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Old 10-21-2012, 02:27 AM   #1
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Armour All Wheel Wells?

This may be a really stupid idea but I noticed that when I armour all'd my tires some of the overspray got in the wheel wells and it looks darker in spots. Would armour all work to clean up the look in there or would it be bad for it?

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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I tried it, but it ended up looking real bad after the morning dew and some water got on them, even the morning dew would leave streaks. You may want to look at repainting them.

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Coating your tires with anything (except specifically chemically engineered tire coating products, and I am skeptical of all of those) only serves to promote pre-mature dry-rot. I learned the hard way back in the 70s and 80s.. The best thing for your tires is to clean them with "tire cleaner" using a bristle brush, rinse them, and be done.. Your tires will love you for it..
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:14 AM   #4
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I use this on mine.. it'll last longer than ArmorAll and it smells nice too.. also, if your undercarriage is a bit dirty, it makes it all look pretty good..

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I use this on mine.. it'll last longer than ArmorAll and it smells nice too..
I cannot remember the last time I smelled my tires...
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I cannot remember the last time I smelled my tires...
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:45 AM   #7
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armor all is a horrible product, expensive, doesn't last, has a stinky smell, and leaves a chalky residue when exposed to water or the sun. throw it away.

try Mothers Back To Black...it is fantastic, durable, easy to use, smells nice, and lasts a long time w/o drying the surfaces like Armor All. Meguiers Hot Shine is also great.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #8
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armor all is a horrible product, expensive, doesn't last, has a stinky smell, and leaves a chalky residue when exposed to water or the sun. throw it away.

try Mothers Back To Black...it is fantastic, durable, easy to use, smells nice, and lasts a long time w/o drying the surfaces like Armor All. Meguiers Hot Shine is also great.
I must be the only one that doesn't smell their tires.
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to me amourall just attracts dust..it may in fact be better not to put anything on your tires but if you want to keep them looking new and dirt not get down in the rubber and them not attract dust then put mop and glow or the cheaper brands on them...scrub them really good with ajax and a scrub brush..then with a damp cloth wipe them down with mop and glow..let that dry and then coat them again..I do this several times..afterwards they stay black and any dirt or mud I get in washes off easily and doesn't get down in the rubber...if your wheel wells are plastic or rubber it would probably work on them too..if they are steel then shoot them with satin black
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I turned faded fenders to black with a healthy coat of armor all. I did it every time I washed the jeep and they staid nice and black with no issues. Rub it in good, apply more when it soaks in, and buff any excess.
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Coating your tires with anything (except specifically chemically engineered tire coating products, and I am skeptical of all of those) only serves to promote pre-mature dry-rot. I learned the hard way back in the 70s and 80s.. The best thing for your tires is to clean them with "tire cleaner" using a bristle brush, rinse them, and be done.. Your tires will love you for it..
This man speaks the truth. Also, fight the urge to rub that crap all over your interior. It actually dries out your dash and other plastics. Best thing to do is wash it and leave it.
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My TJ would slap me silly if I got within 10' of it with a bottle of Armor All.
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My TJ would slap me silly if I got within 10' of it with a bottle of Armor All.
I honestly had no idea it was that bad for a vehicle. My TJ is only the second vehicle I've owned. Do you use anything on your tires?
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Do you use anything on your tires?
No, but then mine barely gets washed maybe 1-2 times a year. I don't try to keep mine shiny but I certainly understand why many here do.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #15
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bedlined my wheel wells . . . . .figured, Why Not?
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I say just leave the dirt and dust on the interior, it is a good natural barrier against other "bad" dust particles. I have had this TJ about 10 months. I have washed it a couple of times, I have cleaned the interior once when I first got it (I do vacuum up the dog hair) and I have never even thought about putting anything on my tires. I think she loves me for it.

And jherrington, I don't smell my tires either. I just stand back and admire how wonderful they truly are.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #17
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Awhile back someone I work with suggested Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel to make the faded fenders on my '03 TJ look better. I really like the product. It seems to last a bit longer than the others I have tried. I usually don't smell my tires, either, lol (well maybe after a couple of beers) but after an application, the garage smells like grape kool-aid
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #18
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The situation I'm in right now doesn't allow me much time to get it dirty so if it's gonna be clean I figured it might as well look good
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If yal need more or even extensive information about about surface care, color restoration and dry rot prevention just ask. But, full disclosure... see my title below. I have not listed my company.
FYI, Mother Back to Black is the worst thing you can do to surface.

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