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Old 12-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-21-2012, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dish soap like Palmolive or similar with a scrubby like scotch brite... may take a few times...

Don't use dish soap on paint....to harsh
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, Simple Green should cut through it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-21-2012, 08:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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'...
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-21-2012, 10:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Lesson learned. I bet you wont do that again.
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