Tire shine

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  1. IndyHellcat

    IndyHellcat Silver Member

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    What tire wax do most of you use? I've tried a couple that you pick up from autozone and don't really like them. I've heard Zaino is a good product. I like the glossy look and most seem pretty dull!
     
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    i just use mothers back to black or armor all...works good
     
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    Zaino z-2 on all my auto's great stuff as for tires not sure I usually clean them and dont put shine on them !
     
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    Most of the time the ones that do put up a nice glossy shine seem to sling it all over the bottom panels of the car.
    I've tried a bunch of them. Right now I'm using Adams Tire shine and though it's not the glossiest it does give it a nice subdued clean look, and no slinging.
    They have a couple of different ones they sell too if you want a little more gloss. Good stuff.
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-OB200...=1441642916&sr=8-1&keywords=optibond+tire+gel

    This stuff is fantastic. Water based and is actually GOOD for your tires unlike most of the crap out there like Armor All. I never get any sling with it either since it soaks into the tire. A good rain storm will usually need a touch-up though since it is water based... but it gives a good black look to the tire that will last a long time if it doesn't get wet.
     
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    SC DETAILEL Senior Hellcat Member

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    Nitemare is right, if you look into any of the tire products that have silicone, those are not good for the tires. I used Opti-Bond, but I prefer CarPro PERL, full strength. I apply it with a microfiber applicator. It goes on easy and then levels out to leave the tires nice and no sling.

    HUMP
     
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    Zaino
     
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    Ditto. This is my favorite as well
     
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    I'm getting this, reviews here and on Amazon sound pretty convincing!
     
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    It's a great product, it lasts and it won't turn your tires brown.

    Here are a few suggestions for a nice application.... First clean your tires several times using some strong cleaner (whatever you like) and a scrub brush. Get as much dirt and other products off as possible.

    Once clean take a applicator and dampen it with water (wet and ring out so it is just damp). I like using grout sponges cut up into smaller sections for this. Apply the gel to the applicator and wipe a liberal coating on the entire tire. I do 1/2 tire, add more gel and then the other half.

    Once you do all four tires let it sit for 10 minutes or so. Go back and wipe off the excess with a rag. Use a medium brush (tooth brush will work but takes longer due to size) and brush the gel out of the tire ribs and wipe with a rag (this avoids the gel from walking out and leaving streaks while driving).

    First time I'd reapply and go through the entire procedure again (no need to wipe out the ribs on the first application if doing two).

    You will be left with a nice sheen (not a fake shine) that will last, not sling and looks great.

    This product can also be used on interior vinyl and rubber but I've never tried that.

    Let us know what you think.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions I have ordered the opti product and look forward to using it!
     
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    I use Black Edge by Surf City Garage with a micro fiber applicator. Rub it in and wipe off excess. The is a little sling but cleans off easy.
     
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    Product's that have no sling and won't stain your paint because of it

    Mothers Tire Shine
    Adam's Tire Shine
    AmmoNYC Mud
     
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    none cause it fling all over the car when I drive it.....good old fashion scrubbing the tire
     
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