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Looking for recommendation's of the best shine & longest lasting dressing for my Tires.





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I use ArmorAll extreme tire gel, it stays on, and there is no sling, additionally if you are in a spell without rain it will last a week, easily. Of course, this is my opinion and what I use.
 

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^ Use same product....great shine and does LAST...zero sling, I work it in with a small hand held bristle brush, then go over it with a small rag,better to apply on slightly warm tires.I find it last closer to 2 weeks!
 

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I use Blackfire Eclipse Tire dressing gel - 1 coat you get a matte black finish that lasts - if you apply two coats they say you get the wet shine look, just my preference I like the deep matte black look so I can't tell if the two coats slings - I've never applied two coats - and I have another gel that I like but can't recall the name - so will post that later if I remember to look in cabinet this weekend.

I know the stuff the drive thru car wash I use in the winter slings horribly -
 

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ArmorAll Tire Foam. Just spray it on and allow to dry. A minor amount to touch up with a rag to dry out any crevices and overspray on wheels and your ready to go.
Provides an even matte finish that's good for 2-3 wks, at least in So California weather.
 

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Do people still use tire dressing? Nothing says 80's like shiny tires.
well, nothing screams "unfinished" more than a car that has been washed/cleaned and nasty dirty tires on it!!! high shine is not what I go for.....deep "new" matt black sure finishes it off nicely tho, my opinion!
 
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It attracts more dirt IMO, especially those sticky gels. Then when you want to clean the wheel properly you have to scrub it off.
I just keep them clean and use a matte rubber conditioner(coat our motorhome tires before we store) very infrequently just to keep a new tire look without goop. It takes some harsh cleaners to get years of built up silicone off tires which is not good for the natural state of rubber.
 

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Mine attracts 0 dust/dirt, which is why after trial and error use the ArmorAll product, and as 5.0 Candy REDCS pointed out, it seems unfinished if not attended too, the tire shine adds to the look as opposed to detracting from.
 

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Using tire dressing up, I can honestly say...I never had a single complaint about attracting dust to finished wheels,ever! ......you're applying way too much product or leaving it on the tire....in my case....zero complaints ( less is more)....
 

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Everyones different. When I used to use those products I really did find my tires were dirtier (like an orange type of film or something) and harder to clean down to the rubber the more you used that stuff especially over time if you did not clean it completely off. When I started using the conditioner on the motorhome tires I liked it and the idea. It keeps the natural stuff in your rubber flexible and supple instead of just coating them. It soaks into the rubber and it keeps it looking new and for me just enough black with no actual shine. I do not like shine at all on my tires but I like them to look clean and like the black rubber they should when tires are brand new. The conditioner does this. Plus its good if you have any old cars with the rubber seals getting dried out. I put a little conditioner on all the seals of our cars and motorhomes to keep them nice and flexible to seal their best. Just a recommendation to try
 

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I think I'll stick with what I like, not BIG on tire conditioners....for me, its end result is like a basic tire wash,without any pluses!...
Fact: 1 I have no clue what you mean when you say "harder to clean to the rubber"....that's essentially "Build up of ANY product", if you wash/clean your tires as they should be done, you'll have ZERO buildup....
Fact: 2 Armour All IS a tire conditioner....comes in natural, mid shine, and high shine..... I generally use Tire foam to clean my tires, an hour later, I'll add my tire shine gel:

TIRE FOAM

One easy step to clean, shine and protect your tyres.

Armor All Tire Foam is specially formulated for the needs of dirty tyres.
Based off Armor All's incredibly successful Protectant range, Armor All Tire Foam helps you get rid of the daily mud and muck from tires.

Users simply spray it on the tyre and then leave it alone. In minutes dirt just floats away leaving the tyre clean, shiny and protected. No wiping, no rags, no mess.

Convenient - no wiping, no rinsing, no mess
Cleans - foaming action surfactants lift dirt from the tyre and carry it away
Shines - tyres are left with a uniform, lustrous surface
Packaged in a convenient aerosol foam
Economical - it treats up to 35 tyres and there's no need for extra rags or sponges
- See more at: Tire Foam | Armor All
Yep, everyone's different!
 
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Actually it's the armour all tire foam I used to use awhile back and I just found it left an "Orange" color film on the tires. Have no idea why but without using it (and using the conditioner) my tires are cleaner when I go to wash. I don't have to scrub nearly as much so the dressing does stick to the tires. A conditioner is a different product in that it gets absorbed instead of sitting on top like most dressings. Never have any sling.

You are right, a lot of products use conditioners in them too but they do leave varying levels of shine. If you are a non shine person but want to keep your tires from fading and like the look of a new tire without shine I would recommend trying just a conditioner instead of a dressing. Beasleys and McKee makes some rv products (what I use). I used something one time in a paste by dodo juice products that was great but too expensive for all the rv tires....
 

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"Actually it's the armour all tire foam I used to use awhile back and I just found it left an "Orange" color film on the tires." Vodka tends to make one see "Orange" coloUr film if enough is consumed in a day LOL.....
I have NEVER had any of these problems you speak off with ANY Armour All product,EVER...so I can't comment beyond my fact what I have found it to work extremely well, I also like the shine byproduct it brings to the process...been using these products for a VERY long time with no issues..."if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
 
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Yes, strange...I've used Armor All Tire Foam for quite awhile and never noticed any "orange" residue or discoloration left over.
 

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Just to add to the conversation, I too noticed that the "foam" products did turn the tires orangey/brown, I have tried a lot of products and have thus far been quite pleased with the Armor All eXtreme shine tire gel, no sling and lasts for quite a while.
 

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I do tires in two steps.

First, I use a tire cleaner to remove brake dust and other dirt from the rubber. Best stuff I've found is Westley's Bleach-Wite. One or two applications of this stuff onto a dry tire, followed by a bit of scrubbing, gets rid of all the brown ****.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Magic-800002222-Bleche-Wite-Cleaner/dp/B005R6LOZM/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1463104095&sr=1-1&keywords=westleys+bleche+white

Second, for dressing, I love the 3M Tire Restorer. It is not glossy, but rather gives a nice satin finish, much like a new tire. And it lasts.

http://www.amazon.com/3M-39042-Tire-Restorer-oz/dp/B0002NUNMU
 
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