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#1 eetaylog

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

Can anyone recommend a decent tyre shine product? The last couple i bought (turtlewax & halfords jobbie) either left my alloys with black oily streaks, or just wasnt very good at giving the tyres a wet look.
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#2 JC

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:51 PM

From having used many, meguirs tyre gel (purple bottle) with the foam applicator (important to use) is the best stuff and I recommend
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#3 louise

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

From having used many, meguirs tyre gel (purple bottle) with the foam applicator (important to use) is the best stuff and I recommend


I will second this... fab stuff and lasts for quite a while :) I used to use it on the black bits on the car aswell :)

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#4 jamesgti

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:41 AM

+ 3 on the megs tyre gel :thumb:

#5 Trig

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:24 PM

Clean the tyres first, let them dry and then Megs endurance tyre gel will work a treat for 3 or 4 weeks. I find that using a microfibre to apply it works well as it doesnt make them greasy, you are kind of buffing it on, so you get a nice matt sheen and the product wont splatter down the side of the car once the wheels start turning
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#6 eetaylog

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:55 PM

Thanks :thumb:
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#7 Hezz

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

i got some of this megs stuff on the recommendation of trig, i've found it a pain to apply but good when it's on there

i've found that the black cans of tyre-shine to be easy to apply and last well though too :cheers:

#8 eetaylog

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:37 PM

i got some of this megs stuff on the recommendation of trig, i've found it a pain to apply but good when it's on there

i've found that the black cans of tyre-shine to be easy to apply and last well though too :cheers:


Is that a meguir product as well?
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#9 Trig

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:53 AM

i got some of this megs stuff on the recommendation of trig, i've found it a pain to apply but good when it's on there


A 5p sized blob for half a tyre, on an old microfibre, buff it on, bingo. It shouldn't be hard to apply.

Edited by Trig, 04 March 2011 - 09:54 AM.

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#10 Hezz

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:17 AM

i got some of this megs stuff on the recommendation of trig, i've found it a pain to apply but good when it's on there


A 5p sized blob for half a tyre, on an old microfibre, buff it on, bingo. It shouldn't be hard to apply.

didnt mean to hurt your feelings trig :blush:

used it yesterday after "detailing" my focus, remember at the last minute to wear a glove when applying, otherwise it gets your hand gooey! does look good :thumb:

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#11 JC

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:26 AM

i've just fallen off my chair at the above post!
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#12 Simonez

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:10 PM

http://www.cleanyour...l/prod_143.html

thats the stuff i use! very similiar to the megs stuff

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#13 ST170 Dan

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

i use megs endurance aswell and find it easy to use, i use a foam pad though.

Edited by ST170 Dan, 14 March 2011 - 03:52 PM.

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#14 Trig

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:39 AM

i got some of this megs stuff on the recommendation of trig, i've found it a pain to apply but good when it's on there


A 5p sized blob for half a tyre, on an old microfibre, buff it on, bingo. It shouldn't be hard to apply.

didnt mean to hurt your feelings trig :blush:


Well, you did, and I would appreciate it if you considered my feelings.

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#15 Craig855S

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:01 PM

Can anyone recomend what to use for the rubbing strips and mirror bases etc? I've got some simoniz bumper restorer and its wank, it looks good whilst its wet but 1/2 an hour later once its dried in it looks grey again.
Im gonna get this purple megs stuff for my tyres and i know someone said it can do black body bits, but im wondering if any of the big names do a good trim blackener
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