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Old 12-09-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default Any DIY formulas for tire shine?

I've been looking for a formula for good homemade tire shine formulas instead of shelling out for overpriced name brand stuff. Anyone know about anything like that?
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:06 AM   #2
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Default Before Armoral I used brake fluid on my tires

Worked great - I know this will stir up a storm with this posting but think about it.
The piston and brake cylinder seals are rubber. The fluid is designed to work with rubber and to clean up deposits in the caliper piston areas.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:35 AM   #3
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We used that in restoring any rubber trim on an old car as well. You just have to be very carefull as it will strip paint very easily.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:49 PM   #4
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I heard brake fluid breaks down the brake pads themselves and wear down quicker.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:13 AM   #5
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and how would one get brake fluid on brake pads?? sorry you lost me
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just through application of brake fluid on the tires.
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Default You put it on a rag and wipe the tire with it.

No where near the brake pads. And one does not get the fluid on the wheels as the fluid removes paint
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