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What do you use for tire dressings to keep it looking sharp?
 

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Just saw an ad for an armor-all dressing that claims it lasts through 40 car washes. I'm curious if it is any good. Anyone?
 

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although Armour-all has gotten better, I still think there are better ones out there...Zaino, Adams, 303, Blackfire, Poorboys and even Meguires are good dressings...but no matter what you use, wipe the tire down after application to eliminate "sling" ,also buy a tire sponge applicator and wipe on, don't spray the tire allowing it to get on the rim...

right now I'm working thru a can of Meg's Hot shine....
 

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Zaino Z16. Lasts a long time. No slinging. Black matte finish (but if you want shinier use multiple coats.)
 

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Does anyone know what is the best one that does not splash the car after you drive away?

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Does anyone know what is the best one that does not splash the car after you drive away?

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read above, put on right,none of them splash...or "sling"...
 

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I've been using PERL with great success lately. One thing to note: a clean tire is the only way to get the best results from your tire dressing. I prefer to wipe down the tire with a tar remover (after the initial cleaning) to get it perfectly clean, then I apply my dressing.

My suggestion would be to stay away from anything greasy and shiny, as they tend to sling everywhere and attract dust.
 

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303 works good but because it is not made specifically for tires , prepare to use it more often...again, GET A SPONGE TIRE APPLICATOR from pep boys, and you'll never have anything on the pavement no matter what you use, spray the applicator not the tire...

most dressings are the same - one coat give you a matte finish, two coats gives you gloss...
 

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I think through the years I've tried them all!! What seems to work best for me is:

1) Preparation: Don't let the stuff build up. Clean the tires with a suitable, mild solvent
2) Apply sparingly and wipe off excess.
3) Let the first coat dry
4) Repeat the application process sparingly with a second coat

I get no sling but no matter what I've tried, it does NOT last more than a couple of washings.
 

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Clean tire CLEAN
Apply dressing - allow to dry
Apply 2nd coat if so desired (normally for those that like a shiny look)
After allowed to dry, take a cotton cloth and wipe tire dry.

just my .02
 

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Does anybody think it might not be a good idea to use tire dressing on your tires?


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Does anybody think it might not be a good idea to use tire dressing on your tires?


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As in damage?

No....not with a good dressing, all personal taste whether you want a clean undressed tire, a glossed or matte dressed tire.
 

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I have had several people tell me lately, that tire dressing causes the tire dry up and crack sooner? I don't know what to think. This year, I have just been using a little wax. Not as nice as dressing, but the tires do seem to look a little more natural.
I just wondered if anybody had strong feelings either way on the subject. Thought I might learn something. Thanks for you reply.


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