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View Poll Results: what do you do?
Flat (keep it normal) 35 19.23%
semi shine 80 43.96%
super shiny 22 12.09%
DrIpPiNg WeT 9 4.95%
dirty 16 8.79%
I don't have tires 20 10.99%
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:52 AM   #51
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I use 303....I have a problem cleaning brake dust off my tires. Anyone have any tricks for easy cleaning?
find a blue beacon truck wash and tell them you want the wheels/tires soaked with brightner. o and i like mine with no shine.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:22 AM   #52
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Klasse AIO, then Klasse sealent, and P21S wax...













jk...... 303 for me....
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:00 AM   #53
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Klasse AIO, then Klasse sealent, and P21S wax...













jk...... 303 for me....
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:38 PM   #54
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303 works very well for me.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:03 PM   #55
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Just got new tires.
S.O.S. pad the tire. then S.O.S. the rim. i just did that, and i also got the hard to reach part. behind the rim on the inside. it took all the brake dust off. so the rim was sparkling clean (stock rims). It may seam like a pain in the ass reaching it, but looks so good!! Then i get some sort of tire shine on it. whatever my dad has, i haven't bought any good stuff yet.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:01 PM   #56
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Just got new tires.
S.O.S. pad the tire. then S.O.S. the rim. i just did that, and i also got the hard to reach part. behind the rim on the inside. it took all the brake dust off. so the rim was sparkling clean (stock rims). It may seam like a pain in the ass reaching it, but looks so good!! Then i get some sort of tire shine on it. whatever my dad has, i haven't bought any good stuff yet.
....steel wool soap pads are aggressive and certainly not a good idea for use on most parts of your car.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:23 PM   #57
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when you get new tires, it helps get the protection off of it so tire shine can do its job. If you don't, it wont have that just cleaned shine too it. at least righta way
Unless the brakedust is real bad, i just use soup, water and a sponge. haha
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:06 PM   #58
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I always have a nice semi shine on my tires...I do detail work on the side so my car is always clean!
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #59
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Westley Bleche White (following the bottles instructions) once a month, and 303 Aerospace Protectant after every wash. Let it soak in for 15 minutes, then dab off the excess.
Westley Bleche White is AWESOME!, its really harsh chemical that will burn your skin, but wow does it clean the old crap/dirt/tireshine off the tires

the stuff that comes off is nasty
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:24 PM   #60
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303 works very well for me.
agreed this stuff is great
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:58 PM   #61
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I use this on my tires...

+2 Im sometimes really lazy though cuase this stuff can rub into the finger real nice and i just dont want to clean up so i use meguiars spray in a can.

The spray can will go through 2 auto washs or done by hand will last till the finish wears out 2- 3 weeks.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:55 PM   #62
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The shine products can affect handling.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #63
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The shine products can affect handling.
If you go over the sidewall, yes, or if you like to autocross your car on the streets, yes. I've seen some people put it on the entire tire and say, "when I drive it will just come off and leave it just on the sidewalls."

I use either, Stoner's Tire Shine, Shining Monkey, or 303. I like the Stoner's as it stays on even after a few washes and it's fairly cheap compared to the other two. To keep it matte looking I spray it on and let it sit for a little while, then go back with a dry rag and lightly wipe it down.
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:21 PM   #64
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when you get new tires, it helps get the protection off of it so tire shine can do its job. If you don't, it wont have that just cleaned shine too it. at least righta way
Unless the brakedust is real bad, i just use soup, water and a sponge. haha
Really? whats your favorite to use? you use Campbells? progresso? store brand? or top ramen you are for sure the only person I know of that uses soup on their tires LMAO
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:39 AM   #65
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I scrub mine with the same soap i wash my car with and a tire brush then semi shine.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:59 AM   #66
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I love the matte look. Had problems with the Armor All. I prefer Stoners.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:03 PM   #67
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I scrub them with a Mothers tire brush and soap and water. No tire shine. I hate that isht.
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