AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Africa
County: Western Cape
Ellaura, you still haven't said what product you use??
It's not the cleaning that makes them shiny but the dressing. A dirty tyre will shine if you lather on silicon gel but it will probably be a brownish shade.
As said above, brush with an APC, rinse well and then apply your product of choice.
If you want really shiny tyres (some don't like them) then multiple applications of Megs Endurance Gel applied with a foam applicator will have them "dripping wet".