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Old 06-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #41
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I use water and soap on my tires.
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I was thinking of the butter wet wax. For no other reason than i like the name.
Haven't used it but haven't heard anything bad about it. I still prefer sealants over waxes.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #43
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I use this and it has worked well for all of my vehicles. I didn't start using it on my trailer tires until after they started cracking from the sun. If I had used it sooner I bet they would be in better shape. Luckily RV tires are super cheap to replace.

http://www.stp.com/products/appearan...tep-tire-care/
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Tire Wax?

There was a product review on one of the car shows on Spike TV, I think it was Muscle Car, it was a wax and not a dressing. I have asked at all the auto part outlets and they only carry tire dressing. It dried quickly and they took a papertowel to the tire to show that it dried. It produced a nice matte finish. Does anyone have a clue to the product name? BTW, it wasn't one of "as seen on TV" products.
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Where do you find that natural shine dressing? I am not a huge fan of the ultra shiny look as much these days.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:36 AM   #46
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Where do you find that natural shine dressing? I am not a huge fan of the ultra shiny look as much these days.
Its a Chemical Guys product. They have several different type of tire dressing. You can get it from several online retailers, I would try autogeek.net.

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You guys spew out information that you have no factual evidence to, just regurgitate whatever you hear from someone else. Fact: I used to use tire shine to clean my entire wheel and tire, fact at a test track I stopped quicker then stock even on a day with fresh tire shine. Oil does burn and your brakes get ridiculously hot.
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I'm partial to Meguire's Endurance gel since it's easy to apply and actually lasts a few weeks even through a couple of rains. And it doesn't have that wet look to it where it just gives a nice matte sheen to the tire.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #49
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I'm partial to Meguire's Endurance gel since it's easy to apply and actually lasts a few weeks even through a couple of rains. And it doesn't have that wet look to it where it just gives a nice matte sheen to the tire.
I'm gonna get some of that Mequiars. Thanks for the info. I used to like the ultra shiny tires but I do not know if it is age or what but I like the matte finish so much better these days.

I read where someone was talking about spraying tire shine on their rims. I still think tire shine and cleaner is 90% of the problem on the 17" Hyper Chrome rims on the 2010 SES models. I bought the 2010 I had with 22k on it and the rims where already peeling. I ended up buying a set of recond rims for it. I do not use anything but soapy water to clean my rims and tires. Those wheel cleaners are harsh.

Kinda off topic but I had to share this with you guys. Ok, the sales dept. sold a new Explorer today. The guy who bought the Explorer is very particular so the kid in clean up was using steel wool on the windows for some unknown reason and did not realize the black corner plastic applique's were actually just that, plastic. He thought they were a part of the glass as I sit here and shake my head. Anyhow, he runs over to my office freaking out. I told him to give me a minute. I went over to look at them and there was no way I could have took some 2000 and wetsand them out, buff and glaze them. They were beyond repair. I asked him why in the h#ll he was using steel wool on the windows in the first place as it was a brand new vehicle that was prepped and at one time was on the showroom floor. I am not even posting what his reply was. I said I'll get a set ordered and let the salesmen know. Just amazing.

That is why I did not have them even touch my car. It was on the show room floor anyhow and the person who cleaned it was actually a detailer, not a lot guy but he wanted more $$$ so he left. Hoping this will open some eyes up. I am most definitely bringing this up in the managers meeting tomorrow. People do not even have a clue how much damage is done to the finish of a new vehicle before they even take delivery of it but it comes down to the almighty dollar as usual.
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Its a Chemical Guys product. They have several different type of tire dressing. You can get it from several online retailers, I would try autogeek.net.

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Thank you. I was kinda figuring autogeek.net. That sight gets me in trouble with the wife..lol I am gonna get some of this too. I want to get my new SE all detailed this Saturday and take it down to the local State Park while there are still some leaves on the trees and get some good pics.
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