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Any suggestions for tyre cleaning?

I've tried:

the poundshop stuff - rubbish
Armor all - ok but the cans always pack up at half full
Trutle wax wet look something - wears off too quick.

Any suggestions?
 
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Megs endurance
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Depends if you are talking of tyre cleaning or tyre dressing?

You first need to get them clean. Mud, brown deposits and old dressing. A good APC and a scrub with a stiff brush will do the trick and rinse off with clean water,.

Megs Endurance Gel is a very good dressing. Two thin applications are better than one thick one to cut down on product sling, using a dedicated foam applicator. If you don't fancy a very shiny finish then rub off with an old cloth to achieve a matt effect.
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tyre paint usually lasts longer than sprays
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Yes.. get the mud off with something first.. buy a scrubbing brush just for this job and add it to your box of cleaning stuff.

I use the box-standard Halfords tyre dressing in the pump bottle to get the tyres shiny. It doesn't stay shiny for long, so don't worry about that.. but the tyres stay looking "black" instead of grey for weeks.


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Be careful, with some product's they can perish the sidewall's of the tyre's, i use a bit of natural black boot polish and it doesn't have that shiney silicon sheen.
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Any suggestions for tyre cleaning?
I've tried:
the poundshop stuff - rubbish
Armor all - ok but the cans always pack up at half full
Trutle wax wet look something - wears off too quick.

Any suggestions?

Wash the tyres with a nail brush etc with some APC, tescos Daisy APC works a treat and its only 99p, and then use Megs endurance, leave it for a short while to bond and then apply a bit more....and it lasts for weeks not days...and i found that statement to be true

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OK, I'll ask - what's APC?
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OK, I'll ask - what's APC?
all purpose cleaner,

it will remove all the old tracers of the other products used

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?p=788174
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Just be aware of one thing:

Any strong solution of APC which you use on your tyres will also remove the wax protection applied to your wheels. So you might have to reapply after the tyre cleaning operation.
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Can I also use that in a more diluted fashion to remove old polish/wax from my paintwork and glass?
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AG's instant tyre shine dressing works for me. Nice balance between satin & sheen
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One of my current favourites is this - - Mothers Reflections Advanced Tire Care Elite Car Care

Not the cheapest but its a big bottle so lasts ages and applied with a sponge does a great job!
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Can I also use that in a more diluted fashion to remove old polish/wax from my paintwork and glass?
sorry been away for a few days,

no you will need a TFR to remove a old wax/sealant safely etc. an APC for for cleaning.


TFR = traffic film remover.
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