Tyre gel vs Oil

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xep
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Tyre gel vs Oil

Post by xep » Thu May 17, 2018 12:09 pm

I'm a huge fan of keeping my car clean... it recently went in under warranty to replace a high level brake light with condensation, and the famous Stop/Start battery recharge.

Went to collect my car and found it hadn't been valeted yet. They offered to clean it if I waited 20-30mins so had a wander round to the area they were cleaning the car and decided against it. No two-bucket method, drying using a squidgee etc

Also noticed that some of the other cars on the court and the tyres were super shiny.
Asked one of the guys working and he said they use oil for the tyre shine!

I've used Meguiars High Gloss Tyre Gel and I was wondering what other owners' thoughts are on what's best/preferential to use?
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Re: Tyre gel vs Oil

Post by PhilB » Thu May 17, 2018 12:28 pm

xep wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:09 pm
I've used Meguiars High Gloss Tyre Gel and I was wondering what other owners' thoughts are on what's best/preferential to use?
I never liked over-shiny black tyres or using tyre gels until I had black alloys and noticed the tyres were brown!!!
I use the Meguiars as well.
Not overtly glossy but it gives good results and lasts pretty well and the sponge applicator saves hands getting gelled too.

Using oil on the tyres can't be a good thing for the rubber?
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Re: Tyre gel vs Oil

Post by richmond » Thu May 17, 2018 3:03 pm

PhilB wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Using oil on the tyres can't be a good thing for the rubber?
Maybe we've found out why so many tyres are cracking these days. :o
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Re: Tyre gel vs Oil

Post by xep » Thu May 17, 2018 3:12 pm

richmond wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 3:03 pm
PhilB wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Using oil on the tyres can't be a good thing for the rubber?
Maybe we've found out why so many tyres are cracking these days. :o
My thoughts exactly. Even more glad I opted clean it myself.

Even though the oil coated tyres may have looked shinier, that wears off pretty quickly and can't be good for the tyres.
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Re: Tyre gel vs Oil

Post by Petercoll » Sat May 19, 2018 10:58 pm

To be totally fair, expect any substance like oil applied to the wheels to find its way onto the disk brakes. Oil on the disk brakes ? Noooooooo !
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Re: Tyre gel vs Oil

Post by RobertDriessen » Sun May 20, 2018 10:05 pm

Oil weakens the rubber compound. Is dissolves polymers.
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