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Old 01-09-2019, 05:47 PM   #1
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CarPro Perl vs Gyeon Tire Choice

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My Autoglym instant tyre dressing has finally run out, lasted me years, I liked it as it was easy to apply being a spray. I'm on the lookout for a replacement and from trawling through many DW threads I've narrowed it down to these two but wanted some more up to date user experiences and preferences of the two. If there really is a better one than these then I'll be open to that as long as its easy to get hold of and not too expensive (Ebay prices: Perl @ ~£20/L, Gyeon Tire @ ~£17/500ml).

Both these products on eBay come with trigger sprayers which is something I prefer to keep. I like to spray onto a sponge applicator and then rub into the tyre. To keep things simple my preference is to just use the products as they are straight from the bottle, i.e. neat.

I'm looking for a satin look but don't mind if its a bit glossy. Very glossy is not something I'm keen on personally.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Perl is a versatile product which makes it a no brainer from that POV, dilute it to the finish that you desire, gyeon tire is a good product but does'nt have me wantig to use it instead of perl.
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Perl is a fantastic multipurpose product but it's weakness is tyres.. and it's used straight..
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Gyeon is my go to tyre product but it does leave a glossy finish. So if you want satin finish go for PERL
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Perl all day, so versatile and cost effective

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I'm not a fan of Perl on tyres as a previous poster has also mentioned.
Gyeon Tire is excellent but does leave a gloss finish on most tyre brands.

Gtechniq T2 or Zaino Z16 are excellent for the less in your face finish.

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Perl is a fantastic multipurpose product but it's weakness is tyres.. and it's used straight..
Is that in terms of durability and finish?
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I'm not a fan of Perl on tyres as a previous poster has also mentioned.
Gyeon Tire is excellent but does leave a gloss finish on most tyre brands.

Gtechniq T2 or Zaino Z16 are excellent for the less in your face finish.

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Gyeon is my go to tyre product but it does leave a glossy finish. So if you want satin finish go for PERL
How much gloss are we talking here? AG Instant tyre dressing has zero gloss but I don't mind there being some as a change. If its on the level of Meguairs endurance gel then I'd personally class that as too much for me.
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I'm not a fan of Perl on tyres as a previous poster has also mentioned.
Gyeon Tire is excellent but does leave a gloss finish on most tyre brands.

Gtechniq T2 or Zaino Z16 are excellent for the less in your face finish.

cheers,

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If you like T2 try T1 its got more durability and looks a little nicer not sure why.

If I was doing this as a job I.E 5+ cars a week T2 would be the go to but for my own car T1 all the way

I use PERL on leather and engine bays and grills that are fiddly.

T1 kicks the hell out of PERL though
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If you like T2 try T1 its got more durability and looks a little nicer not sure why.

If I was doing this as a job I.E 5+ cars a week T2 would be the go to but for my own car T1 all the way

I use PERL on leather and engine bays and grills that are fiddly.

T1 kicks the hell out of PERL though
What was your experience of Perl on tyres?

And does T1 last a long while in terms of quantity in bottle, i.e. how much is needed for application? I notice its only a 250ml bottle.

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