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Water based tyre shine?

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Anybody got any recommendations for a decent water based tyre shine gel that I can easily get in NZ. Ideally something I can just pickup from a shop. 

I've used Optimum Optibond Tyre Gel and my bottle has done me for 7 years but it's finally run out on me. 

I strongly dislike the petroleum/silicone products as they are often far too shiny, sticky and tend to sling off the wheels.....

 

 

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Fireball have some good products offering more satin finishes:

https://www.unitedcarcare.co.nz/products/fireball-tyre-coating

https://www.unitedcarcare.co.nz/products/fireball-trim-tyre

Si02 which I guess is a fancy way of saying silicone, but the results are good.

I've got a container of Meguiars Endurance Gel at the moment which is decent, smells good too - with hand application it needn't be too glossy either - at SCA / Repco and often on special.

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Meguiars hyper dressing is waterbased and you dilute to your desired level of shine.

Being waterbased it doesnt last long and requires weekly applications or less if heavy rain/wet driving.

I bought a 4l for about $150 and it diluted to 8L as a satin product and lasted me a few years of weekly applications.

I have moved to chemical guys tire kicker and it seems to last a bit longer and also claims to be water based, I dilute this a bit because yeah its too glossy as is.

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Auto Glym High Performance Tyre Gel has just won Forensic Detailing Channel's bake-off.  

I've had the Meguiar's Endurance, I don't rate it - too shiny, a nightmare to use, and I don't think it's water based.

Talk to Barry's Garage @Autoglym

 

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I have the High Performance Tyre Gel in stock, here in Wellington

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I rate the Autoglym stuff. Makes the tyres black/clean vs oily/wet. Does require more regular applications. 

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Thanks everybody for the input on this. Got distracted but  will try the autoglym. The data sheet seems to list petroleum so doesn't look to be waterbased, I'll give it a try though as I'm not in the 'tire shine makes your tyres brown camp', I've just found the water based don't sling off as much. 

 

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