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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-04-2002, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best Tire Dressing?

I used to use Meguiars stuff, which was awesome. Unfortunately they don't make it anymore, so I tried "Tire Wet" or something like that and it sucked. Attracted dirt like a mo fo and got my rims all crappy too. Stopped using Armor-All a long time ago 'cause it turns the tires brown.

Any suggestions as what to use?
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Dude.....Eagle 1 "tire black" I tried it on my truck and the Impala. 'Stuff is da shiznit! It looks great, and you can wipe it off early if you don't want the totally "wet" look. I swear on Holy ground, the stuff will last weeks. Well....the shine will last a week or so, but then the tires stay a nice "blackness" for a long time. They don't turn that yucky brown color. Next time we hook up we'll try it. I keep a bottle in my truck.
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I use the Eagle 1 w/ the Eagle1 applicators. Half round foam kind of things. No excess or over spray on the wheels.
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Re: Best Tire Dressing?

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I used to use Meguiars stuff, which was awesome. Unfortunately they don't make it anymore, so I tried "Tire Wet" or something like that and it sucked. Attracted dirt like a mo fo and got my rims all crappy too. Stopped using Armor-All a long time ago 'cause it turns the tires brown.

Any suggestions as what to use?
Mequiar's still makes their tire gel and now it's even orderable on line directly from them...

http://www.meguiars.com/product_show...cfm?SrcLine=CW
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Eagle 1 as well here
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Just applied Meguiar's Gold Class Endurance (regular, not high gloss) just 10 minutes ago for the first time ever. Looks great at the moment. Not really glossy, but new and fresh looking.

I immediately quit using the Armor-All shit a while back when I saw that the tires were starting to show brown color. Cleaned the crap out of 'em with a brush and Meguiar's EXTRA All Surface Cleaner until I got them back to new/unblemished condition. What a pain in the ass! Man, that spray-on crap like Armor-All sucks big time! Not to mention the over spray onto the rims, which ain't the easiest stuff to clean off.

I really hope this stuff works as well as Meguiar's claim. Weeks between re-application, no browning, etc. The incredible change of climate here in Minnesota should give a good test. Consistent rain, hotter than hell in the Summer, Colder than a Witches tit in the Winter, lots of salt for ice & snow control, etc., etc. I'll repost an update down the line...

Meguiar's Gold Class Endurance link:

http://www.meguiars.com/product_show...cfm?SrcLine=CW

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Just applied Meguiar's Gold Class Endurance (regular, not high gloss) just 10 minutes ago for the first time ever. Looks great at the moment. Not really glossy, but new and fresh looking.

I immediately quit using the Armor-All shit a while back when I saw that the tires were starting to show brown color. Cleaned the crap out of 'em with a brush and Meguiar's EXTRA All Surface Cleaner until I got them back to new/unblemished condition. What a pain in the ass! Man, that spray-on crap like Armor-All sucks big time! Not to mention the over spray onto the rims, which ain't the easiest stuff to clean off.

I really hope this stuff works as well as Meguiar's claim. Weeks between re-application, no browning, etc. The incredible change of climate here in Minnesota should give a good test. Consistent rain, hotter than hell in the Summer, Colder than a Witches tit in the Winter, lots of salt for ice & snow control, etc., etc. I'll repost an update down the line...

Meguiar's Gold Class Endurance link:

http://www.meguiars.com/product_show...cfm?SrcLine=CW
I've been using the stuff for a couple years and I think you'll find it does exactly what they claim. Just be careful how much you put on. I've seen several members compain that they get build up on their tires. I've only seen this when you apply too much. I find that one small dab on their foam applicator per wheel is all you really need...
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This is one area where Meguiars beats out Zaino. I just bought the tire gel... i have regular and hi-gloss. Both of them looked real sharp and went on nicely.

The Zaino tore gloss is too "liquidy" and runs easily.
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Just use straight spray silicone. It doesn't create any discoloration and keeps the tire rubber moist rather than dried out like other applications. Its also easy, spray on and thats it. Sounds crazy, but it works great!
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meguiars keeps the tire moist as well.
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Ahh, but the spray silicone is cheap, easy to apply and works great! Give it a try sometime, you'll be amazed at how well it works. Spray it on and forget it.

I know, Iknow; it sounds unconventional, but try it, and I assure you that you will not be disappointed.
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When I had my own mobile detailing business, I used More Shine, Less Time (made by Stoner). It's an aerosol that goes on easy, doesn't fling off, and provides a great shine, especially on tires that have losts of texturing, ridges, raised letters, etc.

I have a separate bucket just for wheels and tires and use the following procedure:

1. Quick spray of wheel wells with a degreaser (simple green) an let it soak.

2. One at a time, spray tires with Bleche White cleaner and wheels with Eagle One A-Z wheel cleaner. Let them soak for a second, then scrub the tires with a stiff brush, and agitate the wheels with a soft brush.

3. Rinse with a soapy sponge to stop the chemicals from working, then go on to the next wheel.

4. Rinse all with hose.

Seems like a lot of work, but the results have been perfect every time. The last step is to hit them with a shot of MSLT.

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Where do I get Stoner products?
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Where do I get Stoner products?
The Invisible Glass product is available at just about any auto parts store, Walmart, etc. The other products in their line might be tougher to acquire at your local stores.

You can purchase directly from their web site here:

http://www.invisibleglass.com

Or you can find it all over on Yahoo Shopping here:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/

Just supply a search term like "stoner invisible" or whaterver, and you'll find plenty of vendors to choose from.
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Meguiars and Eagle One are the way to go. Key is not to use too much just like dbaudio said.
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