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Old 12-08-2017, 08:53 PM   #1
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Handi puck tyre applicator mini review.

Tried out a handi puck today.

Ive previously used :

Sponge cut up
Shoe shine with holder
Circular Wax applicator pad
Sponge tyre applicator with handle and curve .

Sponge cut up:

Cheapest option but mostly throw away fater first use.
The liquids and gel soaks through and gets hands messy and greasy.

Shoe shine applicator
Again cheap for £1 , has a handle but the sponge eventually rips and gets damaged.

Circular wax applicator
Again cheap but the dressings seap through and messy hands galore.

Sponge with handle and curved cut.
Only a few pounds but once again the whole thing is sponge and gels and sprays dribble through,splatter and when applying pressure to the tyre wall all the liquid can dribble down to the wheel meaning eiping excess off from the alloys.

So now tried this puck....wasnt sure what to expect, most expensive option (5.95 delivered from amazon) this was the cheapest place to buy from. However you do have to buy the tyre spot pad seperatly (bout a fiver) so for just a tyre applicator its alot more expensive option.

First impressions:

Nice quality feel of the puck
Fits nice in hand ,ergonomically well designed.
The tyre spot sticks with velcro nicely.
Using it was a doddle...it was a nice tool to get even coverage around the whole tyre.
Because the handle is plastic,and fairly large(not too much though) it meant its very difficult to get tyre dressing dribble through to your hands unless you spray too much on.
So far impressed ive just ordered the spot pad for applying waxes(ive opted for this to use with polishes and waxes). I hope it makes applying stuff easier it certainly did for tyre dressing.

By the way i iused it with gtec tyre dressing liquid.

If you aint found a applicator your happy with give this a go
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Old 13-08-2017, 11:31 PM   #2
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lol 200 views...no replys or anything. hopefully its helped some people
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Is this the auto finesse handi puc ?
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Old 14-08-2017, 01:25 AM   #4
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I've not tried the AutoFineese version but I've had my hockey puck tyre applicator for six years and it's still going strong. I thing it's a Swissvax one and believe it was £15 at the time but paid for itself in the first year.
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I have the AF Handi puck and have used it a good few times. I have only ever used it with their Satin tyre creme. It is nice to hold and use. On my 205/40/17 tyres, I find it hard to coat the tyre where it sits on the tarmac due to the width an bulk of the thing, so I have to roll the car forward a little to expose that bit. In the past I've just manipulated a cut up yellow sponge to get that bit. As said above though, you need gloves unless you want your hands coated in tyre gel/creme when using sponges.

I did like using it with the wax pad a while ago, it made using their wax a lot nicer and easier for me. I haven't bought any of the mf pads though as at £5 a go they seem a little bit expensive for what I see as a consumable item; you will get a lot more use out of the other items before changing.

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Old 14-08-2017, 08:28 AM   #6
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I have the handy puck kit, direct from AF which was just under £20 at the time (+delivery)

Loved the tyre pad, but used a sample of dressing from a waxpack which destroyed it, was my favourite app by far, just need to order another

Wasn't that fussed on the wax one I'll admit, I always prefer a generic applicator for that, not so large
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Sounds like a good idea, I've been using the cheap curved applicators from china but they don't last long, good job there cheap!
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i use an inch paintbrush,easy to scrub into tyres,
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I buy a pack of 3 sponges and cut them up into 6 pieces each so last for very long time , so 18 for a pound, wish I applied this logic to all my other car cleaning gear
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Handi puck tyre pad is great, they last at least a year doing 6 cars a week, would last far longer but off-roady tyres destroy everything
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