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Tire shine

Any suggestions for what to use to give the tires that "wet" look? I don't want to damage the rims by using the wrong stuff. Will it leave marks on the driveway? Thanks.
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Tons of different products and everybody has their favorites. I think I'm using Westley's Black Magic right now but I've used other brands. Just go to Autozone or Wal Mart & look at all of them and try a few until you find one you like better.
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I have found that a product that is wiped on instead of sprayed on will do better on the tires. I think the stuff I used is called black magic.


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There is tons of stuff that will damage rubber on your tire on long use.
The only stuff that actually protect the rubber is Formula 303. It will shine a bit less than all the other stuff, but the tire will not have cracks.
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Sorry, but protect from what? Are tires really more likely to get UV/sun damage before they wear out or expire from age?
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UV is what ages the tires the most.
If you drive 40,000+ miles a year you don't really have to worry because in worse case scenario the tires will last for 4 years before cracking and you will wear them out before that, but lot of owners keep the tires for more than 5 years while parking on the open and that is where UV protection becomes important.
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I use Silk Shine Dressing by Chemical Guys. Great stuff!

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UV is what ages the tires the most.
If you drive 40,000+ miles a year you don't really have to worry because in worse case scenario the tires will last for 4 years before cracking and you will wear them out before that, but lot of owners keep the tires for more than 5 years while parking on the open and that is where UV protection becomes important.

At work, park your car facing West or East so the afternoon sunlight will not be directly on the tires. If you can't park facing W/E, park next to an SUV or a van.
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