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Trying to find out the best tire shine product? What do u use? :rockon:

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Oooh, I have a really good one! Lemme go run to the garage and check the name!
BRB!!
 

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Okay, it's Armor All Tire Foam Protectant.

I like how it's a foam so it doesn't go all over the place the way a spray does. No muss, no fuss. :)
It's makes the tires super shiny. I love it!!! :thumb: :thumb:
 

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Zaino. The tire protectant isn't super shiny (since tires aren't by default), but they are clean and good looking. The product is also known to keep the tire healthy against cracking and aging.

Before I switched to zaino, I had reasonable luck w/ Meguires tire shine.
 

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I like to use the Valvoline Tyre Shine on my own car. The shine lasts forever.

When doing other peoples cars I just use a no name product that I buy in 20L bulk lots. Does the job but only lasts about a week ;)
 

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Zaino. The tire protectant isn't super shiny (since tires aren't by default), but they are clean and good looking.
I'd agree that Zanio tyre protectant is a great product, I just can't justify how much it costs, well down here anyways...
 

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I like super shiny tires. :) Although I've never checked out Zaino's prices, I've heard their products are pricier.
 

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Although I've never checked out Zaino's prices, I've heard their products are pricier.
You can't beat (ever) their polish. Did the Escape last Labor Day. It still shines fine and beads water!!!
:topic: Best tire care product....(?) Would have to go with Michelin tire care!! But can't buy it here in Michigan.:mad: I have to purchase it on line......
 

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Moved to Tailgate Chat.
You're just a mover and a shaker, aren't ya? :D

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I thought tire shines were bad mojo for tire life. Has that changed?
I never noticed it being bad for my tires. They like the shine. They told me so.
 

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Although Zaino is the only thing that touches my paint, I've found better/cheaper for everything else.

For tires, it's the Tire Cleaner and Super Blue Tire Shine from
http://www.lanescarproducts.com

take a look at the package:
http://lanescarproducts.com/wheel-package1.html

It's UNBELIEVABLE all of the dead carbon that comes out with the tire cleaner (it's concentrated, so you dilute it and get double or triple the quantity).

I also use the Tire Shine on all the black plastics and rubbers.

If anyone is interested, I'll post the next discount that they Email to me.

-SPARKZZ
 

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I prefer more of a satin/matte (clean-look) finish in contrast to a super-high-gloss. With that in mind, here are my favorites:

No Touch Original Tire Care (Satin): used to be able to get at Wal-Mart for ~ $2/can...now can't find it.

Black Magic Titanium Matte Tire Finish: Wal-Mart used to have for < $5...once again, they stopped carrying it. Found it at AAP for ~$8! :cuss:

Stoners More Shine..: ~$5/can. Apply 1 coat for a dull satin finish.

I know there are many high-quality boutique brands available, but I can't see myself spending over $10 on a tire dressing (+ shipping) -- when the above products work fine.
 

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Although Zaino is the only thing that touches my paint, I've found better/cheaper for everything else.

For tires, it's the Tire Cleaner and Super Blue Tire Shine from
http://www.lanescarproducts.com

take a look at the package:
http://lanescarproducts.com/wheel-package1.html

It's UNBELIEVABLE all of the dead carbon that comes out with the tire cleaner (it's concentrated, so you dilute it and get double or triple the quantity).

I also use the Tire Shine on all the black plastics and rubbers.

If anyone is interested, I'll post the next discount that they Email to me.

-SPARKZZ
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Autoglym Bumper Gel is what I use, apply with a sponge, and once dried the tyre gleams for a month, not affected by weather etc.

For a quick fix, it's Autoglym Vinyl and Rubbercare, great shine for a couple of days, or the first rainshower :rant:

As for tyre damage, from what I'm led to believe its what chemicals are used in the shine which can attack tyrewalls.

At work, we used thined down matt black paint for the coach tyres, more economic, and looks good when the tyre maker's name is picked out in gold / white paint
 

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Something called No Touch. It's a matte finish that doesn't hurt the tire, nor does it glisten like it's had a Vasoline job. :bill:
 

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I prefer a less shiny and more satin look, so I use Meguire's Number 41 Vinyl and Rubber cleaner. Works great and it's the same stuff I use on the interior vinyl.
 

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used Meguires and bought black majic to try. Love the wet look. :shades:
 

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Dasha said:
Okay, it's Armor All Tire Foam Protectant.

I like how it's a foam so it doesn't go all over the place the way a spray does. No muss, no fuss. :)
It's makes the tires super shiny. I love it!!! :thumb: :thumb:
I use that aswell! Thumbs up for this! :thumb:
 
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