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Old 31-07-18, 01:15 PM   #1
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Peeps,

Mate of mine is suffering bad UV damage to his tyres (Avon) and they are barely 2 years old. He asked me if I knew of any solutions/products that work.

I don't - do you?
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Old 31-07-18, 10:10 PM   #2
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2 obvious choices

1. Drive it in the dark only, perhaps not entirely practical
2. Amazon sell stuff called sunblock for tyres, unlike answer 1 I’m not joking!
It’s expensive however.
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Old 13-08-18, 11:39 AM   #5
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Avon tyres (ZV3's?) I find are bad for cracking.

Michelins used to be bad for this too.
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Avon tyres (ZV3's?)

Michelins used to be bad for this too.
My new Michelin Primacys only lasted 5K and 18 months ........never again.
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Only mention this for balance, I ran nothing but Michelin Pilot Exalto PE1 then 2 for years with no issues! Lasted 3-4 years, kept outside used daily. Only stopped using them as Michelin don't make them in a 205 50 R15 any more

Regular tyre treatments maybe? (autoglym)
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Regular tyre treatments maybe? (autoglym)
For balance Autoglym tyre treatment was used regularly. Bad batch of tyres.
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Bad batch of tyres.
Will count myself lucky then
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For balance...

I have a 1992 Alfa Romeo garage queen that still has three of it's original Goodyears.

They still look perfect & don't lose air.

For regular driving I would of course change these
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