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Old 01-09-2017, 02:59 AM   #21
shelton
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I prefer the matte look, so I use our (Soft99) "Tire Black Wax"

The ingredients are wax, silicone and carbon black, which is essentially industrial grade soot, that embeds itself in the surface of the rubber to blacken. Apply and buff off. You can buff more to get a bit of sheen, but it's not wet look. One advantage here though is zero 'sling'

This is also GREAT for black plastic trim, in and out, and you don't even have to worry about getting it on the paintwork, because the carbon doesn't stick at all to the paint. I even use it on my coffee table, and apparently you can use it on black leather too, but I'd draw the line at putting it on my Trickers' haha

If I was gonna make this at home, I'd try hot mixing soot, beeswax, and turpentine, then letting it cool.

If I had to make it without even leaving the house, I'd try melting some candles I have around with various other solvents I have laying around (lighter fluid, white spirits) and adding the soot.

Let us know if you give it a try!
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:15 AM   #22
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Local garage had a slop pot of stuff they used to put in the brush on, it seemed the base layer was oil then slops of any chemicals they thought would work... amazingly the sling was limited.

Good luck, baby wipes I know have been used in the past
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