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Old 08-06-2018, 10:31 AM   #21
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I use perl diluted 1:1 and spray it onto a detailing brush and paint it on. Then leave it to dry and give it a quick wipe over to get rid of any excess.
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:05 AM   #22
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I use the Halfords polish applicators. £2 for 2. They last ages and have a pocket in the back so are easy to use as well
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:06 PM   #23
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I use Adams tyre applicator . It is expensive but I’ve had it 2 years now and still looks brand new


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Old 08-06-2018, 05:23 PM   #24
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I use these tyre dressing applicators from Amazon.
I used to use kitchen sponges, but seeing as it was my birthday I thought I'd splash out the £1.50 for 5 dedicated tyre shine applicators

The sponge is much nicer to use.
The stiff/dense foam holder makes it less messy to use without gloves.

Just don't use it sideways as indicated by the contour of the sponge but drag across the tyre using one edge like a brush dragging it along it's long axis.
This prevents the glue between the soft foam and the handle failing
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:28 PM   #25
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i personally tend to use the cheap yellow applicator pads get around 24 for a few pound, they do the job and i don't mind chucking them away when they go bad
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:57 PM   #26
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Mine are usually in tatters after I've done the four wheels. Cheap enough to bin when done.
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Old 19-06-2018, 11:39 AM   #27
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Just found a novel way that seems to work better for me. Some time ago I bought a pack of the foam headed paint brushes, the ones on sticks to use on the car's grill. The ones I have are only an inch wide but I tried one on the tyres and it worked brilliantly.

Mine came from Hobbycraft and are quite dense foam, they do them in a range of sizes so I might pop in and get a couple of the wider ones. You can also get them way cheaper on eBay but I'm not sure if the foam would be as dense.

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/craft-s...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Old 24-06-2018, 12:24 AM   #28
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As per first item of this post ;-)
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After 8 months of washing 2 cars ever week/other week the first pad is due for replacement. Still finding it works very well and is may favourite, used less dressing than a sponge and keeps your hand clean !
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