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    Tire shine

    I take pride in shining my 07 DTS. At 62 I have all the time in the world to polish it. I have researched about what people say are the best products to clean and shine the car and usually it is something that is not at the local store. I WAS using Eagle One tire gel on my original Michelin Energy tires with excellant results. Now I bought a set of Michelin Primacy's and the tire gel splattered all over the side of the white pearl paint. I wrote to Michelin and they don't recommend ANY tire shine and Eagle does not seem to care to reply back to my email about the problem. (scratch them from my buying list). I often wonder if these tire shine products are harmful to the tire in that it might contain petroleum stuff. Anyway, what do you use to keep a wet look without "sling"?


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    Not a conventional tire shine product, but Lord Fusor makes a tire coating that lasts several months. You can get it online or at body shop supply stores. It's quite expensive though.

    FWIW, the oil in your new tires is probably keeping the tire shine from penetrating and staying on. Wait a month or so, then wash them a few times with a stiff bristle brush and a strong tire cleaner (Eagle 1 A-Z All Wheel And Tire Cleaner is excellent), then try your usual protectant.

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    Re: Tire shine

    Every tire shine I try splatters all over my pretty white paint...
    Then I have to clean it off the paint...

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    Back when I used to work for discount tire, we used semi gloss black spray paint on the tires they displayed in the show room, I my self use black magic tire wet with an applicator... but I've used the spray paint and it stays on for a good while! Looks really good too! Just need to mask the wheels and whatever you don't want black paint getting on!

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    Re: Tire shine

    Quote Originally Posted by Superjim View Post
    Every tire shine I try splatters all over my pretty white paint...
    Then I have to clean it off the paint...
    For display vehicles I've seen Armorall being put on, looks shiny so long as the vehicle doesn't move. For me, I use Eagle 1 Wheel and Tire cleaner, and follow it up with Meguiar's Hot Shine Tire Spray. It doesn't stay super-shiny that long, but it keeps the tire looking black instead of that grayish brown it can get. And the stuff doesn't splatter over my pretty Diamond White paint.

    One thing I like about the Hot Shine spray is that it has three width setting for the aerosol nozzle, so a wide tire like mine gets one setting and the little tires on the bride's SLK get another setting. Result: no overspray.

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    Re: Tire shine

    I use the Meguair's Hot Shine and it typically does a good job of keeping my tires looking good. It still manages to splatter all over my paint so I typically have to wipe it off after a day.

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    Re: Tire shine

    I had been using ARMOR-ALL TIRE FOAM but it lasts only till the rain washes off. Lately, I have been using BLECHE-WHITE spray solution to thoroughly clean the tires. Tires look great & clean but they don't shine. So, I have given up on shiny looking tires.

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    Re: Tire shine

    Quote Originally Posted by ryannel2003 View Post
    I use the Meguair's Hot Shine and it typically does a good job of keeping my tires looking good. It still manages to splatter all over my paint so I typically have to wipe it off after a day.
    Try not driving the car for an hour or so, giving it a chance to dry...

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    Re: Tire shine

    Thanks all for suggestions.

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    Re: Tire shine

    I agree with hazcaddy, but I take it one step further. I usually apply late in the day and let it sit overnight. Reduces splatter by a lot. Of course,
    don't overspray to begin with.

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    Re: Tire shine

    Quote Originally Posted by RicktheRealtor View Post
    I agree with hazcaddy, but I take it one step further. I usually apply late in the day and let it sit overnight. Reduces splatter by a lot. Of course,
    don't overspray to begin with.
    Yep, that's what I do. I'll wash it, dry it, do the tires and put it back in the garage for the night. I'm not a big Armor All guy, but their Extreme Tire Shine works very well - spray it on and don't worry about how it looks when you do. It will be thick and look kind of milky. Just let it settle and work it's magic.

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    Re: Tire shine

    This is the Meguiar's product I use. I have a white DTS and never had any problems. I ordered it direct for $12.99.

    Meguiar's Model Number - M4016 Mirror Glaze Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner 16oz

    Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner is a complex formula that cleans, penetrates and rejuvenates vinyl and rubber surfaces. Durable protection that screens out damaging UV rays. Restores life and color. Leaves a rich, natural sheen, unlike the shiny synthetic coating of simple protectants.


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