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I've just noticed that the Meguires Tire shine (the grape smelling stuff) has turned my new Pilot Sports a not so lovely shade of brown.
Anyone else experience this? I'm gonna guess they're brown forever.... The shine turns them black again, but I'm thinking of it as a chemical dependency


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Those tire shine products have silicon in them which is bad for your tires in the long run since it start to crack the sidewalls. Try finding a tire dressing that does not have silicon in it. Also, browning is natural. There's a chemical in tires that inhibits browning. I guess silicon just dehibits it( is that a word
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The brown is normal, it is usually from the dirt sticking to the spray. When mine start turning brown, I just scrub them with a small brush and some Comet. The first time the suds will be very brown or black, if you do it again the suds will stay white and when rinsed the tires will be black again.
 

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the browning is normal from the oxidation of the outer layer of rubber

there actually is a new type of rubber that fixes that, but it tacks enough cost onto tire without much perfomance benefit so no tire company has used it yet...
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Phamine:
....There's a chemical in tires that inhibits browning. I guess silicon just dehibits it( is that a word
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Jake
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uninhibits


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I prefer dehibit


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by U.K VTEC:

Originally posted by Phamine:
....There's a chemical in tires that inhibits browning. I guess silicon just dehibits it( is that a word)


uninhibits


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Yeah - and silicone. Silicon is used to make computer chips. Silicone is the goopy stuff used in tire cleaners and caulking.



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