preserving/storing tires

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by fordson major, May 31, 2005.

  1. fordson major

    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    any one got any ideas for storing tires to prevent their rotting away? picked up a simplicity walking tractor and a spare that has a good(new) tire on rim that i would like to store for future use as a spare or dual. or should i move the rubber and buy new when the time comes?
     
  2. Jack in VA

    Jack in VA Well-Known Member

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    How about ArmorAll?
     

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    Old Jack Truth Seeker

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    farminghandyman Well-Known Member Supporter

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    keep them in side out of the sun,
     
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    shadowwalker Well-Known Member

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    Don't leave it laying on cement. Will rot faster due to chemical and electrical reaction between the two. Dome people won't believe this, I'm sure. But just don't do it. shadowwalker
     
  6. WisJim

    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Since it is a single smallish tire, put it in a large plastic bag, and store it in a cool dry place, out of the sun.

    Jim
     
  7. comfortablynumb

    comfortablynumb Well-Known Member

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    I spray my spares with wd40.

    i hear white lithium grease in a spray can is ideal for storing tires.... a light coating and a dark storage place.