I am currently using a DP Tire Gloss on my car tires. It has a great shine and last for a long time, but as I drive, I notice that some of the gel is shooting on the side of my car and looks like oil discoloration. Of course, it wipes off, but I would like to use something that gave me a great shine, lasts long and does not splatter on the car. I never drive the car immediately after my applying the gel- it is usually a day or 2 and it still does this. Also, I do not apply liberally- Just once over with a paint brush.
What do you suggest?
Dr. Brian Sherwood
PS–Of course- my car is black and shows everything!
Dr. Sherwood, I know your woes!
I have found that even water-based gel’s like you have sling quite a bit. The answer: stay away from gels! Like you said, even if you are letting the gel “cure” on the tire for hours, even days, at a time, it will still sling!
I would stick with a water-based spray tire dressing much like Optimum Tire Shine. Pair this tire dressing with an applicator pad such as the Lake Country Tire Dressing Applicator to help spread the tire dressing on evenly and thinly.
Use about 1-2 sprays per tire on the applicator pad, apply it to the tire, let it dry for about 30 minutes or so, and then buff with a throw-away microfiber or terry cloth to keep the sling down to zero.
I hope this helps a bit in the conquest towards shiny, sling free tires!
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