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Old 04-04-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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Black tires

Ok, I suppose I'm dreaming again, but, is there a reason why all tires are colored black? In the old days, they had tires that were all colors. Old cars and motorcycles had white, red and other colors. Could it be that black tires don't last as long because of heat buildup? Do you think the manufactures know this? Will a white tire last longer? We have seen people cover there tires with white covers because it keeps the UV out and the heat down, so why not just make the tires white to start with. Do you think tires are black because the color of rubber is black? Guess again, the color black has to be added into the mix that isn't even contain rubber anymore. What do you think?
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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One answer will be that black tires disapate heat better.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:29 AM   #3
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I do not have an answer.

I think that any color tire will leech oils and become brittle over time and exposure.

The cover protects the tire from direct sunlight but causes the cover to deteriorate (less expense).

Tires will last longer if they are used. Rolling around with weight on will massage oils to keep the tire fresh longer.

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Old 04-05-2007, 04:22 PM   #4
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Why are tires black

BobW, here is your answer: http://www.properautocare.com/whyaretirbla.html


By the way Bob, me thinks you have too much time on your hands
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