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#1 Beedubz

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:50 PM

Hi,
New to the forum, I have just bought a new S max titanium x ecoboost powershift, in silver, cant wait to pick it up next week. I have just been reading about diamond bright, and am wishing i didnt say yes. I havent paid for it which is a bonus.

Can you recommend a decent tyre dressing , i have always used autoglym products but I find the dressing gets all over the wheels and sideskirts of previous cars. Is there anything i can use that will stay on the tyre?

Thanks

I will post some pics once i get it

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#2 DanGull

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:14 PM

I use Megs Endurance - I find the Autoglym version a pain to apply.

Regarding diamondbrite - ask the dealer to let you have the kit and apply it yourself.

#3 Beedubz

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:35 PM

I will do , i am a bit OCD when it comes to cleaning so I will defo do a better job. Is it the same stuff that comes in the kit they give you?

Yeah autoglym tyre dressing is a pain. I will get some Megs, thanks for the fast reply.

Nice motor by the way

#4 Gazjs

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:49 PM

Another vote for Megs. Apply it thinly and you wont get any spray up the sides.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

I quite like the AG but then again, I've never used megs...

#6 mr pompey

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:16 PM

i use Sonus Tire & Bumper Dressing

#7 Gary Maxreflect

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:29 PM

Megs ENdurance either gel or spray, both fantastic , always use them instead of Autoglym for the wheels and tyres

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

I brought some of the Tesco own brand 'Back to Black' and, well, it was awesome!*



*No it wasn't, it was awful. So I'll be getting a better brand next time :P lol

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:17 PM

Hi,
New to the forum, I have just bought a new S max titanium x ecoboost powershift, in silver, cant wait to pick it up next week. I have just been reading about diamond bright, and am wishing i didnt say yes. I havent paid for it which is a bonus.

Can you recommend a decent tyre dressing , i have always used autoglym products but I find the dressing gets all over the wheels and sideskirts of previous cars. Is there anything i can use that will stay on the tyre?

Thanks

I will post some pics once i get it



#10 Fifirose

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

Congratulations on your new motor...nice one!! I Diamondbrited my Red Fiesta on the day that she was 3 years old, my friend got her car done at a garage, but I spent 20 quid on ebay on the 2 bottles of stuff and did it myself (My car is a 51 reg). She has never lost her original shine (in fact I think that several times I have managed to get her even shinier than Ford ever did!). I use Turtlewax Tyre Gel on her tyres, with a curved plastic-backed black sponge (looks similar to a shoe brush) that I bought from Halfords years ago. The gel soaks into the sponge and gives a great effect on my tyres and keeps them dust free in between washes. In fact I've abandoned most Autoglym products and gone back to Turtle which I used on my Mk3 Fiesta in the past.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:25 PM

Try the endurance or the hotshine tyre spray, meguiars even do an applicator pad for them, I've been detailing for years and it's the best stuff

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:58 PM

I use Meguiars Endurance and just cut up a cheapo sponge to apply it.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:22 PM

I have the answer to your problem. Maguires Hot Shine ! I was consulting a detailer today as to which is the best dressing.I also find that if you let dressing cure on the tires for a few hours before driving the car the sling is reduced or even eliminated in most cases.


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