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    I thought I always cleaned my tyres properly, looks like a pass over with a wash mitt when doing the wheels is not enough, even if they look clean!...

    Was reading about degreasing them etc so that the tyre shine you use lasts longer, bear in mind I washed my car Wed and did my usual wheel routine then...

    So, did my usual routine today then scrubed them properly with a stiff brush and the only degreaser I had to hand, fairy liquid

    looked clean, definitely wasn't!...





    The wheels had already been washed with turtle wax and wash mitt and looked clean, will have to see how long the Autoglym foam lasts this time, done one pass will do a second later...

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    I always use a wheel cleaner on wheel and tyre, the dirt that comes off them is always brown, even if i've only washed them a few days before, but might have to try a degreaser on them next time and see how dirty they really are

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    i just wash mine with the shampoo that i use for the car ( zaino z7 ) , but i dont use a foam spray tyre shine . i use the zaino ( z16 ) and find that it last a long time even after washing the car .

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    Is it a wet look? Might try some as I'm out now, was going to try the Megs gel but I once tried it and wasn't that impressed...

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    Ive got some megs gel lee. Its not to bad but i find it hard to put it on tbh. Have u tried the Autoglym instant dressing? (Black label)
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    No but is it a spray? How's it compare to the foam for shine and last...

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    Yes its a spray. It goes on much quicker and less messy than the foam, has a gloss wet look much better than foam lasts about a week
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    Best pic ive got atm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Evison View Post
    Ive got some megs gel lee. Its not to bad but i find it hard to put it on tbh.(Black label)
    I use an old detailing brush to apply the Megs, you could also use a piece of sponge too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Das View Post
    I use an old detailing brush to apply the Megs, you could also use a piece of sponge too.
    I used an old polishing cloth but it seemed to be very thick when i went to put it on
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