- Vac and Blow Machine
- Tire Gel Applicator
- Water Based Tire Dressing
- Terry Towel
Be sure to use a water-based tired gel, as it tends to stick to the rubber better than a solvent-based dressing. And although solvent-based dressing have an extremely glossy and wet look that some desire, there’s an increased likelihood of tire sling. So, keep that in mind when picking your dressing. Squirt the gel onto the designated foam applicator pad which could be found at any part store in the world. Then, spread the gel around the pad by squeezing the sides inwards, or what we call butterflying the pad for even coverage.
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Wipe the gel onto 1/4 of the tire at a time in clockwise and counterclockwise motions. Then, work the pad in up and down motions while trying to massage the moisturizer into the rubber pores. Add a few more squirts to the pad as the gel penetrates the rubber and repeat on the rest of the tire. If your wheel wells are black plastic, it’s a good idea to lightly wipe them down with the applicator pad to brighten up the plastic and to help keep water and mud from sticking on the inner wheel well as you drive.
Afterwards, use a terry cloth, or an old microfiber towel to clean up any rim edges that may have gotten touched by the tire get pad, leaving a black streak. Once all four tires are complete, a medium and even shine will be noticed. It’s best to allow five to 10 minutes for the gel to dry completely before driving. For a super high shine, simply add additional coats until the desired level of shine is reached. Water-based tire gel will keep your rubber moisturized, looking clean and more importantly, no annoying tire sling when applied properly.