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      06-25-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question Tire Dressing

Any recommendations for Tire Dressing?
I have tried everything from Canadian Tire with varrying results.
I am going to be ordering Zaino polishes and would like to have a high end tire dressing.
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      06-26-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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i would go with meguires tire dressing, do not spray it on the car get a paint brush and use the brush to put it on make sure to let it dry for a hour or 2 otherwise it will get all over ur side panels
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      06-26-2005, 02:02 PM   #3
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I recommend Meguires High Endurance Gel, I use the extra gloss.

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      06-26-2005, 02:06 PM   #4
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I use that too. How many coats do you apply?
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      06-26-2005, 02:09 PM   #5
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I use that too. How many coats do you apply?
I apply two coats, anymore than that, the dressing stays wet and gets on the car when you drive, anyless than two coats and it doesn't seem to be as deep or glossy.

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      06-27-2005, 04:15 PM   #6
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What is tire dressing? HOw's it different than the tire sprays? Thanks.
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      06-27-2005, 05:47 PM   #7
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What is tire dressing? HOw's it different than the tire sprays? Thanks.
Tire dressing, spray & gels are just products that make your tires glossy. Sprays and gels differ in that gels are applied to the tires via a pad or cloth, and the sprays are like hair spray, spray out of a can onto the tires. I use gel.

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What kind of finish are you looking for? Super Pimp Greasy Slime or just a satin black?
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Do these sprays and gels collect dust from the air/ground? I once used a some kind of spray and the outer side of the wheels became grey from the sand and dust.
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Try Mother Reflections 'Advanced Tire Care' provides a new-like tire look
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      08-14-2005, 06:29 AM   #11
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I use the Meguire's gel and love it! The shine lasts for at least two weeks and never turns brown or ugly. I apply it with a sponge. It lasts a long time and smells like grape jelly!
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Another good tip is to apply gel with a cheap paint brush. Goes on clean and won't get any on the rim.
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      08-14-2005, 04:40 PM   #13
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I've had good luck with Griot's weatherproof tire dressing - matte black finish, lasts well, no silicone.
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      08-14-2005, 06:53 PM   #14
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Meguires Hot something in a spray can is great.
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      08-15-2005, 09:59 PM   #15
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My vote goes to Sal Zaino and his tire dressing, for sure. My objective is to make the tire look like the day it popped out of the mold and not leave residue down the side of the car.

Zaino's tire dressing does just that for me and lasts about 6 weeks w/ daily sun exposure (san diego) and washing once/week.

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