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Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by J295 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:05 pm

Please recommend your preferred tire shine. Must be a spray application. Cost not particularly relevant. Thank you.

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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by Kenkat » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:07 pm

I like Black Magic Tire Wet foam; also comes in gel and spray

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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by runner3081 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:39 pm

Do not use them, they just spray crap all over your car.

If you do use them, make sure they don't have alcohol - that can dry out tires.

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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by willthrill81 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:04 pm

Kenkat wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:07 pm
I like Black Magic Tire Wet foam; also comes in gel and spray
I don't know about now, but many years ago, it was widely recognized as being the shiniest out there. But it was relatively pricey and didn't last long.

I now use Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel with an applicator while I'm wearing disposable gloves, so there's no mess on me. It stays shiny for at least a week and still looks good for at least two.
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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by billjohnson » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:18 pm

This stuff is awesome. Water based and matte black finish (not the super wet look).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001J ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by Beach » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:13 am

Several years ago, Black Magic was notorious for turning your tires brown if you didn't keep using it (the formula may have changed, I dunno) I like the wet look, but also like my tires to be black when product isn't on them.

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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by Tubes » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:23 am

runner3081 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Do not use them, they just spray crap all over your car.

If you do use them, make sure they don't have alcohol - that can dry out tires.
+1

Clean them and enjoy the beautiful matte black.

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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by Chrono Triggered » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:26 am

Make sure the gel is water based. There are a lot of great products out there these days and you'd be hard pressed to find something that doesn't please. Spend a little time on the detailing forums, they have a wealth of information: https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/

I've been using Stoner's More Shine lately and it's been pretty solid. You can also use something like 303 Aerospace Protectant or PERL, but the latter is a liquid.

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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by rebellovw » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:31 am

I like the way people that don't use it - like to chime in and "help". I've done it for years - never any problems with my tires.

I use the Mequiars purple stuff - with a sponge applicator and gloves - works like a champ and smells really good. I wouldn't spray anything on as it goes all over the place.

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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by Kenkat » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:50 am

I haven’t had any of the issues mentioned above with the Black Magic foam - the foam is water based while other products in their line are silicone based.

As mentioned, there is no shortage of products out there that will work - try a few and decide what you like.

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Re: Car Gals/Guys --- Tire Shine

Post by Sandtrap » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:33 am

Is Armour All still a universal detailing spray that works on tires as well as interiors?

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