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Tire dressing

Post by Jooze » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 am

My Michelins are showing a bit of yellowing even though I always clean them with a brush when washing the car. Been thinking about trying a tire dressing to keep them looking a bit better.

Anyone have any suggestions? Or even some before and after photos of the results.

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Re: Tire dressing

Post by MaxM140i » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:42 pm

Are you using any chemicals to clean the tyres too (e.g. APC)?

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Re: Tire dressing

Post by Jooze » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:46 pm

MaxM140i wrote:Are you using any chemicals to clean the tyres too (e.g. APC)?
Yeah, usually a ValetPRO APC


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Re: Tire dressing

Post by Jooze » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:47 pm

MaxM140i wrote:Are you using any chemicals to clean the tyres too (e.g. APC)?
Yeah, usually a ValetPRO APC

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Re: Tire dressing

Post by MaxM140i » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Jooze wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:47 pm
MaxM140i wrote:Are you using any chemicals to clean the tyres too (e.g. APC)?
Yeah, usually a ValetPRO APC
Hmm, i use Bilt Hamber but at the end of the day APC is APC. It usually draws alot of crap out. Sometimes i notice if i use fallout remover on the wheels this can yellow the tyres a little too but i clean off after.

CarPro Pearl is a good tyre dressing and is concentrated so can be using as a spray dressing watered down for other stuff.

I use back to black (can't remember who makes it) but i have just used the last so will be getting Pearl on the weekend.

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Re: Tire dressing

Post by MaxM140i » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:55 pm

Just checked its called Black to the Future by ValetPRO. Its a pot and i use a detailing brush to put it on. Pretty good as you're not spraying the stuff on it doesn't get on the alloys/you don't over apply.

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Re: Tire dressing

Post by Paul W » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm

used many

for value, longivity and also little splash back ont he paint work I use this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Turtle-Wax-518 ... th=1&psc=1


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Re: Tire dressing

Post by MaxM140i » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:14 pm

Paul W wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm
used many

for value, longivity and also little splash back ont he paint work I use this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Turtle-Wax-518 ... th=1&psc=1


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I didn't hear great things about it in a review but if your personal experience is good then fair enough.... can't got wrong for £5/£6!

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Re: Tire dressing

Post by Stubacca » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:55 pm

You have to be careful with tyre dressing that contain a lot of silicon, as this can actually colour your tyres, you end up with brown tyres :|

I swear by this stuff:

Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0009IQXJ0/ ... vDbJC7SVZK

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Re: Tire dressing

Post by lbr1984 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:18 pm

Stubacca wrote:You have to be careful with tyre dressing that contain a lot of silicon, as this can actually colour your tyres, you end up with brown tyres :|

I swear by this stuff:

Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0009IQXJ0/ ... vDbJC7SVZK
this... best stuff out there. you can apply with a cut off piece of sponge, the applicators are a waste of money. try and let it dry once applied to reduce splatter


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Re: Tire dressing

Post by Octavius » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:23 pm

Gtechniq T2.
Not too glossy so more natural looking. More of a liquid than gel so no splatter.

You only get splatter if you apply too much dressing though.
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Re: Tire dressing

Post by Jooze » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:45 pm

Good stuff thanks! I’ll see what my dealers have since Finland doesn’t always have all the goodies like you. Most likely will find those brands tho. :fest:

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Re: Tire dressing

Post by nivens » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:39 pm

I've been using Auto Finesse Satin recently and it seems pretty good, doesn't last much longer than a couple of weeks but I've not found any that do. Easy to apply, doesn't seem to sling unless you over do it and Halfords stock it here so can be had for a decent enough price when they're running their offers.
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Re: Tire dressing

Post by RickN55 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:03 pm

I use either Autosmart Highstyle or Meguiars Tyre Endurance Gel. Very good products and seem to last well and don't just disappear once a cloud looks at them...
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Re: Tire dressing

Post by robsaboy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:31 pm

Been through a few including Megs. Current one is Gyeon Tire and the best so far!

The 'Tuf Shine' tyre brush is cheap does a great job :)
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