Storing tyres (tires) and preventing dry rot

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  1. nerdag

    nerdag New Member

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    Tried this in Tech corner with no response, so I hope you guys and girls in this forum are able to help.

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    Hi guys and girls.

    Quick one today - I know that ozone and UV light are the two primary causes of dry rot and rubber degredation.

    Just wondering if anybody had any tips for storing unused tyres?

    Obviously storage in cool areas, away from light and heat (UV and temperature changes), is a smart idea.

    I've also read that you shouldn't store tyres near electric motors, since they generate ozone. This obviously applies to running motors, but does it still apply to motors that are not running?

    Any other ideas for preventing rot?

    Cheers for your help.

    nerdag
     
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  2. cyberlegend1994

    cyberlegend1994 Moderator

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    Electric motors will only generate ozone when they are running and only if they have brushes or any type of switching contacts in them so your smaller ones like the ones found in portable household fans shouldn't be a problem - mostly it's the bigger ones like those found in large household appliances, power tools, heating/air-conditioning equipment and elevator machine rooms that you have to worry about - hope this helps - this advice comes from an electrician....
     
  3. nerdag

    nerdag New Member

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    Thanks for that - that is useful info.

    n
     
  4. philso

    philso New Member

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    use amourall and wrap in saran wrap
     
  5. OldNickToo

    OldNickToo New Member

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    On the other hand read:
    http://www.autoeducation.com/carcare/tires.htm
    where armourall would be inscluded in one of the silicone-containing protectant that get bagged.
     
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