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Best tire dressing?

Wondering what you guys use, I've been using the Meguiars Endurance kit (I hate spray bottles, they leave stains on the driveway).


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If it was 2005 I would suggest Shining Monkey.

Just buy one of those applicator things and spray it on to that.

I use Meguiers Hot Shine (I think) and Black Magic Platinum. Hot Shine is better I think, it doesn't attract dirt as much.

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I use the Meguiars Endurance Gel, but the stuff I have has a grape scent and lasts a good long time, even in the rain. I can't find it in stores any more though.
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Meguiar's HOT SHINE

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I use the Meguiars Endurance Gel, but the stuff I have has a grape scent and lasts a good long time, even in the rain. I can't find it in stores any more though.
That's what I have but after yesterday I won't have enough for all 4 tires next time. The pic is just something I pulled off their site.

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i like the blakc magic titanium matte finish spray. its no gloss and no sling and cheap.
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If it was 2005 I would suggest Shining Monkey.

I'm down to my last can of Shining Monkey

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Shining Monkey cures Cancer!

Rich, they are still in business (I think).

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thanks Al, I'll see if I can place a reorder.

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i also use Meguiar's Hot Shine gel, applied with blue shop towels. sprays get all over the place

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I use the Black Magic Tire Wet and it looks great right after you apply it but fades quickly, even when letting the car sit

Definitely switching to a new product

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Ultima FTW!

Ultima Tire and Trim Guard Plus is the best on the market IMHO. I've used them all and this is the one I've stuck with. It's a bit on the more expensive side but it's more of a sealant so it's well worth the cost.
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I use Jet Wet Tire Shine, the shine last pretty long time. They sell them at Auto zone, but I rarely see them on the shelf because they are pretty popular over here.
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This is a neverending saga for me. I've tried the aerosols (sick of the rims getting covered, stains in street or driveway), and I switched to the gel with the sponge applicator. I first tried the armor all shine.... HORRIBLE. Lasted like a day, every time i used it.

Then i tried black magic gel... works great, but definitely has to dry for like an hour to avoid sling.

Another trick I do is to do the rims as best as possible, then back up (or pull forward) "a half a wheel", so what was on the bottom (of the tire) is now on the top. Then I reapply, and let the car sit for like an hour. That usually lasts almost a week, with a little bit of shine left for maybe a couple weeks if i let it sit. I usually wash the car weekly, and reapply.

I'm definitely going to try ultima and shining monkey, if I can find it online somewhere. The autozone near me doesn't have much of a wide selection of premium stuff, just the basic stuff for washing grandma's Saturn.


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I'm going to have to say Shining Monkey FTW. It's a little harder to find now than a few years ago, but still the best. Never tried the Ultima though....
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