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Old 04-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Turtle Wax Black Tire Coat - Wow!!

8/8/13 Update

Update. My overall impression now over time: Unimpressed

It did look really great for about a month, but road grime and brake dust attracted to it, and really dulled it down. It looks a lot more matte, but not in a good way. It isn't green as some people have been saying on other review sites, but it just totally blended in with the tire and now looks just dirty and grainy up close. Basically, the tire has lost "resolution" - in other words, the logos are harder to see.

At this point it can be easily scraped off with a wire brush, but I've been too lazy to do it.

Another gripe is that if you get the stuff on your wheel, it will stay there until you scrub it off, and it will attract dust - which looks ugly if since you'll find small spots of brake dust accumulating. Unfortunately, even if you think you got any overspray off, you might not know until it dries since it's clear. And then it's there for quite some time.

I thought this acted like a clear-coat for your tires, but it ended up not holding up as long as advertised. I'm a bit disappointed. Now I just wanna scrub it off my tires so I can get my logos clearer

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If you like the wet tire look and hate having to reapply it every time you wash your car, then this is the product for you. The guy at Advance convinced me to buy it when I was going to purchase some new tire shine. It cost as much as tire shine + an applicator, so I figured why not?

What I've always hated about using tire shine:

- It's messy
- It attracts dust
- Every time I wash my car, I have to reapply it
- It always slings black gunk on my rear fender no matter how much I let it dry
- Every time it rains, it washes right off
- It tended to last about a week and a half before it degraded

This product solves every single one of these issues.

I applied it tonight after washing the car. I followed the directions on the bottle: clean the tire, spray on the tire shine, wipe off excess from rims, let it sit for an hour before driving.

It's been about an hour and I went out to take look. It looked still completely wet, so I touched it to see where it was in the drying process. It was completely dry I couldn't believe how well it worked, and I still had most of the can left!! Only time will tell on how long it'll hold up, but I'm totally sold on this product. It's literally just like a clear coat for your tire. Make sure you wipe off the excess as best you can from your rims, because it will stick to them; but it's harmless. It's clear, so you won't even see it on the rim even if it is on it. You can get it off the rim easily with a rough towel + Simpe Green.

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Note: These tires are bone-dry to the touch!

I will update in a month or so to see how they're holding up.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:04 AM   #2
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Don't like all the gripes especially the splash back. I will keep using my dupont wheel cleaner.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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Don't like all the gripes especially the splash back. I will keep using my dupont wheel cleaner.
No I mean that's what traditional tire cleaner does, this doesn't do any of that
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:54 PM   #4
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #5
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After seeing this post I went out and got a can of this stuff. I gotta say it really works. The tires look wet but are dry as a bone. We'll see how it holds up to all this Elpaso dust.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #6
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all about that meguiars endurance shine
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #7
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Used some of this stuff today and I'm impressed. Never would have thought I would be saying this about a turtle wax product. I waited an hour just like the instructions suggested then did some spirited driving on a couple of back roads and when I returned back home the tires still had nice shine to it. They looked as if I never left lol. I heard they will make your tires turn brown after a while, though. We'll see..
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So... How does it hold up over time?
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #11
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Love this stuff. I've had it on a couple weeks now and still looks good. I don't drive a lot of miles tho. Less than 100/ week. My wife hates it tho. She didnt wait the hour for it to dry and rocks and stuff will stick to it when it's tacky.


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It's been 3 days since I've last applied this stuff and its still holding up. I got caught in a downpour 3 times and my car is filthy, but the tires are still shining. All I have to do is wash my car now, which is a must since it looks like I got lazy and just slapped tire shine on a dirty car. I'll edit this post with pics later on. One thing I like is how the shine settled down a bit, and isn't as glossy when I first applied it, causing the tires to look a bit unnatural.

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I applied this stuff a few weeks ago and it still looks great. The only thing to be careful with is the overspray getting on the car. I applied it in the garage but the door was open and it was a bit windy and it got all over the car. I couldn't wait until it wore off so I went ahead and stripped my wax and started the whole clay bar, polish, wax process all over after just doing it a couple weeks prior. I will use this product again however I will be covering the car while spraying. Best tire product I've ever used though, aside from the minor overspray issue.


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Update. My overall impression now over time: Unimpressed

It did look great for about a month, but road grime and brake dust attracted to it, and really dulled it down. It looks a lot more matte, but not in a good way. It isn't green as some people have been saying on other review sites, but it just totally blended in with the tire and now looks just dirty and grainy up close. Basically, the tire has lost "resolution" - in other words, the logos are harder to see.

At this point it can be easily scraped off with a wire brush, but I've been too lazy to do it.

Another gripe is that if you get the stuff on your wheel, it will stay there until you scrub it off, and it will attract dust - which looks ugly if since you'll find small spots of brake dust accumulating.

I thought this acted like a clear-coat for your tires, but it ended up not holding up as long as advertised. I'm a bit disappointed. Now I just wanna scrub it off my tires so I can get my logos clearer
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