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Old 03-12-2019, 02:08 PM
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I've used Meguiars Endurance gel for many years because it lasts, locally avail, and it's inexpensive. However, no method of application and/or dry time will prevent sling on the paint and the brown dirt that collects on the tires after a couple of weeks. Not a fan of the high gloss/wet look, but this can me managed with a towel or less product.

Are any of these higher end products much different or better? I've used a couple of these brands before but usually for wax
- Wolfgang Black Diamond Tire Gel
- GYEON Q2M Tire
- Pinnacle Black Onyx Tire Gel
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I can't speak for any of those products, but have had great success with Four Star Tire Dressing and Surf City Garage Beyond Black Tire Gel. Both leave a nice satin look on the tire that appeals to me, probably less glossy than Meg's endurance.

Just a side question, have you tried applying the endurance, then wiping the tire with a microfiber towel after to remove all the excess material? That worked well for me on similar dressings in the past.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:30 PM
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I'll check those out!

That's the process I use with Endurance, but never tried a microfiber towel on tires......just cotton. I even let it sit overnight after wiping off excess and still no luck. it will sling for days and get worse throughout the week. Really ruins a freshly waxed or polished car
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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.


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Lemon Pledge for the wheels and tires.
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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.
The Opti Bond looks like a strong contender with a nice price point. Excellent reviews on Amaz0n and AutoGeeks. Also dillutable for a spray action on trim. Definitely going to try this one!
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The Opti Bond looks like a strong contender with a nice price point. Excellent reviews on Amaz0n and AutoGeeks. Also dillutable for a spray action on trim. Definitely going to try this one!
You will NOT be disappointed. If you try it and don't like it, I will buy the bottle from you. Seriously.

A little goes a lonnnng way, too. For $16, you get a big bottle. You really can't go wrong with anything from Optimum. They run a couple FB pages and directly interact with customers, sharing tips and tricks, and discussing products in detail. Great bunch of guys from Canada!
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A few years ago at detail fest, i saw what I thought was the best looking tire product I'd ever seen. It dried quick to a deep satin sheen with a warm black color.

It was an optimum product, though I think it's been replaced since then. i didnt buy any at the time, as I was a broke college kid, and it was pricey.
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Been using Chadwick's No-Sling tire dressing, easy to apply and nice finish.
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Originally Posted by FAUEE View Post
A few years ago at detail fest, i saw what I thought was the best looking tire product I'd ever seen. It dried quick to a deep satin sheen with a warm black color.

It was an optimum product, though I think it's been replaced since then. i didnt buy any at the time, as I was a broke college kid, and it was pricey.
That definitely may have been their older "Tire Shine", which they still sell. It is a water-based spray instead of a gel. The Opti-Bond has been out for a while now, and they just released another new tire product as well. It is a tire "coating" that lasts reeeeeally long. Such a cool company. HQ is in TN, and the marketing guy that does all the demo videos and runs social media is in Canada.



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Ive been using 303 and am sitting on several gallons

That BAD Huh ????
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303 Aerospace is awesome. It is what I use on my dash and door panels in all my vehicles. I use it on the exterior black trim of the Z06, too (cowl, wiper arms, hood seals, rear brake ducts, window moldings, etc.)
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[QUOTE=CamarosRus;1599048021]Ive been using 303 and am sitting on several gallons

not only great for the interior but for tires as well....
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303 even has Wipes - like the Lysol wipes.

FYI - AutoGeeks has 25% off and free shipping thru Saturday. Two days after I placed my order with 10% off and I paid shipping.
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Autogeek had a 25% off sale last week, with $5.95 shipping. I waited to see if they would do better, and sure enough, 25% off and free shipping today. LOL! Placed a small order for some random stuff I needed.
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Well, that ended up costing me money. Thanks for the heads up on the sale... i think, haha.
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DP Detailers Gloss Tire Gel - no fling off, easy application, its a get so pretty think, last longer than any other product I have used.
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DP Detailers Gloss Tire Gel - no fling off, easy application, its a get so pretty think, last longer than any other product I have used.
You must have an old bottle. "DP" has been "McKee's37" since 2016 or so. They still make the gel, but the formula has been improved a lot. Much less greasy in appearance now.
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Originally Posted by FYRARMS View Post
You must have an old bottle. "DP" has been "McKee's37" since 2016 or so. They still make the gel, but the formula has been improved a lot. Much less greasy in appearance now.
Yes, probably bought it 5 yrs ago when I had a 911, then there was a gap of no car worthy of tire dressing. 32 oz bottle, lasts a long time. I'll get the McKee's next. Very happy with the DP.
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Originally Posted by Sixgun95 View Post
I'll get the McKee's next. Very happy with the DP.
McKee's37 is top of the heap. I know a few pro detailers that use almost everything they offer. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for!
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