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Best tire dressing

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Merrill, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    I know this has been talked about before and know there are many products out there. Would like some input on the easiest, best looking, longest lasting tire dressing. Something that does not throw off onto the rims. I have used spray foam, spray bottle and currently using Blackfire and find that it works pretty well but is a pain to apply and expensive.
     
  2. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    303 Aerospace is our conditioner of choice. We use it on all plastics, rubber, and black trim as well. Has a nice clean and satin look, if you want more gloss, just do a second coat. Will not sling off either. Lasts a few weeks. You don't want stuff that stays on the tires for longer than that.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Normally I don't like to put anything on tires. It weakens the compounds and makes the tires easier to cut.
     
  4. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    That's true for products containing formaldehyde or cheap silicones... Armor All comes to mind. Products that are water-based like 303 actually act as SPF protection and further preserve the rubber
     
  5. JPP

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    Do you like matte or shiny?

    I like the Griot's Garage vinyl & rubber dressing (matte):

    www.griotsgarage.com
     
  6. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Things I've tried:

    Carpro PERL
    Sonax Tire Gloss Gel
    Pinnacle Black Onyx Gel
    Pinnacle Black Onyx spray
    Griot's Garage Vinyl & Rubber Dressing
    Griot's Garage High Gloss Dressing
    Blackfire gel

    The ones that I've liked the most are Pinnacle and Sonax tire gels. They offer a nice glossy shine that lasts for a few weeks. But then again, I like high gloss on my tires. I'm beginning to like the satin look, and PERL seems to achieve that.

    The Griot's products didn't last long at all IMHO.

    After using the Pinnacle Onyx spray, I got a lot of sling (probably didn't use it correctly), and it didn't last long either.

    Haven't tried the 303, but I've tried some of their other products and like them a lot.
     
  7. Johan

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    Glare Tire Magic is really good
     
  8. MrIanB

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    Blue ice.

    Ian B
     
  9. TylerCA

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    I have a garage full of their stuff. Really good stuff.
     
  10. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I use 3M Tire Restorer. It's designed to give that natural look , not a greasy shine. It's also designed to "protect" the tire, not damage and crack it. Has high reviews.

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  11. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I have recently changed to 303 Aerospace Protectant and found it works well, although the sprayer on my bottle is a bit uneven.
    303 Aerospace-Protectant
    It leaves a nice matte finish on rubber surfaces but can't speak for the protection qualities.
    Got nil throw off.
     
  12. Our Super VRT meets all of your criteria!

    It's water-based so it doesn't sling or run. It stays where you put it.
    It's water-resistant, so it gives great longevity and will hold up through a handful of washes or rainy/wet driving conditions.
    It dries to a satin/matte finish depending on how your tire compound responds to it. Not shiny or greasy.
    It's a thick, lotion-like consistency so a little bit goes a long way and you don't have to worry about.

    As a little bonus, I'll send a free bottle to the next three people who'd like to try it and respond to this thread. :)
     
  13. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

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    I will take you up on that offer. Info sent via PM.
     
  14. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    #14 EdA, Jan 15, 2014
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    I'm in!

    PM sent too!

    PS: I have been using "Beyond Black" and while it looks great for a day or three it doesn't seem to have the greatest durability.
     
  15. liuping

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    I'll give it a try (been using Griot's)
     
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    I'd love to give the Super VRT a try.
     
  17. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    Definitely post your results, I have been trying different dressings (Sonax, Griots, 303 Aerospace) and still would like a better option.
     
  18. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    It snowed today so my results are delayed....
     
  19. Chipper

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    I have not yet received my bottle so results are delayed.
     

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