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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: How to store tyres for a long time
As your tyres are not on the car and have no weight on them (the public enemy no. 1 of stored tyres) the two things next most likely to degrade your tyres are heat and UV light.
First off, give the wheels and tyres a severe clean using Wheel cleaner. Do it again, so they're spotless. Then let them dry and treat the wheelsto some bodywax/polish.
Next, deflate the tyres. Take all the air out. Unscrew the valve core if you get bored standing there with a matchstick but tighten it up again when you're done, or you'll lose it.
Keep the tyres in a cool place - a typical garage is okay, so long as it's not next to a boiler, by a window where it'll catch the sun or next to any other heat source.
Finally, give the tyres a buffing-up with that tyre-black spray (it has silicone in it) - even the tread - and then put each one in a black plastic bin liner. This shields them from UV and keeps them in a controlled "siliconey" environment, so they won't dry out. The bag also keeps the dust and **** off them.
They'll do a decade like that, no problem.
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