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Old 20-02-2018, 11:10 AM   #1
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cleaning tyres?

Whats the best thing to clean tyres with?

I have washed my wheels and dressed my tyres but I just feel like its putting sprinkles on a turd. Whats a good product to ensure i have a good base for the dressing?

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Old 20-02-2018, 11:11 AM   #2
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I just use a apc with a vikan brush
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Old 20-02-2018, 11:17 AM   #3
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Whats the best thing to clean tyres with?

I have washed my wheels and dressed my tyres but I just feel like its putting sprinkles on a turd. Whats a good product to ensure i have a good base for the dressing?
I use Koch-Chemie GreenStar at 1/4. Does a good job. The best I have used is Adams Tyre Cleaner but it's expensive.

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Old 20-02-2018, 11:18 AM   #4
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APC and a stiff bristle brush. I leave the APC to work for 5 minutes or so before using the brush to scrub the tyres, then rinse away. Wipe the tyre dry at the appropriate point (when drying your wheels for instance) then apply your dressing.
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Old 20-02-2018, 11:21 AM   #5
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Cheers guys, I worried about an apc drying or whitening out the tyre. I'll get straight on it
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Old 20-02-2018, 11:22 AM   #6
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Old 20-02-2018, 11:49 AM   #7
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I've been using this stuff after trying a few supermarket APC's.

Its £1 in Tesco near me.

https://www.therange.co.uk/cooking-a...SABEgLxLvD_BwE
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I’ve found when I use megs tyre gel and then put a coat of AG tyre dressing over the top it leaves a sticky wet look for a good fortnight. Especially in summer.
Personally I like the wet look but some prefer a matte finish
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I’ve found when I use megs tyre gel and then put a coat of AG tyre dressing over the top it leaves a sticky wet look for a good fortnight. Especially in summer.
Personally I like the wet look but some prefer a matte finish
Yes I like the finish with the AG dressing, lasts well too


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Old 20-02-2018, 01:20 PM   #10
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Atlasta stiff bristle brush and a good APC, I use surfex myself at 1:4. Apply liberally, allow to soak into the tyre wall 1-2 mins then work the APC with the Atlasta brush before rinsing.
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