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    car show tire dressing on motorcycle?

    going to enter my 86 450 rebel in a car show, can I use a tire dressing on it or will it make them too slippery?

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    Should not cause any problems. It will come off the tread in the first few revolutions. I used to melt some sugar in warm water and wipe my tires with it. I think it looks a lot more natural than the super shiny silicone stuff.
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    TOOLS is right in that it will wear off quickly, and for a show you’ll most likely be ok. But you’ll see on the product label a statement about not using it on cycle tires, or not to use on tires that’ll be subjected to slippery surfaces i.e. painted crosswalks & right turns, gutter water on right turns etc. I like the way it looks on any vehicle, but I can’t bring myself to spiff up my bike tires with it.
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    To me, it's too much - even brand new tires aren't glossy like it makes them.
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    It is really thrilling when you use it on a motorcycle seat.
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    Like Armor All back in the day.. did that once, never again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientdad View Post
    Like Armor All back in the day.. did that once, never again!
    I never tried Armor All on tires, but it made for an interesting ride when I tried it on the seat on my first CB750.
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    I used Armor All on a steering wheel ...............once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLS1 View Post
    Should not cause any problems. It will come off the tread in the first few revolutions. I used to melt some sugar in warm water and wipe my tires with it. I think it looks a lot more natural than the super shiny silicone stuff.
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    Huh. I'll have to try that if I ever have a bike worth showing off. I never liked the ultra gloss myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLS1 View Post
    It is really thrilling when you use it on a motorcycle seat.
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    FWIW, I use a Mothers product called "VLR" (vinyl, leather, and rubber) on my vinyl seat for my bike when I want to get it really clean. Does what its supposed to do and doesn't leave your seat slicker than a skating rink afterwards. Just applies and wipes off with a microfiber cloth. Much better alternative to ArmorAll for that type of stuff, IMO.

    Also, I never apply any kind of tire shine to motorcycle tires. Any additional friction modifier is not worth the risk to me. To each their own, I guess.

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