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    What tire shine do you use on the bike?


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    I use (exclusively)

    water and mud and dust and air, not necessarily in that order. Jim

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    Tire shine? Like on a car?
    None. Ever.
    They can make the rubber slick. Not what you want on a bike tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Tire shine? Like on a car?
    None. Ever.
    They can make the rubber slick. Not what you want on a bike tire.

    let that stuff touch your disc brakes and bye bye brakes
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    I use water. IE, a quick blast from the local DIY carwash to knock the mud off.

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    That's what I did, wash it off with water. The rubber is almost gray from all the dirt that ate into it. Then decided to use some black shoes polish on it. That stuff with a sponge on the end. No spill, dries quick, won't ever rub off. Rubber looks like new now. Easier to see all the cuts and scrapes in the sidewall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat
    That's what I did, wash it off with water. The rubber is almost gray from all the dirt that ate into it. Then decided to use some black shoes polish on it. That stuff with a sponge on the end. No spill, dries quick, won't ever rub off. Rubber looks like new now. Easier to see all the cuts and scrapes in the sidewall.
    Still not a good idea. Could make the rubber slippery. Just use soap and water.
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    ahem

    shoe polish is wax, a petroleum derivative, get that on your brakes( V's or discs)and you're screwed....Just a head's up, Jim

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat
    That's what I did, wash it off with water. The rubber is almost gray from all the dirt that ate into it. Then decided to use some black shoes polish on it. That stuff with a sponge on the end. No spill, dries quick, won't ever rub off. Rubber looks like new now. Easier to see all the cuts and scrapes in the sidewall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat
    That's what I did, wash it off with water. The rubber is almost gray from all the dirt that ate into it. Then decided to use some black shoes polish on it. That stuff with a sponge on the end. No spill, dries quick, won't ever rub off. Rubber looks like new now. Easier to see all the cuts and scrapes in the sidewall.
    OK as recomended just use some dish washing liquid in water Why's it important to have them black anyway? My tires come back nice a blackish, but so what if they don't it just shows you axctually ride/use your bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Why's it important to have them black anyway?
    Because everything on the bike is black.

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    Ride through some clean fresh snow, then park the bike and let dry.

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    Spooge.

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    nothing

    don't use any type of tire shine, if you get any on your discs, you can kiss 'em goodbye. it'll also turn your tires brown in color. just use water and you'll me set.
    who, that little guy? i wouldn't worry about that little guy.

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    Seems to me you're...

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat
    Because everything on the bike is black.
    way to concerned with how it appears. I was hoping it was a joke, but I guess there's a strange action no matter where you turn.

    Blacking the tire sidewalls. Who'd a thunk it?

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