You’ve just given your car a cleanup and it’s looking mint, gleaming in the sun with that mirror finish, but something’s just not looking right with the tyres.
The wheels and tyres are critical to the overall appearance of a car and yet they are often overlooked. Considering your tyres are in continual contact with the road, contaminants, wear and tear, it’s understandable that they will simply degrade and dull over time.
Adding a tyre dressing to your cleaning regime will give your tyres that shiny new look and desired showroom finish.
Tyre dressings come in lots of different varieties, we’ll address that in a future post. In this guide, we outline tips on application and getting your tyre shine to look its best.
CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST
Might sound trivial & silly but nothing’s worse than getting the job finished only to have it rained on, especially if you don’t have an indoor space or access to one. Plan accordingly so you don’t have to deal with external contaminants such as rain.
MAKE SURE YOUR TYRES ARE CLEAN
To get the most out of your tyre dressing and really make it adhere to the rubber surface you will want to remove as much dirt & grime as possible and ensure the surface is clean from any contaminants. A clean tyre allows the formulas to create stronger bonds than a dirty one.
COMPLETELY DRY YOUR TYRES
After cleaning your tyres, make sure they are 100% dry before applying the dressing. Any moisture can interfere with the bonding between the tyre and dressing. A quick wipe down with a microfibre cloth or towel along the sidewall and crevices will do the trick!
USE AN APPLICATOR PAD
Using an applicator pad will ensure even coverage of the formula across the rubber surface. Depending on personal preference and choice of dressing, you can either apply the formula directly onto the sidewall of the tyre or apply on an applicator pad first. Remember, less is more when it comes to tyre a dressing. Applying too much can cause it to drip into crevices before you have the chance to wipe and spread the dressing on the sidewall surface, which ultimately can lead to sling-off.
To ensure a solid bond, leave it to fully dry for 10 – 15 minutes before driving away. This will give the active ingredients time to work on the surface and eliminate any risk of sling-off.
So there you have it, some simple tips to get the most out of your tyre shine. Let us know your thoughts and send us any tips or techniques that you have found useful.
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