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Old 06-12-2002   #1  
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Tire detailing?

What is the best way to detail your tires and not have to worry about the cleaner flinging off of your wheels and onto your nicely cleaned ride. (Yes, I mean without having to let the car sit for 5 hours.)
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I use Siminz tire gel it dries in 10 minutes and never spins off
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Use a cotton rag, spray the stuff on and gently wipe...or you can spring for a couple of the tire detailer spongy things they sell near the wash mitts and stuff @ auto stores...only a few bucks!

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Some car wash I went to did some tire detailing and it all ran - now I have streaks on my hubs (as if they weren't ugly enough, I know [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif[/IMG]) - I STILL haven't received my free trial size of Meguire's tire gel - it's been like two months! [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif[/IMG] but I still love their products...

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Yeah, the Meguiar's stuff is awesome, they even give you a cool lil applicator to slam it on your tires with...plus, that stuff lasts for weeks!

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What is the best way to detail your tires and not have to worry about the cleaner flinging off of your wheels and onto your nicely cleaned ride. (Yes, I mean without having to let the car sit for 5 hours.)[hr]
I hate tire cleaner, looks awful. Just clean it with regualar car soap when you are done washing the car. Keeps the tires from dry rotting, also some tire shine spray crap will eat the clean coat on your rims. Not to mention sometime's after a rain storm, or after a while of not applying it, the tires will turn a nasty brown. Boo tire shine
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ahh so its the dressing slingage problem again. ok. here is the answer and i'm sure everyone who has used this will back me up. black magic tire tint (preferrably silver, cause its not so gaudy) will not sling off of your tire. it comes with a sponge applicator too.
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I also recommend black magic tire dressings, they are better than meguiars. oh yeh, make sure your tire is clean and dry before applying, it will last longer and won't fling as easily.
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I have never been able to keep the megiuars from flinging off the tires. I don't get it in the treads and I wipe the tire with a terry cloth towel to remove all excess after is has soaked in for a while. It does last forever though. I think I am going to switch to something else because I am tired of it spraying all down the sides of my car.
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I also recommend black magic tire dressings, they are better than meguiars. oh yeh, make sure your tire is clean and dry before applying, it will last longer and won't fling as easily.[hr]
Yeah I have used that stuff too, works good on my last ride but I have crap Firestones so I never used it anymore they suck HAHA

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i just do it the night before.... but after i run out, i'll make sure to get black magic... hopefully they'll have one in black
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When cleaning and detailing your tires. Start with some Armor all tire foam and a Wire Tire Brush. Scrub the tires with the tire brush while the foam is munching on the dirt. This scrapes all the brown looking rubber off the tire and makes the tire look new again. Then rinse the tire and dry it. Try a product called Tire Wax made by Turtle Wax for the dressing. It does not give the tire a glossy look, but just makes the tire have full deep color like the tires are new.
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When cleaning and detailing your tires. Start with some Armor all tire foam and a Wire Tire Brush. Scrub the tires with the tire brush while the foam is munching on the dirt. This scrapes all the brown looking rubber off the tire and makes the tire look new again. Then rinse the tire and dry it. Try a product called Tire Wax made by Turtle Wax for the dressing. It does not give the tire a glossy look, but just makes the tire have full deep color like the tires are new.[hr]
I wouldnt use any Armorall products on my car at all, but thats just me. The secret to stop the tire dressing from slinging off the tire onto the car is to
1. Pour the tire shine onto an applicator( I use a regular wax applicator that I only use for tires).
2. Wipe the tire completely with the tire shine.
3. Let the tire shine soak in for 5 minutes.
4. Wipe off the excess with a terry towel or some sort of rag.

I do this everytime and I do not have any problems with the dressing getting on my car.

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Civic Dude,

What should I use to clean the tires other than armor all tire foam. Is there another tire foam that I should be using?
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To clean my tires I usually spray on some Simple green or I just use soap and water. Just dont use the same rag that you wash the car with.
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I'd recommend using Meguire's Tire gel the stuff works really well and last for weeks. As for the slinging off I let it soak in for at least 15 mins. then wipe off any kind of excess with a rag.
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I'm looking for a tire cleaning treatment that makes the tires nice and black, but not really shiny... and something that doesn't make the sidewalls slippery when cornering agressively.

Anything like this around, aside from just cleaning the tires real good and leaving them at that?
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For that nice deep black look without the shine use Turtle Wax Tire Wax.
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303 Protectant will make your tires nice and black--but not shiny. It works well on the dash too.
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I use Tire Wax works great and last about 3 car washes.. never spins off
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I use the meguires extreme shine or whatever its called....its the purple looking stuff. I put it on with this applicator pad thing that came with it. It looks really good and doesnt sling off much. I dont like the spray on tire shines that much because they tend to sling off all over the sides of your car.
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black magic is good. armoral foam is good, i think the foam tire shines work better then the liquid ones.
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