Is there a safe and easy way to get my bicycle tires shiny?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by topshopper19, 10 Oct 2018.

  1. topshopper19

    topshopper19 Member

    My tires seem to be loosing thier shine since i bought the bike a few months ago.

    please help!
  2. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    NO, please don't! Keep them clean by all means but do not leave them soapy or use any kind of tyre dressing to 'restore' them, just don't.

    I'll say it again, just in case you missed it, DO NOT put anything on your tyres.
  3. Jody

    Jody Gold member

    What about :whistle:
  4. TissoT

    TissoT Über Member

  5. Threevok

    Threevok Junior Member (Trainee)

    South Wales
    I find the easiest way to keep your tires looking their best is to use other people's instead

    This also works for shoes too ;)
    Edwardoka, nickyboy, tom73 and 4 others like this.
  6. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Buy a 2nd bike to look at
  7. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

  8. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    WD40 would make them shine like new.
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  9. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    ...or GT85 depending on the rubber compound.
  10. Threevok

    Threevok Junior Member (Trainee)

    South Wales
    What about Mr Sheen ? - it certainly took a shine to my Tallboy

    paging @Fnaar
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  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Mr Sheen on the side walls is good for removing brake dust stains after wet rides. No need to bother with disc brakes though.
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    A smear of grease on the discs prevents them going rusty.
    Chris S, meta lon, Oldbloke and 4 others like this.
  13. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    A jet washer will get your tyres nice and clean.
    fossyant and Threevok like this.
  14. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    52 Festive Road
    I turn mine inside out when the shine goes off one side.
    Oldbloke, C R, loopybike and 2 others like this.
  15. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Keep the rims and frame really really dirty, along side them the tyres will look like new.
    Boon 51, C R, Alan O and 1 other person like this.
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