Tires Do you armor-all yor tires?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by a/c man, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. a/c man

    a/c man Member

    I got sick of seeing the "filling your tires with foam "thread up for so long..
    I figured I could break the monotony..
    If you guys put tire dressing on your tires what do you use?
    I like armorall on my bike tires, but use black magic which smells bad but lasts longer on my car.
    Warning: Don't get any on your rims or your brakes do not work if you have any type of rim brakes!
    I found out the hard way at my first stop sign.
    Also don't spray the tread, or your seat, or hand grips , or peddles.
    I did that on my motorcycle once and I'm lucky to still be here to admit my stupidity..
    Be caREFUL AND hAve fUn..

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2010

  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    For tire sidewalls I use ATF.
  3. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

  4. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Yikes? It works very, very well and helps preserve the rubber/ combat dry rot.
  5. a/c man

    a/c man Member

    I went for a ride to see my mom 2 weeks ago and one of her neighbors stopped
    by while walking her dog. I looked down and saw her dog peeing all over my bike wheel.......:worthless:
    :worthless:I think the front one
    What do you say? ... Not cute or funny to me...
    By the way dog wee wee doesn't make a good tire shine in case you were wondering.
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  6. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    It does lead to corrosion though.
  7. Knuckle_Duster

    Knuckle_Duster New Member

  8. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    There's gel for styling your hair, now there's gel for styling your tires!?!
  9. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    As long as you are using your bike you don't need to worry about dry rot. If they are the same as car tires that is. There is a compound in car tires that works (slowly) to the outside of the tires when driving that prevents dry rot. Think about it, have you every had dry rot on a DD car? When I was living full time in the motorhome that is what Michelin Tires told me.

  10. Knuckle_Duster

    Knuckle_Duster New Member

    Oh yeah. Remember the old Herbal Essence commercials? The ones with the very enthusiastic ladies washing their hair? "Yes, yes, YES!" Well, you'd love the wet look that tire gel gives ya :grin5:
  11. poo poo pipe

    poo poo pipe New Member

    Wesleys tire bleach, clean flat look not oily and cleans white walls (including dog sprinkles)
  12. a/c man

    a/c man Member

    If you have white wall tires you've gotta try armorall wheel and tire cleaner
    I had white walls on the car and tried everything but nothing even came close.
    Also cleans those brake dust covered aluminum front wheels on your car or truck.
    I swear it's almost magic....... almost
  13. Luka

    Luka Member

    Just do not put armorall on anything vinyl, that will sit in the sun.

    It will eat up a vinyl roof on a car.

    Tire shops where I am, will cuss you out, for putting armorall on their tires, for the same reason.
  14. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    OR... we could harken way back to the mid 70's and say--

    "Gee, your tires smell terrific!"

  15. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate Active Member

    I don't use anything on my tires but soapy water (generic dish liquid soap 99cts.) and a scrub brush. Cheap pot scrubbing pads work good on the rims brake surface too. Get all that rubber out and they are like new.