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What’s the big deal with tire shine?

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by Dacam, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Dacam

    Dacam Member

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    Im hearing so many comments about how tire shine doesn’t belong on Raptors. Really? Am I missing something?
    Personally, I don’t use the stuff but is it really that bad?
     
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    Looks nice when applied.
    I use it once in a while but never keep it up by reapplying when needs to be.
     
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    I wash and wax mine and put tire shine on it. It looks amazing when I'm done. If someone else wants to wash their truck differently then go for it. I just can't imagine caring what someone else does with their truck.
     
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    I would guess some have issues with it because it gives the impression that the truck doesn't ever go offroad? So it's more of a 'poser' thing to do?

    Where I'm at tire shine is very common, whether it's an offroad vehicle or not.
     
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    I use it when I do a wash. No problem from my POV.
     
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    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    ok... I’ll be #Thatguy

    After the time it takes me to wash and wax Lucille, I am starting my 2nd pint and am looking at the tires and thinking to myself .... Yup, they’re round, they’re black. Looking good! They’re lucky they get washed with soap. Or anything other than rain for that matter. I’ll inspect them, check and adjust air pressure frequently - I’m a biker, tire pressure is kind of important, have my own compressor, hose, chucks, etc.

    I also think shined tires on a Raptor is like wearing dress shoes and dress socks with your bathing suit to the beach. I think it screams “DORK” ( for context, think Pulp Fiction when Jules and Vincent get the hose at Jimmy’s ).

    Some things, I just can’t bring myself to do. Among them

    hard mount a cell phone to a motorcycle
    dress or shine tires.
    clean exhaust tips.
    wear dress shoes and socks with shorts ... beach or no beach
    drink scotch when bourbon is available... unless I’ve just slipped on out the back door after stiffing the land lady for the front rent and the back rent, in which case one of each + 1 beer is appropriate.

    YMMV and all that.
     
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    I hate the stuff. Won’t even put it on my Bimmer. I like the rubber to look purposeful, like rubber; not like shiny plastic.
     
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    I put some on my truck for the first time last week. Owned it over a year and 32k miles. I gotta say, when it was all cleaned up, the tire shine made the truck look pretty badass.

    Oh, and this thread title sounds like the title for a Seinfeld episode.
     
  9. Dacam

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    For the people who hate the good ol tire shine but want make their tires look like new, use furniture polish. (Pleadge..etc)
    This is what I use. I scub down the tires clean the spray and wipe.
    I creates a satin, dulled, clean new tire look to it. I will repel dust as well.
    I use it on my interior as well. All the plastics in the truck.
     
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    Only reason I don’t put tire shine on is because it ends up all down the side of the truck, other then that it looks good.
     
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