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Offline Center Stage Auto Detailing

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A thought
« on: February 25, 2009, 08:07:06 AM »
I've been using APC+ for about a year now and daydreaming of warmer weather I got to musing.

I had used Simple Green for years on my tires etc...  After a few sets of tires I noticed the rubber on them seemed to be starting to crack like dry rot.  Nothing major mind you but it was there.  I had just atributed it to dry rot and went on with life.

I bought new tires for my truck and my car about the same time I switched to APC+.  After multiple usages of APC+ neither set of tires has any of the small cracking in the rubber.

My thought was could this have been caused in the past by the repetative use of Simple Green?  Seemed to me to be the only common denominator that had changed.  Just didn't want to be suggesting something to people for use on thier vehicles if it's doing more harm than good.

What'd ya'll think?

Offline Mike2301

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Re: A thought
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 09:31:44 PM »
What tires are you talking about?

Some dry rot incredibly easy. Namely goodyears. My mom's 07 impala with 36k is dry  rotted so bad i'm replacing them soon.

I work with tires everyday  :lame:
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Offline Center Stage Auto Detailing

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Re: A thought
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 09:56:33 PM »
I don't remember what the car tires were.  There were two different ones and both were off brand junk.  The tires I had on the truck prior were the stock Goodyear Wranglers.  Other tires I've seen this on is a set of BFG AT/KO's, and two sets of BFG Long Trail T/A's.  One on an F150 and one on an Ford Escape.  Those are the ones that come to mind.

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Re: A thought
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 10:54:04 AM »
If you're still curious.. I just found this post again  :biglaugh:

BFG are notorious for dry rotting. Long trails last however as far as thread life goes but the dry rot horribly.

Goodyears are just as bad. Espically the truck tires.

 I don't believe what you were cleaning them with had anything to do with it.
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Offline texbigred1

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Re: A thought
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 11:21:06 PM »
i got 57,000 out of my long trail stockers and they were wore out no dry rot


so i got another set and they are holding up even better

i think it has to do alot with the weather myself

Offline Tdub

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Re: A thought
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 01:17:47 PM »
I've noticed this too on the BFG Rugged Trails that I have on my 08 F150.  They only have about 9300 miles on them.
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Re: A thought
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009, 11:17:45 PM »
Going to dredge this one back up...  I noticed this on my truck the last time I washed.

While I've utilized several different chemicals over the years to clean my tires (from Westley's for the ultra-grungy times to APC+ to Safe D-Greaser, to Simple Green diluted), I'm just not convinced that these chems are causing the problems.  Maybe they are...

Mind you, my tires are at 63k right now... and honestly still have another 10 in them.  They won't last that long though because I don't want these for winter.
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Offline Center Stage Auto Detailing

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Re: A thought
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2009, 11:22:27 PM »
My current Toyo ATs are just about to the end of thier life and still look great.  My car's Kumo's do too, and they're outside 24/7.

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Re: A thought
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2009, 06:52:56 AM »
Hmmm, interesting. I can honestly say that the only tires I've ever had dry rot on me were a set of Firestone bias ply trailer tires - and they came with an old trailer I bought. Nothing I've ever had on my cars or trucks has ever dry rotted in the time I've owned them. (And yes RP, this includes the wooden wagon wheels from when I first started driving!) Brands I've owned include BFG, Goodyear, Khumo, Bridgestone, Firestone, Sears, Western Auto and a few more I probably forgot. Could it be my location up here in the great white north where the sun isn't as harsh?

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Re: A thought
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2009, 04:32:23 PM »
The wooden wagon wheels, eh?  LOL!  They really don't make those wheels like they used to...   Did your pet dinosaur finally die?  LOL!
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Re: A thought
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2009, 04:39:04 PM »
The wheels weren't his problem.  The axles on the other hand...

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