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Old 08-31-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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tire shine?

i have tried black magic tire foam and the the spray, both leave oily black spots on the side of my car. does anyone know of a better kind that wont leave stuff on my car


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Old 08-31-2004, 02:04 PM   #2
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The best I have ever found is Meguires (or how ever you spell it) tire shine stuff. Don't know the exact name of the product but it is a gel and not a foam or liquid. It lasts for days not just a few hours. It comes in a black bottle and you can't mistake the stuff inside, flip up the top and if the stuff inside smells like grape bubble gum thats it. I kid you not, the stuff smells good enough to eat. I think any gel product will out perform the liquid of foam products out there but this is the one I like. Alot of stores used to carry it (meijer,walmart,etc..) but I have had trouble locating it in the past so try a big name auto store, they should have it.
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The best I have tried that will not harm tires is Einszett Tiefenpfleger.
The Gel and other solvent based products will not only help accelerate tire deteriation and void the manufacturers warranty should there ever be a problem with the tires.
Solvent based dressings are harmfull to the tires..., but very cheap to make and there is a huge mark-up.

IMO, it is better to use a "safe" product on your tires and apply as needed rather than taking a chance..., just my opinion though:)
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:44 PM   #4
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Can you tell us some of the specific dressings you'd recommend against? All the ones I've seen claim to protect against UV and/or retard drying and cracking.
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Maybe all those blow outs in Fords a couple years ago was due to all the customers using the wrong tire dressing. I don't know how many tires I have seen fly off my car due to using the gel instead of Ford Factory Approved "Einszett Tiefenpfleger" tire dressing. Also I am sure you can pick up the "Einszett Tiefenpfleger" at any automotive store, its so common around here it just flys off the shelves.
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Re: tire shine?

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i have tried black magic tire foam and the the spray, both leave oily black spots on the side of my car. does anyone know of a better kind that wont leave stuff on my car
the only thing i can think of, is to spray your tires when you know you won't be driving for the rest of the day........then just let them sit overnight, so that you can let the excess either drip off, or dry........i'm pretty sure it'll still leave the little spots on your car, but i don't think it'll be as bad..........that's why i stopped using tire shine
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Best we have used is ArmorAll.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:33 PM   #8
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I use Black Magic tire shine in a spray bottle (like a window cleaner bottle) and it leaves a nice shine that lasts for days and days. It's real quick to apply too, only takes a couple squirts per tire.
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Black Magic is kinda too greasy, it seems like? Or is it just me???
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it is, but how often do you lovingly pet your tires?
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