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Does tyre shine cause tyre dry rot / cracks and how to avoid it?

Nozrul Islam Sep 7, 2020

  1. Nozrul Islam

    Nozrul Islam Registered User

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    As per the title peeps, I read somewhere online that tyre shine adds in addition to UV rays to cause the above?
    Any ideas?
    I've noticed this over the past 10-15 years but never really knew what it was other than the visible fine cracks, again never took any notice as I just changed the tyres each time.
    Products used are Autoglym Tyre Dressing or Meguiars Tyre Shine.
     
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  3. tr7

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    Correct tyre dressing should add additional protection
     
  4. Nozrul Islam

    Nozrul Islam Registered User

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    Any suggestions on which brand / product?
     
  5. tr7

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  6. Nozrul Islam

    Nozrul Islam Registered User

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    That's the one I use! Sometimes the Autoglym one too.
    I don't think I'll be using anything once the new tyres are fitted.
     
  7. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Registered User

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    Never had a problem with any i have used in 30+ years of cleaning cars.
     
  8. tr7

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    Product adds UV protection. It says it in the product description.

    If you're getting tyre cracks/issues best look at the date of manufacture of your tyres and think about changing them imo
     
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  9. Lowride

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    Tyre dressing can cause cracks in the tyre. I heard this a very long time ago and thought it was nonsense but in the past two years I have actually read it on a manufacturer’s label i.e don’t apply without eye protection, don’t inhale etc. It was listed as a possible

    Personally I think for a tyre to start to crack due to tyre dressing you would need to be dressing them with a lot of product on a very regular basis over a long period of time

    Could it be the silicone? You can get tyre dressing without silicone but it’s nowhere near as good, after a day it looks like somebody has dressed the tyre very badly
     
  10. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Totally agree with this, in all years of using tyre shine they've never looked anywhere near as bad as what's been seen in old untreated tyres.
     
  11. Sloppy_1

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    some tyres are just rubbish, i had hankook tyres crack after only 2 years 235 40 18, wont buy them again...

    certain brands are worse than others, goodyears seem very good
     

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