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Old 09-08-2002, 01:43 PM   #1
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Question Tire Shine - What do dealers use?

I've read on here that many use the Meguiars Endurance stuff, but it seems that everytime I see cars displayed at Dealers, the stuff that they use to shine tires are just glossier/shinier than what I've used. Anyone know what kind of stuff they use? I've heard people say that they use Brake Fluid. Weird and hard to believe though.
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Old 09-08-2002, 02:07 PM   #2
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Hank,

Brake fluid is a real 'old' trick from back in the 50's and I wouldn't recommend it...Most dealers use 'fleet' products that are only good to help make an impression on the lot..

The best stuff I've ever used is "Looks wet, no Mess" from Super Shine Detail Products. Sprays on with a very accurate , fine spray nozzle, dries in about 30 seconds, and lasts for at least 3 weeks. It looks so wet, that at their displays, they invite you to touch the tires, and when you do, they're dry!

www.supershinedetail.com
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Old 09-08-2002, 02:19 PM   #3
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silvercharged - that stuff loooks great. I want to try some for sure, but I just don't know if I want to shell out almost $30 for four cans when I've never used it before. Too bad they don't sell one can at a time. Do they sell these at automotive stores?
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Old 09-08-2002, 02:23 PM   #4
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Hank -
Not available in any stores I know of, I came across it at one of the many car shows I try to get to each year... If it's any encouragement, I buy this stuff by the case, it's that good...

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Old 09-08-2002, 02:25 PM   #5
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I also use it on the stock black side skirts on my WRX...Spray it on, wait a few minutes, and buff off the excess, the skirts look great for weeks!
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Old 09-08-2002, 02:48 PM   #6
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You willing to sell me a can? Please...
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Old 09-08-2002, 04:37 PM   #7
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Hank, you do not want the stuff dealerships use. I work at a dealership, and the stuff we have fades away really quick (week or two at max). It really is just to make the car lok good when the customer shows up. We buy our stuff from a local detail supply company and I believe its simply called "tire shine" or something....it is a neat color of blue though

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Old 09-08-2002, 05:32 PM   #8
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I dont know about you guys but the dealer stuff doesnt seem to spin off as easily as the Meguires stuff.....I put the Meguries stuff on and wipe it off and it still flys all over the side of my car (aspen white) and looks like hell. And, since it was wiped off its not shiny but just black. The dealer stuff seems to be shiny when dry.
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Old 09-08-2002, 06:42 PM   #9
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I put the Meguries stuff on and wipe it off and it still flys all over the side of my car (aspen white) and looks like hell. And, since it was wiped off its not shiny but just black. The dealer stuff seems to be shiny when dry.
That's the good thing about "Looks Wet, No Mess", dries within a minute, and doesn't fly off on to the body. I've used everything on my tires, and I didn't believe how good this stuff was either, until I tried it.....Works really well on black textured plastic, too.

Hank, I've got an extra can, if you really want one.....
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Old 09-08-2002, 07:17 PM   #10
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Hank- Try Stoner's More Shine, Less Time. 1 coat leaves tires deep black ( I prefer),second coat will add shine to tires.Will not fly on body. I also use it on all my black trim. Their glass cleaner-Invisible Glass- is also great. Pep Boys and sores of that like will carry Stoners.

www.moreshine.com
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Old 09-08-2002, 07:32 PM   #11
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Need more Bling-Bling Hank?
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Old 09-08-2002, 07:55 PM   #12
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Hey silvercharged you got a can for me? LOL!

Hey Hank if you want to order some cans I'll go in on it with you.
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Old 09-08-2002, 08:06 PM   #13
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Hank- Try Stoner's More Shine, Less Time. 1 coat leaves tires deep black ( I prefer),second coat will add shine to tires.Will not fly on body. I also use it on all my black trim. Their glass cleaner-Invisible Glass- is also great. Pep Boys and sores of that like will carry Stoners.

www.moreshine.com
Barry -
That is good stuff, and I swear by Invisible Glass, but if your tires have less than about 6,000 miles on them, More Shine, Less Time will fling off, at least in my experience...
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Need more Bling-Bling Hank?
Yeah, super shiny IS bling, but YOU control how glossy you want your tires to be, and dirty tires are worse than bling bling anytime...
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Old 09-08-2002, 09:12 PM   #15
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I like Griot's Garage Vinyl and Rubber dressing. It doesn't give that "wet look" shine, which I personally don't like. It's more of a subtle satin finish. Nice stuff, and seems to last and last.

I would imagine that dealers use whatever they can get away with spending the least on. It only has to look good until you sign the papers!

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Old 09-08-2002, 09:12 PM   #16
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Hank- Try Stoner's More Shine, Less Time. 1 coat leaves tires deep black ( I prefer),second coat will add shine to tires.Will not fly on body. I also use it on all my black trim. Their glass cleaner-Invisible Glass- is also great. Pep Boys and sores of that like will carry Stoners.

www.moreshine.com

I work at a detail shop and we use Stoner products. I feel that the more shine less time tires does go up on the body of the car when cars pull away...but thats my experience....im actually going to recommend "Looks wet, no Mess" from Super Shine Detail Products to my boss and see what he says...
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however Invisible Glass and other stoner products are great....invisible glass kicks a$$!
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Old 09-08-2002, 09:22 PM   #18
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I use Zaino's Z-16 "Perfect Tire Gloss" and it works great. It does not sling, it does not deteriorate the rubber, and it protects against UV. One application makes the tire look blacker and have a satin gloss. Additional applications increase the wetness. Good stuff!
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Old 09-08-2002, 09:54 PM   #19
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I use Turtle Wax tire wax instead of the spray stuff. Comes with applicator sponge. Keeps the tires shiny for weeks and does not fly off. And it smells like my old girlfriend.
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HAHAHAHA does your old girlfriend smell good or bad?????
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Old 09-09-2002, 12:19 AM   #21
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First off - LOL!!! I'm glad I started this thread. I've been gone for a few hours and look how many posts

Silvercharged - let me know what you want for one can. I'll send you the money.

djerickd - I'll let you try it out when silvercharged hooks me up. If we like it, we'll go in and buy some together. Bling Bling isn't Bling Bling unless you share the Bling some with your friends

Lots of great suggestions here. Thanks y'all. Keep the Bling alive!!!
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Could someone who has some LWNM post the ingredients? I wonder if it contains any silicone. Wondering if it's "good for the rubber". If it's safe, sounds like a good product to try out.
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I use Eagle One Wet. It has a high gloss shine and as long as you spray it on then spray a rag and wipe over the spay to get it even then wait about 20 minutes before you drive it. It will look great for days. The reason you just don't want to spray it and let it run is because once the tire gets hot it will be all over the side of your car.

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Barry -
That is good stuff, and I swear by Invisible Glass, but if your tires have less than about 6,000 miles on them, More Shine, Less Time will fling off, at least in my experience...
I should add that I do not spray directly on tire -I spray on sponge and wipe it on. Perhaps that's why I get no body fling.....
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djerickd - I'll let you try it out when silvercharged hooks me up. If we like it, we'll go in and buy some together. Bling Bling isn't Bling Bling unless you share the Bling some with your friends
Cool, I'll try it out when I get my 20" Chrome Dubs on there!
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