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Tire dressing/gel that outperforms Endurance?

 
Old 03-18-2019, 02:07 PM
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If'n your willing to put the time in, Tuff Shine Tire Coating will give 6+ months easy. Cleaning the tires can be a somewhat arduous task (especially if you've been laying on silicone tire dressings for a period of time) but once done, good to go for a VERY long time. After initial application I usually give tires a scrub cycle or 2 in the spring, apply 2 coats and then just let it ride until next Spring. It's not gonna give the overly glossy look but you can control the level of shine somewhat by how many coats you apply. Tire dressings used to be such a PIA but not any more....now just a once or twice a year deal.

If you take the time to coat your wheels as well with a good ceramic wheel coating, cleaning the wheels and tires goes from a 30-45 minute task during a maintenance wash to a 5-minute or less task each wash.

THE biggest time saver for me as far as maintenance goes since I got into coatings (Paint, Trim, Wheels, Tires, Glass)

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Old 03-22-2019, 08:21 AM
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The thing I like about 303 is that you don't get that cheap shinny look like Armorall and its not greasy.....
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:51 AM
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Chemical Guys VRP......enough said!!
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:08 PM
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Some great suggestions here. I've used all of the above other than McKee's 37 (no doubt it's great like their other products but have too much other stuff on hand to justify it).

My preference is Optimum's Opti-Bond. Like FYRARMS states all of the Optimum products are excellent. I still use Zaino Z16 for daily drivers because I have a ton on hand. There's nothing wrong with it although I think technology has moved past it.

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Old 04-04-2019, 09:39 AM
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For Tires definitely 303.
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:07 PM
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SurfCity garage tire dressing called Beyond Black.I have just about used everything out there for tires.I found this product about 3 years ago,it gives a soft low luster Finish to the tires. This stuff does not sling back on to your car.This is the best product that I have ever used and get many compliments from people at car shows. Also SurfCity garage has a lot of other great products such as detailers which are great. There detailer called Hot Rod is what I use on all my cars.
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:54 PM
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I like surf city garage products a lot too. Their quick detailer, interior cleaner, and tire dressing are some of my favorite things in my arsenal.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:46 PM
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Disclosure: I get get some free stuff from ‘em as an endorser as really like a lot of their products. No percent of sales or anything goes to me from anyone using that code. They provided it to me to pass on courtesy of SCG.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by pickleseimer View Post
Been using Chadwick's No-Sling tire dressing, easy to apply and nice finish.
Absolutely love this stuff. Best that I have ever used.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:37 PM
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Another vote for the 303 product on the tires. It gives the most clean natural look with no mess.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Boomer111 View Post
Another vote for the 303 product on the tires. It gives the most clean natural look with no mess.
303 works great on shoes too.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Boomer111 View Post
Another vote for the 303 product on the tires. It gives the most clean natural look with no mess.
Being I'm a cheap skate I love 303. Not only do I use it on my tires but works well on interior trim, exterior trim and the tonneau on my truck. Save money by not having to buy individual products.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:53 AM
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You know, it is really hard not to love 303 Aerospace Protectant. Autogeek recently had a 25% off sale, and they were also running a 303 promotion. So, I grabbed another bottle for a total price of like $8 or so. LOL!

I have tried sooooo many "trim restorers", and "trim gels", and "plastic coatings", etc., but 303 Aerospace just seems to be the product I keep going back to. It helps that is so versatile. Now that I think about it, the cowl plastics and rear brake ducts on my Z06 are treated with 303, and they still hold a nice dark sheen after like a year.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:01 AM
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I'm a fan of Duragloss 253. It's cheap and seems to hold up pretty well.

I've also used Aerospace 303 with good results.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:52 AM
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Some people use 303 in the engine compartment on hoses and plastic parts.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by LS WON View Post
Some people use 303 in the engine compartment on hoses and plastic parts.
It works great for that! Seems to hold up much longer against the heat than typical "tire dressings" do. It is what I use in my engine bay. Not too shiny, not too flat. Just an even dark sheen. Can't go wrong with 303!


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Old 04-12-2019, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by FYRARMS View Post
It works great for that! Seems to hold up much longer against the heat than typical "tire dressings" do. It is what I use in my engine bay. Not too shiny, not too flat. Just an even dark sheen. Can't go wrong with 303!

Another thing I do with the heat to make under hood engine parts like plastic n rubber last a bit longer is leave the hood up after I am done driving in my secured garage to let all of that heat escape faster. But perhaps the downside of that is wearing out the hood struts?
I did this with another car I had for 31+ years but that car had a hood prop so there were no struts to wear out.
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:29 PM
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someone recommended 303 for dash problem and as i recall that is what i bought [ can't remember] . bottle is grey with red and white sprayer does that describe 303 bottle . it says ''cockpit premium'' on bottle and , i think , ''eisnzett'' [approximately] . is this product what some are recommending for tires? it was worthless for our dash problem which was dash reflection on windshield making driving in sun almost impossible . thanks for your time . . . peace
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:16 AM
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There is also a 303 detailer spray they use on Mecum. I don't know how well it works or if it is as good as the 2 Zaino detail sprays.
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by FYRARMS View Post
All I use is water-based tire dressings, as they dry quickly, don't sling, and it is easy to adjust the level of shine. I have tried a few different brands, but all I really use now is "Opti-Bond". The consistency is between a gel and a liquid. Almost like a cream. I apply it with a tire dressing foam sponge. Just one coat gives a dark satin shine with no greasy look. Seems to last pretty well for me. Just another awesome product from Optimum Polymer Technologies. I love soooo much of their stuff.

The Opti-Bond is almost as durable as Endurance, with the Meg's lasting a bit longer. However, no sling, no petroleum, and just less mess.

I picked up a pack of 3 of Meguires tires dressing from Costco. I think it was priced for $12.99?? for 3 big spray cans? I did use this Meguire's product from Costco and it does work great..

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