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Old 02-16-2010, 11:03 AM
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kind of going back to this, I just wanted to show you guys a comparison of a water based tire product vs. a jelly/petroleum based product in reference to attracting dirt and such. I did a test where I used Meguiar's hyperdressing on the front 2 wheels, and I used Meguiar's Engurance gel (which is still jelly based, but it's the only jelly based product from my experience that will not turn your tires brown with years of use). I washed the truck this weekend, and we had some snow fall and with snow came the salt on the road. These pictures have been taken after 3 days of driving.

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You can see how much more salt and debris were attracted to the tire by the jelly based product. Also, I did not use any product on the tire treads of the rear wheels just to show comparison if no products were used at all

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Old 02-24-2011, 08:10 AM
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So silicone products damage the tire rubber as well? I know petroleum does, but didn't know that about silicone. I have been detailing my cars since I was 16 (30 now) and have found the best tire dressing results with Armor All Extreme Tire Shine Gel, a silicone product.

If the weather is dry, the tires will stay shiny for 3 days, and stay black for 7 days. These are the best stats I've found, and have used Turtle, Black Magic, Armor All products (cheap stuff).

I am guessing I need to step it up? Meguiar's Hyper Dressing is the best? Where can I buy it in a store? (Would like to avoid internet/phone purchase.)

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:30 AM
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I use black magic titanium gel love it the shine lasts for weeks
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:54 AM
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i dont use tire shine shit at all. i think it looks better that way. I can clean my tires with a white rag and not get any black stuff on them because of it too:

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Old 02-24-2011, 03:29 PM
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I use Meguires foam. Works pretty good. I just make sure i don't put it on if i plan on hitting any gravel roads. That Wesley's tire bleach works good to. Leaves a nice black look without a shine.
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