff.

http://www.303produc...ctant-32oz.html

You can get for a lot less $$ than that.

I've done several grey tires with it, and now, they are still looking black.
Just spray it on. Several times.
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 10:30 PM

I use Miller's tire paint, it does make them look better. ~~ Lowell
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 10:43 PM

I have tried used motor oil. It seems to help the dried out side walls.
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 10:47 PM

+ 1 on Bleche white, stuff works great. Removes the oxide, then hit 'em with any shiny snake oil ya want...
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:38 AM

A good spray on tire shine / conditioner and a rag will go a long ways. What dries the tires out is after all their rubber preservatives are washed / worn off completely. The spray on tire shine / conditioners have the preservatives in them that wipe into the tire. It is well worth it. I think I used something called "Wet & Black" from I believe ArmorAll (I can check on it if you want).
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 05:21 AM

I would do the same as with my vehicles, scrub with bleech white, shine with black majic tire shine. Each time you do it you'll notice longer and longer intervals before you have to do it again. I used it on the trim on my jeep that has turned gray from fading over the years, after a full summer of doing it, it has stayed black. Thats plastic but it works....
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 05:52 AM

R-M used to make a good tire paint years ago,and it worked great.I don't know if they still make it or not.It was good,because it didn't peel off.
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 03:25 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions everybody. I will have to get some and try it out!!!

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 05:29 PM

I use Miller's tire paint, it does make them look better. ~~ Lowell


Millers is the "stuff" to use; http://www.millertir...ack-tire-paint/




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