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Old 06-06-2018, 12:33 PM   #1
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Applying finish to tyres

Can I ask what everyone uses for applying the finish to their tyres?

At the minute I'm using the green/grey curved Auto Finesse foam pads and for me, they're way to soft. I use Perl for the finish and I'm really happy with it. It's just the application.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:35 PM   #2
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Can I ask what everyone uses for applying the finish to their tyres?

At the minute I'm using the green/grey curved Auto Finesse foam pads and for me, they're way to soft. I use Perl for the finish and I'm really happy with it. It's just the application.
ASDA smart price sponges.

8 for 40p works out 5p a sponge, I cut them in half and use 1 half for 2 tires and then throw away, cheap and avoids messing about trying to save a dirty sponge because how many people can say they get their tyres 100% clean before dressing.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:55 PM   #3
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I've been using the same bit of cut up sponge for about 2 years now. Maybe due a change as bits are starting to fall off now lol. I store it in a freezer bag with a glove so I never have to touch it, but it's always ready to go as it's already loaded with dressing.
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I've been using the same bit of cut up sponge for about 2 years now. Maybe due a change as bits are starting to fall off now lol. I store it in a freezer bag with a glove so I never have to touch it, but it's always ready to go as it's already loaded with dressing.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:18 PM   #6
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I use a sponge cut to about a 2” rectangle and store it in plastic bowl - bin it when it gets knackered
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:56 PM   #7
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Poundshop pot cleaners [sponge on one side] - 10 for £1, use once and ditch.
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Brilliant! Just looked at the one in the kitchen cupboard, way firmer than the Auto Finesse ones I've been using. I'll give one a try, can't be as bad as the Auto Finesse ones.
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Brilliant! Just looked at the one in the kitchen cupboard, way firmer than the Auto Finesse ones I've been using. I'll give one a try, can't be as bad as the Auto Finesse ones.

But you don’t need to bin it after 1 use, will easily do lots of applications- think mine are about 6 - 8 months old and getting to the point of needing to be binned, but keep using it and not binning it just yet
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adams vrt applicator. works great and doesnt break up like foam pads do
https://www.prestigecarcareshop.com/...nt=17458316293
looks like jeffs out of stock at the moment but you can cut them in half, ive never bothered full size is great for me
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