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SHow can rubber tires be preserved

Richard001

24 posts

Hello All,

Is there a liquid or method to preserve rubber tires? I have upgraded some of my cars to silicone tires but I wondered if there was perhaps a treatment or storage method that preserved the rubber tires?

Richard

Andy P.

549 posts


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I have used the little canisters that film came in back when cameras used film. The tires were still usable 2 years later. It is important that they be stored airtight and away from sunlight.

I have never used fluid on my tires.. if they got hard I replaced them...

Richard001

24 posts

Thanks for the info Andy P. I will try sealing my spare tires in those smaller size zipper bags used to store food.

Richard

Andy P.

549 posts


Community Moderator

Don't mistake them for rasins or olive :-) ;-)

gorp

46 posts

Rubber turns hard and silicone melts flat.

 Always store cars here upside down,  outside of plastic case and those in case loosened so they hang without touching the plastic base.

Free tires are stored off their rolling surface and will last decades usually, but there is no way to know what pair will change after a decade due to atmosphere and material used (it is not rocket science).

Track surface chemicals will affect tires so only clean them with spit and duct tape.

Change is inevitable, nothing lasts forever.

 

I haven't found a way to stop the tires from drying out, but what I do when they do dry out is take some 3 - in one oil and put 1 drop on each tire and rub it in with my fingers. It softens the rubber and makes your car have a lot more grip.

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