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      06-24-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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Best product for wet tire look?

See lots on you on the forum know your stuff when it comes to wax/finishing products. Looking for a recommendation on your favorite product for the wet tire look. Tried several, none that I love.

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      06-24-2018, 09:19 PM   #2
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Black jack sponge
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      06-25-2018, 06:59 PM   #3
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      06-25-2018, 07:04 PM   #4
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Meguires endurance tyre gel. Some love it, some hate it.
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I also use the Black Jack, looks great!
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+1 for Meguiar's Endurance.

Its one of those products that you use for the first time and just immediately regret not finding it earlier than you did.
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I am a big fan of water-based tire dressings instead of more common silicone-based tire dressings. A silicone-based dressing will generally leave a shinier look that lasts considerably longer, but they really gunk up the tire and can have other negative effects over time. A water-based dressing will actually soak into the sidewall helping to condition the rubber and reducing the chances of slinging off.

I am currently using Meguiar's Hyper Dressing diluted 1:1 with water. It gives a nice, somewhat shiny finish that doesn't look too synthetic or over the top to me. The only downside is that it is only available in gallon size containers which may take the average car owner forever to use up.

Another great option that is available in smaller sizes is CarPro PERL. When used neat, it will leave a dark finish that has some shine to it. Since it is water-based you can dilute it with water to reduce shine if that suits your style better.

Product Review: CarPro PERL by Zach McGovern




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2 Schools of thought.....kinda like the Wax/Seal vs Coat, If you like to top up the look of your tires every time you wash then I agree with Zach on products he recommended and would like to add Optimum Opti-Bond Tire Gel to that list.....but there are also tire coatings out there, one of my favorites to date is Black Pearl Trim and Tire Armour, rolls on with a foam roller, and Iv'e 2.5 to 3 months of that "just applied" look.They have a few options in terms of finish, glossy for the wet look, matte for the clean new tire look. If you like a set and forget solution (for awhile at least) check em out.
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+1 for Meguair's Hyper dressing, and it doesn't get all over your fenders after driving off. Apply more layers as you feel necessary, and lasts a lifetime!
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My favorite by far and I've used everything under the sun is some stuff called More Shine by Stoner Car Care.
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Tire shine is old school.
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Is there much in the way of sling with the gels? Made a huge mistake going through a car wash. Result was over $600 in damage to my pint and a brown oil all over my wheels and tires that was slung all over the sides of my car.
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Silicone based dressings can be more prone to slinging, however any dressing can sling when applied too heavily or improperly. I wrote an article on this very topic a while ago.

How to Avoid Tire Dressing Sling by Zach McGovern


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All Meguiar's always deliver great results
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All Meguiar's always deliver great results
I wish they could get a tire coating in their line up.
I am still working off my Turtle wax Endura shine stock.

With proper cleaning of the tire I am sure the Turtle Wax Black Endure TRIM coating would out perform any brand of silicone tire juice marinade.
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