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Old 05-25-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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Worst Tire Shine on the Market

I have a bottle of Armor All Extreme Tire Shine that has been sitting around for a little while. I decided while doing a bit of detail work to get rid of the bottle by using it.

I followed the directions perfectly, and I ignored the drips, runs, etc. The product is supposed to even out as it dries. I had time to experiment so I let the Armor All do it's thing. I also applied two coats as directed.

After a few hours I stepped out to look at the results. Laughable is an understatement. The tires were splotchy. There were patches of shine, and patches of dull spots. Utterly ridiculous!

Out of my boredom I shot the tires with two more coats and walked back inside. I'm not really trying to give Armor All a second chance, I am wasting the rest of the crap in the bottle.



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That is what I use on my convertible top. Great product.

I only used the Armor All because I had a bottle and decided to see what the results would be. So far, the results may end up cleaning the tires again to rid them of the Extreme Shine crap.

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Sadly there are a ton of tire shines that are hit or miss. I like a super wet look to my tire, so i tried a meguires tire shine. It gave it that super wet look, but it's so greasy that after a few days, it collects so much grime that it just looks disgusting. I'll be sure to stay away from the armor all too.


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I am certain that my tires will look terrible tomorrow. My driveway is a 1/4 mile of dirt and gravel.

I never put anything on my Jeep or truck tires. Purple Power kept them clean and new looking.

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Friends don't let friends use Armor All.... I've had nothing but bad experiences with their crappy products.
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Armor All is crap. Will never use any of their products on anything.


Actually if you have the cheaper AM/LRS/SVE/whatever aftermarket rims watch out for any tire shine or wheel cleaner. Will eat up the clear.
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Thanks for the heads up. I myself like the Meguires tire shine
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I use Mequiar's, mothers, and 303. For in-between details I use Project X and Quick N Slick.

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Actually if you have the cheaper AM/LRS/SVE/whatever aftermarket rims watch out for any tire shine or wheel cleaner. Will eat up the clear.
Really? Uh oh.
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Years ago my mom had used some Armor All leather cleaner and it stained her leather seats and it didn't remove any dirt from the seat. Needless to say she was not happy! I've seen the dash cleaner wipes also cause fading on a few cars.
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Armor all will crack the dash over time too. It actually dries it out. Meguiars on the inside, good car wash on the outside and car wash to clean the wheels. Ceramic brakes=no dust on them.
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Tire shine by Croftgate.


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I have always used Black Magic. Now that I have a long dirt driveway I can't use products that do not actually dry.

I need to find somewhere local that sells 303. I think I have enough to treat my top one last time.

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I have always used Black Magic. Now that I have a long dirt driveway I can't use products that do not actually dry.

I need to find somewhere local that sells 303. I think I have enough to treat my top one last time.

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I avoid eBay as music as I can. Things may be different now, but a couple years ago eBay was basically a huge flea market. You could find good deals on things if you had the patience to wade through the Chinese knockoff products, and people's garbage.

I will just be honest, I have serious trust issues.

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I avoid eBay as music as I can. Things may be different now, but a couple years ago eBay was basically a huge flea market. You could find good deals on things if you had the patience to wade through the Chinese knockoff products, and people's garbage.

I will just be honest, I have serious trust issues.

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You need to keep a close eye on how many transactions the seller has and their rating. Never buy from anyone overseas (Only took one time to learn that lesson. Luckily, PayPal reimbursed me). Pretty much all I purchase is Buy it Now, and new items. If it says 303 Aerospace, that's what it is if it's a decent seller.


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Autogeek has basically every single car care product in stock, high recommend them. They also have a forum discount code.


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If you can't find it locally get it on Amazon... not ebay. Amazon has everything and is not going to screw you like an ebay seller might. Although you have to watch on Amazon that you buy from them directly or a vendor fulfilled by them which is easy enough.


And I will say again, be VERY careful using wheel cleaner or tire shine products on the cheaper LRS/AM/Whatever replica rims. My wheel and tire shop that does a lot of Mustangs with AM rims told me specifically that AM can tell if clear peeling is caused by wheel cleaner and generally will not honor the warranty if this is the case.
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If you can't find it locally get it on Amazon... not ebay. Amazon has everything and is not going to screw you like an ebay seller might. Although you have to watch on Amazon that you buy from them directly or a vendor fulfilled by them which is easy enough.


And I will say again, be VERY careful using wheel cleaner or tire shine products on the cheaper LRS/AM/Whatever replica rims. My wheel and tire shop that does a lot of Mustangs with AM rims told me specifically that AM can tell if clear peeling is caused by wheel cleaner and generally will not honor the warranty if this is the case.
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I have yet to see a tire / wheel care product ruin a clear coat. I don't know where AM is having their wheels machined and finished, but if they are having issues with the clear (which should be powder coating) they need to find a new vendor.

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Autogeek has basically every single car care product in stock, high recommend them. They also have a forum discount code.


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