I figured we should talk about something other than Meguiar's and Turtle Wax and I wanted to post my experience with Tuf Shine Tire Clearcoat. Prior to using this I settled on Adam's Tire Shine which was the best "traditional" tire shine I found but when looking for a dressing to put on our new X5 I wanted to see if there was a better product that I could apply less frequently and would be even cleaner (not that Adam's was that bad); I found this which seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. Prep
: I also picked up the TUF SHINE tire cleaner which I would highly recommend. If you've been treating your car with a traditional dressing for a long period of time as I had been treating my 340i with Adam's for 2 years and even with this cleaner it took two wash cycles of cleaning/application to get the Tuf Shine to truly stick and hold up. On the X5 which had nearly virgin tires that only had Adam's applied once before they cleaned right up. Make sure tires are 100% dry.Application
: The product comes out with the consistency of low fat milk so just be wary of that. After initially priming the applicator sponge it doesn't take much additional product to do more tires. The product will stay wet and white on the tires for several minutes as it dries. Re-application
: This isn't something you should have to do much except maybe a couple of initial applications, particularly if you frequently used another dressing prior. One thing to be aware of is the applicator sponge will harden slightly and resist the milkly consistency of the product at first so prime the applicator very slowly or you will spill some as I did.Performance
: The product dries to the perfect shine: dark, matte but with some sheen. It has been a very
rainy May in the Northeast and I'm still running on 1 application (on the X5) of Tuf Shine which I never
would've been able to do with Adam's. In addition to the rain it's made it through 4 car washes. I'm on my 3rd application on the 340i but I think that's locked in to where the tires are holding it consistently.
This is the best tire dressing I've ever used and I would highly recommend it. I see all pros and no cons from my experience so far, particularly the facts that it's clean and long-lasting.Autogeek - TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat