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Tire shine or no?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Tacoma SS, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Sep 16, 2015 at 8:08 AM
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    Tacoma SS

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    What kind of tire shine do you guys use or recommend using? Or do you recommend using tire shine at all? I've heard a couple people say that using tire shine on a regular basis will cause your tires to dry rot. Not sure whether or not it's true I'm just looking for some information.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2015 at 8:10 AM
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    geekhouse23

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    I don't use it. It gets all over the cab, bedsides..everywhere
     
  3. Sep 16, 2015 at 9:07 AM
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    You would think that somebody makes one that wouldn't do that
     
  4. Sep 16, 2015 at 1:48 PM
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    NMTrailRider

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    I use the Meguires hot shine. It's supposed to prevent drying. It says high gloss, but it's not if you wipe it all off. I just spray lightly so as not to get any on the side of the truck. And I wipe it around with a towel until it's basically all removed. Sometimes I'll spray it right on the towel and then just wipe the tires down. I don't like shiny, greasy looking tires. So, I was hesitant to use it. But I went for it and I really like it. It doesn't look like I've applied any product at all. It simply looks like a new tire.

    http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G120...UTF8&qid=1442436218&sr=1-1&keywords=Hot+shine
     
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  5. Sep 16, 2015 at 1:49 PM
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    NMTrailRider

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    ^If you like it shiny, just don't wipe as much off.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2015 at 1:52 PM
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  7. Sep 16, 2015 at 5:04 PM
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    303 aerospace protectant, not shiny but works for me. I also just bought a Carrand tire brush as recommended from tw member and really like it.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2015 at 5:09 PM
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    millertime89

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    Ewww :bananadead: Leave em dirty:mudding:
     
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  9. Sep 16, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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    You need to use a better product.
     
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    DrFunker

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    303 me. :D
     
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    thewarriordinghy

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    Subd. I use meguiars

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    Matte black tires. Matte black wheels.
     
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    I'm not a fan of shiny tires either but a couple of weeks ago I tried that Meguiar's hot shine spray and it looked surprisingly nice when I was done. First time I've ever used a tire product. A little bit of spritz got onto the black rims but I just wiped it off as best I could. In the future I might just cut out a cardboard circle to fit my rim and use that to stop any overspray.

    I use 303 on the interior plastics so maybe I'll try it on the tires next time and see how it turns out.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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    Same here- I use 303 on the interior, door seals, and bed rails. I'll give it a try on the tires. Speaking of 303- anyone know the difference between "regular" 303 and 303 "automotive protectant". Didn't even realize it when I bought it, but mine says automotive on it. There is also just the regular aerospace 393 protectant. Different products?
     
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    Meguires hot shine isn't bad. I use it regularly. Just give a short time to dry.
    Adams vrt is more matte but not locally available and more pricey.
    Aerospace 303 gives good results.

    I apply the product to and applicator and rub onto tires.
    None of the above mentioned products make a mess on the truck even after rain.

    The crap they goop on at random car washes is a different story. My truck has never and will never go thru a car wash
     
  17. Sep 16, 2015 at 8:23 PM
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    Fightnfire

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    Meguires, I only put it on every 3-4 washes, seems to help them wash back to a dark rich black. I don't like em shiny so I wipe all the excess off after application.
     
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  18. Sep 17, 2015 at 7:01 AM
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    how important is an applicator or a tire brush?
     
  19. Sep 17, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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    Hot Shine

     
  20. Sep 17, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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    That stuff available at auto zone and places like that?
     
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