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Anything Detailing Washing & Drying Do you 'need' a dedicate Tire cleaner (test inside)

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  • #11395
    Toddj
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    In this test I washed my boat tire with Megs APC 4:1. And then followed it up with Adam’s Tire and Rubber cleaner to see what else it would pull off

    Before
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    During APC 4:1
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    After Rinsed off APC 4:1
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    During Adam’s Tire and Rubber Cleaner (Full strength)
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    Rinsed and Dried
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    I’ve used over 1 gallon of Adam’s Tire and Rubber cleaner over the last 6 months. I’m convinced I do ‘need’ a dedicated Tire Cleaner. I have also used Shine Supply Wise Guys. I like it better for 2 reasons. 1) Cheaper 2) You can dilute it 2:1 and it works great!


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    Xracer4844
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    Thanks for the post. I would be interested to hear what others think. I remember when Matt first tried the Shine Supply Wise Guy, he showed that it reacts with rubber to turn brown. Even after he washed the tire three times, every time, it turned brown. While I think Wise Guy is a good product, I’m a little bit skeptical.

    I think that Wise Guy is stronger than Megs APC 1:4, so perhaps it’s more effective…although I think 2 or 3 coats of Megs APC would work just as effectively.


  • #11413
    Toddj
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    I have tried 4:1 Megs APC many times. I basically scrubbed and rinsed until the bubbles were white. Then graduated to Adam’s Tire cleaner.

    To answer your question, I’ve gone thru 3 cycles of Wise Guys on the same tire, and then the bubbles turn white. That’s when I stop. Once you get them clean the 1st time, and protect them with a good product like Perl, the next time you clean them it only takes 1 cycle of Wise Guys to get them back to original clean.

    Diluted Wise Guys at 2:1 seems to be much stronger than Adam’s undiluted. I may try 3:1 or 4:1 Wise Guys to get even more turn on my investment.


  • #11429
    Tommy
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    I’ve never used a dedicated tire cleaner. I just dilute the alkaline cleaner I use for most of the other stuff a bit less.


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    CSEuler
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    I’ve been fighting this battle lately.  I’m also using Megs APC but not getting the results I expect.  I have heard some good things about Mckees Tire and rubber rejuvenator. I’m gonna give it a shot.  I scrub and scrub with APC and still see brown.  Drives me nuts.


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    Sinister.Shelby
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    I have used Bleche Wite for years, and love it.  It used to be made/distributed by Wesley’s, now it’s Black Magic. After the name change, the new formula sucked, but they have now gone back to the original formula.  I love all the boutique mail order brands, but it’s nice to find products that work and I can pick up a new bottle at 1PM Sunday if I run out.


  • #11634
    Vinsaniti
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    Has anyone tried a citrus degreaser rather than APC for this? That’s what I use and it does a pretty good job.


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