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    Senior Member Calendyr's Avatar
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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

    Ya, doing 15 rounds of cleaning to apply a coating is not something I can realisticly offer to a client. You are talking of about 45 minutes work to prep each tire, I would need to charge like 3-4 hours work to do it. Would you pay 120-160$ to coat your tires? I sure wouldn't!

    So no one has an actual sure way to remove Armor All in a reasonable amount of time (say 5-10 mins per wheel)? I could try gasoline next time the issue shows up, I just don't know how effective it would be. Other than that only other hard solvents I can think of are the typical Acetone, Paint Thinner and Grease and Wax remover (Duplicolor). I doubt those would work since I don't think any of them are petrolium based.

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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

    Wax and grease remover, silicone remover, tarminator; or in my case, I have use Kleen strip prep-all successfully.

    Do not use gasoline; it will leave substantial residue that could affect the tire and will just be more of a pain to remove; consider how carburetors can gum up.
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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

    If you can find a product called Whitewall Cleaner by Trans-mate. It's all I use for tires. It will take any dressing/bloom from tires. Not sure the chemical compound in it but I have been using it for over 20 years with amazing results.
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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

    I've heard somewhere on here Tarminator strips everything off tires. I have not yet tried it though.

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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

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    I've heard somewhere on here Tarminator strips everything off tires. I have not yet tried it though.
    I know a detailer who swears by Tar X. I think it's too expensive to be using as a tire cleaner.

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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

    Quote Originally Posted by Calendyr View Post
    1) Removing Armor All from tires. Anyone know an effective way of doing it? Last detail I did, the client wanted a wheel coating. He has been putting Armor All on his tires for years.
    Which exact Armor All tire product do you think he had been using? There's quite a few...

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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

    Brush on a PC with some mineral spirits and or tarminator

    I still wouldn't guarantee the coating. I would just use a quality tire gel at this point and say maybe your next tires we can coat if you don't use that stuff again


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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

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    Which exact Armor All tire product do you think he had been using? There's quite a few...
    Has to be the basic original formula. Around here, that is the standard stuff from Armor All. The rest are specialized products not designed for tires.

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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

    I don't have Terminator. I do have Tar-X and yes it is quite an expensive product. I could give it a try next time around to see how it does. I am pretty sure the product is pine oil based, from the smell. So if pine oil works well, I could try pine based cleaners and see how they perform. Something like pine sol or even turpentine. That is a good lead to pursue. Thanks.

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    Re: Some silly issues I need advice on

    In cases like this I've had great success using Goop hand cleaner, the original one. Tire has to be dry. I smear it around then wipe off with disposable cloths (not paper towels). It can be messy if you're not careful but it works. Then follow up with a quality degreaser, per usual . The process is not cost efficient but is probably less costly than 15x per tire.


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