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Old 01-28-2010, 01:08 PM   #1
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homemade tire wet?

I was at a car show a year ago, and one of the guys that was in our club had this tire shine he made, my tires looked wet for a week, but since then the club has broken up, and im not in touch with any of them.

Does any one have anything they made up that works well?
Old 01-28-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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Crisco or Pam? No idea bud!
Old 01-28-2010, 02:13 PM   #3
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im sure he had amoral in it but i have no idea what else he had in it
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mop-n-glo?
Old 01-28-2010, 02:42 PM   #5
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it was like a creamish brownish color haha. Im almost thinking he had coke in it. cause i know they used to use it on tires a time ago, but I don't know I might try to make something up this weekend. If you want ill let you know how it goes and what i used.
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i use this and it last a week
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^^^good stuff! $$$ though...
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http://www.flynndist.com/index.php?c...on=show_detail
Old 01-28-2010, 03:16 PM   #9
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the link you posted wouldn't show up?
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Quote: Originally Posted by evanspears1
^^^good stuff! $$$ though...
i think its around 6 a can
Old 01-28-2010, 11:06 PM   #11
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Quote: Originally Posted by TRPLS10
i use this and it last a week
that stuff is the shit
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Re: homemade tire wet?

I knew a guy that worked with commercial copiers, that got this stupid, ridiculously pure silicone that was used for some industrial purpose. I went on thick and stayed for weeks. Attracted dirt like crazy, though.
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tire shine only looks good until you drive it.
Old 01-29-2010, 09:14 AM   #14
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that meguiars stuff kept my tires shiney for 5 or 6 days on my daily with 70 series tire
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yeah its good stuff
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Re: homemade tire wet?

Quote: Originally Posted by well worn s10
I knew a guy that worked with commercial copiers, that got this stupid, ridiculously pure silicone that was used for some industrial purpose. I went on thick and stayed for weeks. Attracted dirt like crazy, though.
its called printers pick.... i got tons of that stuff from my dads shop(he does bindery work)
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Quote: Originally Posted by bygbyrd
that meguiars stuff kept my tires shiney for 5 or 6 days on my daily with 70 series tire

This. It doesn't "sling" off like other crap tire wet stuff. This stuff makes the tire look wet and keeps it that way for about a week.
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this is the best stuff money can buy wont sling off and makes tire look wet for 2weeks

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:31 PM   #19
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They look wet until you have to touch grass or dirt once or twice,then they look dirty lol.
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http://www.automagic.biz/dressing.htm

No. 32 Super Shine = Good stuff
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Holy shit. 5 gallon and 55 gallon sizes
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well it's like industrial stuff, for detail shops and such. We used it at the dealership I worked at, worked awesome and lasted for weeks even on our shop truck.
Old 02-01-2010, 04:03 PM   #23
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ya that purple stuff was better than the spray ive used both but i cant find the shaped applicators sold with the gel anymore.
Old 02-05-2010, 05:28 PM   #24
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Silicant or water based "tire wet" products actually change the rubber compound at a molecular level and damages your tires. Be mindful of what you put on them.
Old 02-06-2010, 10:37 PM   #25
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i always used brake fluid, shines them up nice, only lasts a few days but dosent damage the tires
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blue lustre from myers tire supply co. use it at work, shits legit
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I use the Armor All gel since I can't find the Meguiars gel anymore. I like both.
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Have you tried baby oil? My brother owns a car lot and mostly i detail the cars, but we have this one tire wet its like 90 bucks for 5 gallons and it smells like candy and it lasts about 2 weeks.
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Re: homemade tire wet?

that purple endurance meguiars stuff is terrible. smells good, but turns my tires brown.
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It's not the shine,it's the dirt sticking to it.
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Re: homemade tire wet?

Quote: Originally Posted by Zeeke98
It's not the shine,it's the dirt sticking to it.

negative. when the tires were cleaned and have nothing applied to them, they were noticeably brown.

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Quote: Originally Posted by jed.only
negative. when the tires were cleaned and have nothing applied to them, they were noticeably brown.
I have seen this happen on my tires as using those products as well, it's probably damaging the tire as stated before
Old 02-26-2010, 01:28 PM   #33
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Silicon dressings will give you the brown tire problem. Thats why I stick to the water based ones.
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www.groitsgarage.com this is where i get all my detailing supplies.
Old 03-04-2010, 07:00 PM   #35
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Re: homemade tire wet?

If you apply tire gel correctly (and on a clean tire), it looks great before and after driving.

...and if Meguiar's is too expensive for some of you, maybe you might want to consider not messing with your trucks anymore. It's like $6 a can/bottle depending on which one you use, and it's not like you should be going through one a week, you know? IMO, there's not a better product readily available at the average retail store.
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The ArmorAll gel stuff is cheaper and works better then the Meguiars stuff as it doesn't make the tires brown after it wears off. Started using that because I couldn't find the Meguiars gel anywhere. Been happy with it since.
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I've never had a tire turn brown after using Meguiars products.. and generally not with anything else either. You need to clean your tires before you apply gel, which is the first important step.. then you need to apply the gel to a dry [clean] tire. wipe the excess off. if you don't, that's generally what causes it to sling.
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Yeah, I always clean my tires first. I had a set of Pirellis that had a nasty brown scale on them all the time after using the Meguiars stuff then driving it. I could get it off with the wheel/tire cleaner I used when I'd wash the truck and scrub the tires down.
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Re: homemade tire wet?

What's some water based tire dressing ya'll would recommend?
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Re: homemade tire wet?

ok this is what i found
Interior Protectant/Dressing



What You Need:
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • A spray bottle or bowl
  • 2 cleaning rags
Combine olive oil and lemon juice in a spray bottle or bowl. Then, use a clean cloth to wipe a small amount of the dressing into the dashboard and any other plastic or vinyl surfaces. Finish by wiping off the excess with another cleaning rag.


And back in the day car lots used Coke or Pepsi to shine tires it would last a couple of day
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Quote: Originally Posted by 03zq8s10
What's some water based tire dressing ya'll would recommend?
I use Chemical Guys VRP. You can dilute it to bring the shine down some or use it a lil thicker to have alot of shine. I dilute mine down some. Heres a pic of my S10 tires after using it. Always use an applicator.



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^^^^ Thanks man! I'll order some of that and try it out. I hate that greasy feel the silicone dressings leave behind and to mention they are a pain to remove when you clean your tires.

hehe http://www.chemicalguys.com/Tire_Shi...tvd_107_16.htm

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Not a problem. Ive never used it on my interior peices, but I do use it on rubber seals around doors. I would suggest dilluting it some to not only make you get more product, but to bring it to the desired level of shine. I forget how much I dulluted my last batch. I just kind of added a few oz of water, shook it and tested. One day I had all 4 tires shined with a different dillution
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