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Old 08-14-2004, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have tried several products that give a nice shine to my tires and the black plastic trim on the outside of my car. Unfortunatly, the shine only last 2 days tops before it fades away. Anyone know of a product that will keep that shine going for at least a week?
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Meguiar's Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditoner #40. This stuff is mainly ment for the trim and interior, which it does a great job on. Haven't tried it on my tires though, I stick to good old Armor All for those.

This is what I use, it comes in a 16oz spray bottle at most stores.
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Just something i tried today. I was painting my bumpers, and i topped them off with a clear coat, and i noticed u can use it also to make ur trims look really rich in color. ONLY use this on exterior trims though. and not tires
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What products have you tried?
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I tried black magic protectant. It is one of those liquid spray on cleaners. It seems just be a mess as it gets all over the rim and it lasts a day tops.



I have gotten the desired results from this meguiar's vinyl and rubber protectant. It works great on all my exterior black trim and tires. The only problem is that it lasts 1 or 2 days at the most before everything turns flat again.
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You should check out "Forever Black". Here's a link<---click here. Check out the tire gel link.

Also, make sure your tires a very clean before applying anything.
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Old 08-18-2004, 06:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I use 1Z Einszett Tiefenpfleger. I like the look. Not to shiny just natural. Plus it lasts longer than Meguiars endurance and DOES NOT sling off!
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I have found that the cleaner the tires the better these dressings work. Prep your tiers using a decent scrub brush and your favorite rubber cleaner. Then go back over with your favorite dressing. I am going to start sounding like a commercial, but I like Griot's Garage products. I haven't tried there rubber cleaner yet, but their vinyl and rubber dressing works well. I have used Mother's tire and rubber cleaner and thought it was fine. The key for me seemed to be cleaning before dressing.
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I have tried several products that give a nice shine to my tires and the black plastic trim on the outside of my car. Unfortunatly, the shine only last 2 days tops before it fades away. Anyone know of a product that will keep that shine going for at least a week?
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[SIZE=7] I feel your pain. You might want to try TUF Coat Tire Shine which is sold as a kit. The web site is tuf-coat.com. It is unlike anything else out there!
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I started using this when I saw that the dealership sold these products.
It doesn't really last longer than the other products I have tried. But it is a spray, not a greasy, oily lotion type of trim shiner. You just spray it on the tires - no wiping needed. I just spray the trim and wipe it dry. I can now shine up the entire exterior in about 1 minute. So every other day or so I just do a quick run down of everything and I'm golden.

http://www.properautocare.com/sttrsha.html
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I use Armorall Tyre FOAM - it works a treat!

It even leaves a gloss on your tyres for about a week...no other product I have used is as good!

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From epinions.com (original link).


Mothers Multi-Purpose Wheel Mist, reviewed Sep. '02

Author's Product Rating ***** (Five stars out of five)

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Just Spray on and hose off.

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None

The Bottom Line
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Try it once and you will use it forever!

Recommended
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Yes- a breeze to apply and shine - ***lasts forever***

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I have tried many different wheel cleaners that say just spray on and then hose off. They never worked that way until I tried Mothers wheel cleaner in the yellow bottle.

I have owned two BMW's and the amount of brake dust the rims receive is unbelievable. Just one application and the wheels are clean.

I do not have to use a brush like in the past to get the hard to reach areas or heavy dusted areas.

Follow up the cleaning with one of their many wheel polishes (depending on the type of wheels you have, I use the clear coat wheel polish) and stand back and admire your work.

Try a bottle and you will not be disappointed.
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I use the Turtle Wax Tire Wax for my tires. Seems to last about 2 weeks (with some fading of course). Same as above, the tire needs to be squeaky clean and DRY before application otherwise you're wasting your time. It comes with a foam sponge applicator.
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[SIZE=7] I feel your pain. You might want to try TUF Coat Tire Shine which is sold as a kit. The web site is tuf-coat.com. It is unlike anything else out there!
a.k.a. "Tuf Shine"........I didnt even know this stuff was around this long! I can vouch for it. Incredible product. As far as Im concerned, "there is no other"..........
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