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Old 03-19-2007, 10:43 PM   #11
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I've actually been happy with the Armorall (dirty word here) spray on stuff. No brown whatsoever, cheap, lasts about a week, but then again that'* about my routine anyway. Plus I use the overspray to clean up any spots I missed cleaning the wheels after they've dried and I've driven back home. (I wash in a bay, and clean the wheels there, then drive home, finish detailing and shine the tires)
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I have used Bleach White on the tires & rims. It doesn't give the tires a wet look but a clean black look, i think the wet tires look is kinda tacky, but thats just me.
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I think outright SHINE is kind of tacky, but a soft sheen looks HAWT
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I can defintitally speak for the gel as well, it works wonders, looks amazing, and seems to last alot longer than regular spray on varities.
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^^ is the **** for shine


I like 303 aerospace protectant. But it leaves a pure black and not a shine. To each his own
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I usually use a spray, same as hans. what ever is on sale at the time.I usually wash the car to many times for me to pay the extra cash for a longer lasting tire shine. It would make me to frustrated to take the time of putting the gel on and then just spraying it off the next day from the car wash.
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http://www.perfectautofinish.com/
Click Detail Products > Ultimate Dressing

Better than ANYTHING I've tried from a store. Eagle One, Meguiars, just to name a few. It'* water based, and smells like grapes somewhat. I might be cleaning the car tomorrow, i'll get some pix if I do.. This stuff works great, and lasts. NO Browning if you don't re-apply either.

Best thing i've ever gotten in a store is DuPont Teflon. No browning afterwards, and lasts forever. It doesn't get glossy (thank god) but some might call it dull. It also doesn't fling off.

I don't like most store tire shines because they're just glorified silicone spray. It'* not an actual compound for rubber, and it turns them brown a lot of times without use. I used Eagle One'* product once, and after 2 weeks i was brown, I tossed the entire bottle after one use.
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There are a lot of products that will give a lasting shine to tires.

If you are frugal and don't want to spend the money, use Dextron II transmission fluid.

It works.
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There are a lot of products that will give a lasting shine to tires.

If you are frugal and don't want to spend the money, use Dextron II transmission fluid.

It works.
how did you figure that out...?
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The very best for tires is Meguiars Endurance High Gloss. It does not turn brown.and it last thru two maybe three washes.I would not use any thing else.
That'* the purple syrup right? I use that stuff and it'* excellent !
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