Tip & How-To about Jeep Grand Cherokee

Do it Yourself: How leaving the tires as new tires

This Do it yourself is simple.

As we all know with time the tires lose color, brightness, etc... and are "pretty" only when they are wet, but when they dry and return to be "ugly".

Well, with the following "trick" you can have as new tires for a couple of weeks, that they do in stores for cleaning car by hand, but if they ask as they do to make the tires so bright, do not be want to tell the secret!

We need:
· 250ml. Glyceril pure liquid.
· 750ml. of water.
· Without using a brush.
· An empty 1 liter.
· A mop.
· A cube.
· Soap and water.

First we have to clean the tires with a mop, giving it with soap and water that have previously poured into a bucket, this will remove any dirt on the tires.

Let dry, then in a pot of 1 liter of capacity put 250ml. Glycerin pure liquid, you can get at the pharmacy or cleaning, and also get 750ml. distilled water (without chlorine), that you can achieve in the department stores, supermarkets, etc... water air-conditioning, or even if full the carafe of water and let no stopper for a couple of days, but you can also use tap water directly, although it would not be yours... but nor anything happen.

Once water and glycerin into the pot, mix it well, and let the brush to apply the liquid in the tires, just in theface you see (the rim), do not apply in the party who has contact with the ground, as they could grab less tires or skate.

Once applied either with the brush (try not produce fluids in the tires), let them dry and away you go.

The glycerin is an oil very low density, so it is not sticky and the refore will not stay stuck in the muck tires like some cleaning products for tires, or if make the old method of coca-cola or water with sugar.

The result is that the tires seem that they are always wet, because of their brightness, set with the brightness difference between the front and the inside...

Good luck.

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