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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:14 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jan 27 2009, 12:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Whether the tyre shines or not also depends on the rubber. I have tried the same tyre shine on GY, Falken and Yokies rubber and find them to shine differently. Could also be the age of the tyres/rubber, and also the sidewall design.


Agreed, much depends on the tyre shine film's adherence to your tyre compound. As we know that each tyre manufacturer has their own choice of rubber compounds for their tyres, their adherence to other substances will vary.

From a molecular point of view, if the tyre shine compound bonds well with the compound of the tyre, your shine will definitely last longer as more energy is required to break the bonds between them.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:26 PM

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QUOTE (TheGunner @ Jan 27 2009, 01:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed, much depends on the tyre shine film's adherence to your tyre compound. As we know that each tyre manufacturer has their own choice of rubber compounds for their tyres, their adherence to other substances will vary.

From a molecular point of view, if the tyre shine compound bonds well with the compound of the tyre, your shine will definitely last longer as more energy is required to break the bonds between them.

Gunner,

I thought you don't even wash your tyres, but you are so technical on the tyre shine tongue.gif tongue.gif

rdgs,

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:21 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jan 27 2009, 12:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gunner,

I thought you don't even wash your tyres, but you are so technical on the tyre shine tongue.gif tongue.gif

rdgs,


Applying what I learn from uni nia tongue.gif


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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:54 PM

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QUOTE (TheGunner @ Jan 27 2009, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Applying what I learn from uni nia tongue.gif

ha! ha! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:49 PM

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a good tyre dressing would be silicone base or gel oil...anything that water based would be useless for tyres.

More important is the tyre surface must 101% clean in order for the product to bond longer...

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 10:16 AM

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i use this Tupps tire shine available in most shops la i think. i got it from JJ @ around RM9.90 only.

lasts me quite ok, about a week and its still there. as all sifus would say, u seriously need to take out some degreaser / all-in-one cleaner / dishwasher(my choice) to clean clean all tires using a coconut scrub. and scrub passionately laugh.gif

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 10:52 AM

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try buying the "milky" liquid from the tyre shop, cost about rm4/5 for a bottle of 500 ml.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:04 AM

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those 'susu' dressing used by most of car wash is water based therefore durability is totally out.

a good tyre dressing should able to provide water resistant...

even tested Endurance gloss where after travelling over 100km in raining day + highway...still there smile.gif

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:50 PM

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QUOTE (g88 @ Jan 29 2009, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
those 'susu' dressing used by most of car wash is water based therefore durability is totally out.

a good tyre dressing should able to provide water resistant...

even tested Endurance gloss where after travelling over 100km in raining day + highway...still there smile.gif

Same as I mention earlier, the tyre shine used by tyre shop and or petrol station are the cheap stuff where they just want to shine your tyres for looks there and then. After that is your business..... ohmy.gif

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:17 PM

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QUOTE (g88 @ Jan 28 2009, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a good tyre dressing would be silicone base or gel oil...anything that water based would be useless for tyres.

More important is the tyre surface must 101% clean in order for the product to bond longer...


g88,

May I ask where we could get there 'silicone base or gel oil' tyre shine ah? What are the recommended brands ah? rolleyes.gif

Thanks in advance.



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