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    Thread: Anyone have a tire dressing that they recommend?

    1. 08-05-2012 02:40 PM #1
      I love it when my tires look black and wet. But there are so many products out now. What I used in the past doesnt seem to work the same any more.

      Also looking for something to protect the dash in a brand new vw golf. I had used some UV product in the past. Forget the name.

      Thanks for any advice.

      RonPP

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      08-05-2012 03:18 PM #2
      I have always loved Rick's Best satin tire dressing. It may not be exactly what you're looking for, because it doesn't leave them "wet", it basically absorbs into the rubber and makes them look really dark, and just a bit more glossy than new. You would get that stuff online on prevettes.com.

      Before discovering the satin, I used to use the stuff in the black can, I believe meguiars hot shine or something like that. It definitely is very high gloss, but it doesn't last through crap. One rain and it's done. Rick's Best has a high gloss too, I just haven't ever used it, the satin looks so perfect. I would imagine though that the high gloss has a pretty good longevity as well.

    3. 08-05-2012 04:09 PM #3
      Will have to get me some. TY

    4. 08-05-2012 04:35 PM #4
      I like using Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss whenever Im at a show, more regularly, I use AG Vinyl Rubber and Plastic, subtle, but effective.

      I know that the Meguiar's product does sling if you dont let it dry properly. The autogylm stuff is water based I believe. Not as glossy as the meguiars.

      Cheers,
      Rohit

    5. 08-05-2012 05:29 PM #5
      Is that like a rub on gel? Cool so let it sit for a while.

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      08-06-2012 10:44 AM #6
      Adams VRT is the best I've used. Just remember that tires should be cleaned like anything else before applying a protectant such as dressing.

      Long lasting and no sling whatsoever.

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      08-11-2012 11:40 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathKing View Post
      Adams VRT is the best I've used. Just remember that tires should be cleaned like anything else before applying a protectant such as dressing.

      Long lasting and no sling whatsoever.
      The best that I've ever used.

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      08-11-2012 12:11 PM #8
      Been using Mothers FX for the last few months and have been really impressed. Not a high shine and not a matte finish--kind of looks like licorice. Durability has been very good--getting about 3-4 weeks before I need to redo depending on the weather.

      I'd also like some suggestions for the Golf dash!!!!

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      08-13-2012 11:35 AM #9
      I have been using the AutoGlym tire dressing this summer on my GTI and have no complaints. No spray up on the car, doesnt fade after a rain storm. Usually last a good week. Its just a spray and let it soak in for 5 mins process. Only down side is cost and size. I bought mine when it was on sale for $8.00 and never seen it that low again. And the bottle is very tiny. Hope this helps.
      Autoglym freak- -Arnos Auto

    10. 08-13-2012 03:24 PM #10
      +1 for Adam's VRT.

      I have also use 303 spray with great results on the wheels.

      For the dash i am using Sonax dash spray.
      It comes out as a Matt finish and looks like it did when it was brand new!

      Andrew

    11. 08-14-2012 12:26 PM #11
      I use Zaino Z-16 or Black Magic Titanium Matte Finish. Zaino seems to last a bit longer, but both provide a nice, satin sheen without the nasty reflective gel look.

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      08-16-2012 04:48 PM #12
      Been using Autoglym Rubber Care for a nice soft look.
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    13. 08-17-2012 11:17 AM #13
      Adam's VRT is my favorite tire product. Meguiar's Endurance isn't bad, but as others have said you need to let it really soak in and wipe off any excess before driving or it will end up on your paint.

      1Z Cockpit is my favorite for interiors, 303 Aerospace Protectant is good bang-for-the-buck.

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      08-17-2012 02:48 PM #14
      303 Aerospace, gives a nice look and doesn't fling off onto the car at all. PLus you can use it for anything rubber on your car, door seals, etc.
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      08-17-2012 03:15 PM #15
      I recommend Zep Tireless Shine if you can find it anywhere.

    16. 08-19-2012 05:39 PM #16
      I have been using eagle one enviro tire gel leaves a nice satin shine and it last...even after rain.
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      08-20-2012 02:45 AM #17
      I use meguirs endurance gel on my car,I love it.
      I wish I drove vw

      Yes my car is 5x114.3 and
      Yes those are Mercedes wheels.

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      08-20-2012 12:58 PM #18
      For your VDub's dash, you can use Meguiars Natural Shine Protectant. It's their 'new-er' product for interiors and I have been using it regularly for the past 8 months or so and it does work well. Cheers!

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      08-20-2012 09:32 PM #19
      A Michelin engineer recommended that I try Scrubbing Bubbles (yes, the bathroom cleaner) on my tires. Leaves a nice matte finish looking like new.
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      09-06-2012 03:52 PM #20
      +1 on 1Z Cockpit for the dash. That stuff is amazing. For the tires I've heard good things about Swisswax (but they're expensive) and 1Z or Sonax is prob pretty good.

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      09-06-2012 10:32 PM #21
      I like Adam's VRT, easy to use, easy to clean off the wheels if you get any on them. Use 1 coat for a natural finish and layer or two more for more shine.

      I might have to try scrubbing bubble on my jeep tires to see how it works.

    22. 09-07-2012 11:04 AM #22
      Westley's Bleche White is the best for removing grime from tires. Just make sure not to let it dwell too long on your wheels and to rinse them thoroughly.

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