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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Shine tips?

I can only seem to find the stuff in a spray can, and im having a hard time getting this stuff to go on evenly without getting all over the wheels... ive tried spraying onto a rag first, but it takes so much more doing it that way cause the rag soaks alot of it up... any other ideas?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 12:12 AM
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I only use this now. You can get it at pep boys or napa.

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used this this past weekend...worked awesome.

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Originally Posted by FATHERFORD View Post

used this this past weekend...worked awesome.
I use the Megs stuff now too, due to Nick's talk about them and their tire gels/dressing are great IMO.

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I use the Megs stuff now too, due to Nick's talk about them and their tire gels/dressing are great IMO.
X2 I use this also with the foam applicator. Works perfect, and you can control it to where it won't get on your rim.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 08:09 AM
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You also might try using one of those round wax pads if you have one laying around. The pad seems to stay saturated allowing you to put it on evenly.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 08:38 AM
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Tire dressing is a huge chore for some, and can get frustrating! There are hundreds of choices out there and everyone claims that theirs is the best.

For customers cars, we use Meguiar's Hyper Dressing. I like it because you can dilute it to the strength you want. If you want it mega shinny, add very little water(or no water). If you want a matte finish, add more water. Plus it sprays on, so it's quicker for the quick details, and last a decent amount of time.

Gels are hit and miss for me. I like them, but they are notorious for slinging off, and I absolutely can not stand tire gel sling! Nothing worse than a freshly clean car with little black splatter all over it One gel I've recently found that I really like is Wolfgangs Tire gel. Looks fantastic, and isn't any more trouble to apply than any other tire gel. Some people claim that it's the same exact product as the Blackfire Tire Gel, because they're made at the same factory, but I can't confirm that.

Biggest tip I can give for you tire gel users, is to take a dry cloth to your tires after you apply the tire gel. It will sit in those grooves in the tire and thats where most of the sling will come from. If you can take a dry cloth and "dab" the excess product out of those groves, then it will cut down on the sling. Also, if you can let you tires sit for 12-24 hours(overnight?) after applying the dressing, that will also help, so it has an opportunity to soak into the tire a bit.
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