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Old 10-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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How do you apply tire dressing?

I used many things including one of those sponge applicators but could not control it or spread the dressing evenly often smudging the rims. I read on another forum about using a small paint brush, went and bought the least expensive brush walmart had and to my surprise it worked ten times better. will never go back to the sponge!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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Sponges are normally terrible from my experience...haven't found a tire dressing I really liked...
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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Sponges are normally terrible from my experience...haven't found a tire dressing I really liked...
Have you tried Carpro PERL?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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to the tires. :P
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #6
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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Have you tried Carpro PERL?
Nope! But I'll give it a try, everytime I apply Adams VRT it doesn't last at all even the 10 year old armor all spray on sh*t lasts longer on my moms caddy????
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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I have never once had trouble using a sponge...

Try ultima Tire and trim Guard Plus

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:06 AM   #9
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i use the Adams VRT and the applicator that comes with it. it works perfect all the time no mess at all!
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #10
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For anybody who uses the foam, cut your applicator in half and it works on low profile tires better without smudging your rims or hitting the fender.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #11
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I usually pour dressing on top of my salad and mix it all up.

On tires I apply tire shine to a sponge and wipe on the tire.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #12
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I use optibond tire gel, best matte tire dressing I have ever used, that with a small paint brush and I get perfect coverage and no smudges on the rims. alot easier!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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Nope! But I'll give it a try, everytime I apply Adams VRT it doesn't last at all even the 10 year old armor all spray on sh*t lasts longer on my moms caddy????
I like Carpro PERL for several reasons:

1) One coat looks like matte/slighty shiny, two coats looks shiny, three looks like jet black shiny. I like three coats. My tires shine at night, that's how shiny they are. That's not the look everyone wants, but that's the great thing, you can choose your own look based on how many coats you want.

2) Even if you apply three coats, no nasty greasy feeling.

3) Durability is great Lasts ~ 2 months in my experience.

4) A bottle is meant to be diluted. So one liter bottle should last you a year easily if you are just doing 2 to 3 cars

5) It doesn't wash off in rain...

6) Price is cheap! Only like 25 dollars for the liter!
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:41 AM   #14
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Fill a 2 gallon bucket with your favorite shine, throw it at tires, drive really fast... all done!
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #16
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These:
http://www.chemicalguys.com/Auto_Det.../acc_300_2.htm

and this:
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