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Old 08-25-2004, 07:05 AM   #11
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I use the purple gel stuff from Meguiars.
But in a pinch I keep a spray can of Turtle Wax Tire Spray in the trunk.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:37 AM   #12
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I have the meg'* hot shine tire spray, and it looks good, for the first day.. afterwards it'* gone. Although, let me tell you, for a b'ville that doesn't run, her tires sure look nice [I am talking about mine, btw]


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I was talking with a wholesaler who is searching for a Cavy for me (as discussed in the Lounge) and he recommended a professional product that all the local dealers use. He said it will typically stay on for several weeks (assuming no rain, snow, etc.).

It'* called "Super Stuff," made by Professional Car Care Products. They're out of CA. A local retailer sells it for $20 a gallon. It'* a silicon based, waterproof protectant. Here'* the link, check it out:

http://www.nvo.com/prodcarcare/pages...catuid%3D10139

If you nose around the website, you'll find that they really cater to the industrial auto detailer.

I bought a gallon and poured some in a squirt bottle and sprayed it directly on the tires (didn't dilute). They look wonderful!! The best part is that it doesn't stain the driveway like Armor All does! I'll keep you posted over the next few days with my results. Time will tell!
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I used to use the Armor All Extreme (detailers choice) foaming tire shine stuff, but decided that I liked everything else that I had from Meguires that I'd try their tire shine spray. I usually let it sit on there for awhile then wipe the excess off the tire that way it doesn't sling up on the sides of the car (I even did this with the Armor All). I was fairly happy with the Armor All because you didn't have to really clean the tire before applying it. I have found that with the Meguires Spray Tire Shine, you have to scrub the **** out of the tire to make them look good after you spray the stuff on. I also haven't been too impressed with the life of the shine with the Meguires spray (the armor all lasted almost twice as long).

I'll give that Meguires gel stuff a try. You guys know of any retailers that carry the gel (ie. Autozone, Advanced... not too many others close to me) or is it only available online?

Here'* a pic of the last time I did the Armor All:
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i always clean the tires first when i wash. (bleche white)

clean tires are better for applying tire dressings.
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I use degreaser every time and then a fresh coat of Eagle 1 tire wet...
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I found with the Armor All foaming dressing that it didn't matter what I did to them before applying the stuff. I usually will wipe them down, but with the meguires stuff I've got to scrub the crap out of them to get the same look of the Armor All. I'll get myself a bottle of that Meguires gel and see how long that lasts.
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With the "Super Stuff" that I talked about above, I just sprayed it on the dirty tire. No excess wiping or anything. They look like very, very shiney and no elbow grease was required!
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It was said already, but of all the products I've used Meguiars High Gloss Gel works best. It really lasts a long time as claimed. I used certain kinds of sprays before, it rained the next day and the shine was practically gone. The gel repels water much better. And since it'* a gel you don't get overspray on your rims/ paint like you can get with a spray. Plus it smells so darn good!
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Definitely sounds like that'* the kind of stuff I want to get. I'll have to drop on down to Autozone and Advanced tomorrow while I'm in town getting a hair cut. I'll also see if there is anything like that at Walmart even though I am pretty sure there will not be.

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