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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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I just did the dumbest thing ever

I put wet n' protect tire shine on my tires. I didn't get any on the bottom but almost killed myself turning. I know it was stupid but I'm afraid now and obviously don't want to wreck. How do I remove it? Or at least make it manageable. If I don't ride for a day or two, will it still be slick?


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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 04:13 PM
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dish soap like Palmolive or similar with a scrubby like scotch brite... may take a few times...

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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 04:44 PM
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Be a warrior and armourall your seat now and go for a scoot!! Be like a rodeo!..Yeah try warm water and soap, but that tire shines usually repels water for a while..Maybe take a few rags and just wipe off with some simple green

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Yeah, Simple Green should cut through it.

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I never realized that this could happen. I regularly shine my tires of my other vehicles but never my bike as when I've washed it, the tires looked good. So this is good to know.

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Be a warrior and armour all your seat now and go for a scoot!! Be like a rodeo!..Yeah try warm water and soap, but that tire shines usually repels water for a while..Maybe take a few rags and just wipe off with some simple green
Yea what he said


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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 07:42 PM
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Screw all that! Just wear more body armor. It should last longer than your Bright-Lights-Big-City-Shine ya got on your tires, although it much depends on the nature of the surface of the roads upon which ye be ridin'...

If you run naked around a tree at approximately 87mph, there's a very real possibility of fu(k!ng yourself...

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Never tried it on tires to remove something like that but Pledge multi-surface cleaner has so far taken off everything I've tried it on other than heel marks on pipes (even works to some degree on those)
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 08:02 PM
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Two cents coming your way :

I am crazy about the cleaning effect of vinegar. 50-50 with water in a vapourizer bottle - cuts through everything ... though if'n it was my rubber, I'd do it at least twice and then go SLOW 'til the confidence came back. I have heard two stories where they attributed the accident to Armour All on the contact surface of the tire . . .

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Lesson learned. I bet you wont do that again.
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