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Optimum Opti-Bond Tire Gel Product Reviews

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After seeing the great reviews I decided to test this product. I diluted it 1:1 and do 2 coats 20 minutes apart from each other. It goes on very easy and looks extremely wet but after 10 minutes dries to a very nice not over the top shine. As others have said, this product is great for trim as well. This product stays on longer than other tire dressings I have tried, even if it rains and does not stain the driveway like Poorboy's Bold 'N Bright did to my concrete. The price is good and I usually only have to apply it every other week.
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John K, very nice product if you want a satin sheen to the tires. Goes on even with a foam pad. Easy to use. If you want more shine apply another layer after 15 min.There is no sling and last for long while.
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Very Very nice product. This is my first experience buying tire dressings in bulk gallon size, although I've tried several in smaller sizes. For those who buy this gem of a product, it's helpful to decant a small amount into an 8oz or 16oz squeeze bottle; otherwise pouring from the gallon jug is a little awkward. It goes on real easy (any good foam sponge will do) isn't messy, and actually stays on the tire! The shine isn't over the top.... probably a "medium" shine -- like a 6 out of 10 -- but classy just the same. Directions say it can be applied using a 1:1 mix with water using the Optimum Spray Gun with compressed air. If you're doing a big cash wash (multiple cars) complete with wheel wells, that would be the ticket. Either way it's applied, one of my favorite detail products... enjoy!

This is a highly recommended product from a variety of sources.
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Initial applications may need to be repeated as this will be absorbed into neglected dry tires. I use CG APC to clean the tires before I apply this product. This will not sling onto your paint. Personally I apply it by hand with gloves on and work it into the tire. Wonderful results that last.
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Perfect blend to give a nice shine without turning tires to bling. You can add more or less (# of coats applied) shine to your taste.

Main thing: water based so it doesn't sling! I love it and think it is great. The only con to this product would be if you want more total shine or to achieve a higher shine without having to add multiple coats.
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Gives just the right amount of shine without too much gloss. I like the fact that it is water-based even though it might not last as long as dressings that are not water-based.
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Great tire shine. Leaves a nice, clean look after initial application. Gloss can be enhanced with a second application. Water based, so safe for tires. Looks great!
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this is the best tire dressing i have found, mix 1:1 with water and the tires look brand new with a matte finish,
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I really like this product because it is non-greasy, does not sling, and has a nice finish without looking too glossy. Best of all, with repeated use of Opti-Gel, the tire has a very rich a nourished look to it. This is true even after washing the tires with Power Clean 3:1, which should remove any Opti-Gel that is left on the surface.
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This is a great item because unlike the cheap tire shine gel products that are silicone based you would find at regular stores, this product is a water based and helps repels dirt and dust. For the gallon price it is well worth it so you'll have enough to last you aleast dozens of cars.
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Great tire shine product! This tire gel takes a little time to get used to using it and getting that exact shine but once you get the process down it's great! It's water based which means it will NOT harm or brown your tires. Instead it creates a UV protectant and nourishes the rubber. I even use it on plastics and trim for a slight shine. Used in a sprayer like the Wagner Sprayer and applied in a fine mist proves best results with very little waste of product. A second coat will allow for a higher shine and it's recommended to let it sit for about 10 minutes before wiping the excess off. No sling, no mess, long lasting when used correct. Highly recommended!
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Optimum Opti-bond Tire Gel is a very nice product that I strongly recommend, but it has some minor drawbacks. First, Optimum Opti-bond Tire Gel is not silicon based. Silicon based tire gels can sling all over your car, and while they look great at application, they can actually damage the rubber in your tires (as a slight brownish tint on my sidewalls can attest). Optimum Opti-bond Tire Gel gives your tires a very healthy clean look, without an over the top shiny finish. It sprays on easily, but can be a bit of trouble to work in. I find a sponge or rag is necessary to get complete coverage, and both of those can be a bit of a pain to wipe across a tire. Optimum Opti-bond Tire Gel actually nourishes your tires rather than hurting them. The durability is OK, expect a week or two before you start to notice the effects wearing off. You will have to either jack your car, or apply and then move your car and apply again to get to the part of the tire on the road.
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Doesn't have the shine as the tire shine I have been using but it has that new tire shine look. This will be my tire shine for a long time.
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Must clean tires before coating, not as messy as most gels are!!! Good stuff
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This is my favorite tire shine product so far. It's water-based so it doesn't leave your tires brown if it gets washed off and it can be diluted to be as shiny or matte as you like.

I use a 1:1 mix of this with water in a pump sprayer and just spray it on my tires, let it sit for 15 minutes, and wipe off the extra with a microfiber towel. This leaves a great shine for quite a while as long as it doesn't rain which unfortunately seems to happen a little too often up here in upstate NY!
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Not the glossiest results (if needed apply twice as is the general rule for all tire gels), but an excellent/natural looking gloss that seems to really stick to tire. The durability is really good, when my wheels get dirty you can tell the point of where tire bond had been applied just before grooves since the section where the tire gel was applied still looks really clean, seems to repel dirt (other tire gels I have tried seems to attract dirt).
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Good stuff, does make you tires look brand new. Goes easy and doesn't drip and leave no stains on the garage floor.
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I really like this tire gel. Very easy to apply with the Lake Country applicator. Left my tires with a nice matte finish.
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I was using PB Bold and Bright and was happy with that, but wanted to try something else for greater durability. There was a bit of a learning curve as I first diluted into a spray. That did not work out well on the tires. Once I figured that I needed to apply at full strength with an applicator rather than spray bottle, my tires looked great. I saved the 1:1 diluted spray for the wheel wells and rubber molding. It seems to last longer than Bold and Bright. The diluted spray definitely holds up longer in the wheel wells and molding, even lasting through rain and car wash. Has a very nice look.
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I used this tire dressing for the second time now after a terrible experience with the Black Fire Tire Gel. This product works great thanks to the recommendation by George. I found that instead of diluting it to spray....just dab a quarter size onto a foam applicator and apply it evenly and the gloss was fantastic. After letting it soak in for about a 1/2 hour I took a long drive with the car... and hardly any sling at all. I would definately recommend this tire gel to anyone who asks me :) I also want to thank George immensly as I was having a very difficult time with the Black Fire and he handled my issue quickly and introduced me to Opti-bond and I could not be happier. Thanks!!!!
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This is a great product! shines nice with a couple layers or a nice matte finish after one layer. Its can also be diluted 1:1 for a nice spray for wheel wells.
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A very good tire dressing. a better wheel well dressing. I like this gel alot. It is thick and does not drip like 303 or Ultima. It is a super value because it is also great in wheel wells. I keep a durafoam applicator to use only on the wells and another for tires. Spray the gel on the applicator and it is easy no drip. easier to apply on my XLR wells than Fade to Black and much better value at the gallon than FTB imo.
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This tire gel left my tires looking like brand new tires. It was the look that I was looking for. Dried up very well also. I will have to try doing two coats and see how much different the tire will look. I'm very pleased with the ease of applying this on the tires. Just seemed to melt right onto the tires without leaving a mess.
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I used the dressing for the first time yesterday. Seems to be very good. Put on two light coats. Left a nice finish.
Not shiny but a subduded look. Which is
what I want. This is my first dressing
that I have used. Looks like I got it
right the first time. Two thumbs up.

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