Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Questdoug, Aug 28, 2008.
What is the best product to use on your tires to keep them black and new looking??
I alternate between a couple...
Good: http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.asp?T1=MEG G12416&.
You have some spin off if you don't wipe it off after application.
Best: http://www.griotsgarage.com/product...aners/long lasting tire dressing, 8 ounces.do
No spin-off and no odor.
Both seem to last through several rain events and washes...
I also use this.
Shine in an aerosol type application. Very easy on, no excess application, rather like spray painting your tires with a fine mist of dressing.
There are two types:
* Adams http://www.detailersdomain.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=73
* Sprayway http://www.topoftheline.com/sprayinshin.html
Thanks for all the suggestions. Will try a few and see what works best for me.
Tires don't shine.
I use this:
It lasts a very long time and you only have to apply very little to get a very nice shine! Also very little spin off!
I have tried the spray-on stuff and I don't like it! I only get a few uses out of a can of spray, and it doesn't last as long. Go with the wipe-on kind!
THANK YOU. I though I was the only one that didn't like tire shine.
I like my tires to look "clean black". Not have that weathered, brownish look to them. Tire "shine" is a great product IMHO!
I'm not a huge fan of the greasy, wet looking tires so I just scrub them clean and leave it at that. A good friend of mine used to treat his tires EVERY weekend though. After about two years he noticed that it looked like the clear coat was peeling off his wheels. It turns out the spray-on tire shine had built up so thick on the wheels from the overspray, that it literally looked like peeling clear coat. It took him weeks to finally get it all off.
So...if you plan to use tire shine on a regular basis, be sure you protect the wheels!!
Nope. Not by a long shot. Every scrutineer I know who checks 'lunchtime touring' cars at the races hates it. The stuff leaves a nearly indelible stain on your knee or your gloves or your hands when you shake the wheels to check the bearings. If it happens to be on the tread area, it generates 'negative traction', if you know what I mean. Once heard of a Jaguar parked in a mall that had to be pushed out because its entirely-Armor-All'ed tires couldn't get enough traction to move it on the smooth floor.
If you want clean tires the color they are supposed to be, use Westley's Bleche-Wite, a scrub brush, and water rinse. That is all. The MSDS is here.
You can read about all your other favorites here.
Agreed; the Griott's product seemed to be the best one for a flat-black or satin finish.....
I use to use the Meguiar's High Gloss Gel, but now use the areosol
Its quicker and less messy, with a nice shine
Have had great results with
Zaino16 Tire treatment. doesnt leave grease all over you or the car, leaves the tires black with no shine, but looking like new, and lasts a long time in wet weather.
Anyone who wants a matte-black (non-shiny) finish to their tires needs to give this a try:
It's water-based, non-greasy, and appears to last a pretty-long time and is found at the local Wal-Mart. Looks like I am going to deep-six my Griott's Tire Protectant for this product.
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