How to stop tire gel from flying all over car? Mud flaps didn't help...

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  1. Kaneda

    Kaneda BANNED

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    Hey guys...I love the cat, but damn my white car gets so dirty. Especially from tire gel. I know I know, I do dry the gel and wipe off the excess, but that doesn't stop the sides and back panels from getting dirty. I thought the mud flaps would help, but they don't really.

    My dad's vette has guards that cover the entire lip of the wheel well and he gets no spray.

    Are there rock guards that cover more area than the mud flaps? Just looking for a solution so I don't have to keep cleaning her every time I go for a ride.
     
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    MaxxMuscle Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    What tire dressing are u using ?
     
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    Go green and don't use tire gel or at least not so much. Could also install some fender flares or maybe some skinnier tires and wheels. The flares with the exposed bolts would really accentuate the car. They used to make universal flares/moldings that you could get from JC Whitney that you could cut to fit and screw to the underside of the fender. That would also really do something for it. Could also get it really dirty and leave it that way and I'm sure the tire gel would hardly be noticeable at all or just trade for a corvette.
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    Use AmmoNYC Mud, Mothers Tireshine, Adams Tireshine. They have no sling. AmmoNYC's Mud is REALLY good.
     
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    I think that will keep the tire gel off ...LOL
    Honestly, I gave up on gel years ago as I have never owed a car that would not sling it down the side. Apply very thin and give it a day may help but in my case did not.
    I use spray stuff, whatever I have around or nothing. Im not into that wet look as much as I was in the past.
     
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    Tuffshine works great.
     
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    Xpel or similar to provide a shield then top coat that for ease of cleaning. You'll save the finish and cleaning will be super simple.

    Remove the flaps 1st if you proceed so the Xpel or whatever you choose is applied over surfaces that the flaps cover.
     
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    Meguirs makes a black spray can version that is similar to clear coat and lasts quite a while. Easy to clean and it stays on. Reapply after a month or so
     
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    I like how the tires look when they are actually cleaned instead of slimed up. Plus no slop spatters elsewhere.
     
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    Spray it on a rag or towel first...then wipe it on the tire. It will use significantly less product, and not sling.
     
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    Depends on the product. I use Maguires hot shine (not gel or foam) and apply it at night. Dries overnight and doesn't sling. Stoner makes a good product too but can't find it lately
     
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    Surf City Beyond Black tire spray...dries and lasts...looks great and NO sling.
     
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    I use Poor Boys bold and bright tire shine water based stays on long and doesn't kick up any spray and my car is white.
     
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    Heres what I use... no issues with either of them, just take your time and be careful when you apply. I prefer the ultimate black tire coating over the hot shine.
    black tire shine.jpg hotshine.jpg
     
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    My solution for keeping the product from getting all over the wheels..

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    Yes I have no life :)
     
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