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romulus
Jan 4th, 2006, 08:01 AM
First of all, this tip occurred to me during my “morning coffee” while trying to wake up at work earlier today. Not sure if someone have already came up this idea and I haven’t tried it yet. But I hope will work.
Some people complain about how messy it is when applying Endurance tire gel on the tires. Some uses a tire dressing applicator while other uses an old rag or wax applicator. While a tire dressing applicator works fine, overtime the dressing tends to transfer to the grip area. At the end the hands may ended up with some dressing.
:wall:
Here is the idea.
With an old liquid shoe polish applicator like this one (see picture), pop the rubber tip that has a small foam molded into it. Wash the container and the tip with some soap and warm water until the remainder shoe polish is gone. Let it dry overnight. Refill it with the Endurance tire gel. Replace the tip and prime the tip by pushing the tip on a newspaper. Once the tip is primed, apply to the tires. When done, simply replace the cap. No mess, no fuss!
:xyxthumbs
The drawbacks as far I can think off:
Using it on a high sidewall tires will require several passes.
The foam on the tip might not be as durable since is a fairly low density foam. Perhaps a higher density foam can be glued on the rubber tip by using contact cement.
Comments?


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2687polish.jpg

sneek
Jan 4th, 2006, 08:04 AM
:xyxthumbs great idea!!

too lazy to use you system i bought 2 EO tire dressing applicators for $2.50

romulus
Jan 5th, 2006, 06:37 AM
Thanks Sneek,
Today after thought something else in the line. You can use the same idea for Gold Class Exterior trim dessing as well. I think with the GC trim dressing will work better since most of the trims are small enough for the applicator.
Cheers

PaBlkBrd
Mar 1st, 2006, 01:44 PM
Great idea! Works very good for applying#40 dressing :cool:

Setec Astronomy
Mar 2nd, 2006, 08:36 AM
I got this tip from someone on another forum (hi Maxy!). Put the applicator in a zip type sandwich bag, with the part that touches the tire facing the open end of the bag. Now grab the hand grip through the bag, and roll the bag back to expose the applicator. Dress the tire, then roll the bag back up, zip it closed, and the tires are dressed, your hand is clean, and the applicator is protected and non-messy until the next time.

a2z13
Mar 2nd, 2006, 03:17 PM
i've been using the eo tire dressing applicator for alittle while now -- i'm pretty satisfied with the results when using this applicator -- two things i'd like to suggest -- 1. use plastic gloves -- keeps my hands clean -- 2. i store my applicator in a piece of aluminum foil -- i place it spongeside down in the foil -- then wrapped it -- after each use i place it back in the same exact spot of the foil -- never getting tire dressing on the hand grip -- works for me --

romulus
Mar 3rd, 2006, 03:46 AM
Sorry for not posting lately since I am pretty busy at work. The aluminum foil and the sandwich bag seems that will work great. I have been storing my applicator in a sandwich bag gut I was doing it the other way around. So at the end, everytime I take it out I get dressing all over my hand.

Mark2
Mar 3rd, 2006, 04:35 AM
I use a high-tech applicator and wash it with some dishsoap after every use. No mess that way.

gb387
Mar 3rd, 2006, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Setec Astronomy
I got this tip from someone on another forum (hi Maxy!). Put the applicator in a zip type sandwich bag, with the part that touches the tire facing the open end of the bag. Now grab the hand grip through the bag, and roll the bag back to expose the applicator. Dress the tire, then roll the bag back up, zip it closed, and the tires are dressed, your hand is clean, and the applicator is protected and non-messy until the next time.

I like this, I use paper towels (they work ok) now but I am going to give this a try sounds like the way to go.

TX Harley Guy
Mar 4th, 2006, 03:37 AM
Im not sure if you guys have ever heard of this one, its kind of old, they make a scrubber for washing dishes that has a sponge on the end and holds soap in the handle, instead of soap use your tire dressing or whatever in it. It works great.


Big J

mcmmotorsports
Mar 11th, 2006, 12:38 AM
I will have to go get one of those.

foxhound58
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:02 AM
tried the dish brush. The tire gel was to thick to go through the sponge. Tried another with #40 trim dressing. Works great:D
Thanks Fox

Monk
Jul 9th, 2006, 03:31 PM
I bought a box full of the rubber gloves that medical people use and put one on before picking up the foam applicator. A box will last forever.

Somebody suggested a paint brush. This worked, but seemed to put more product on an resulted in throw and some runniness.

RamAirV1
Nov 11th, 2006, 07:35 AM
Im not sure if you guys have ever heard of this one, its kind of old, they make a scrubber for washing dishes that has a sponge on the end and holds soap in the handle, instead of soap use your tire dressing or whatever in it. It works great.


Big J

I am about to try that with Insane Shine. Since it is more of a liquid than a gel, it should work great. I'm going to prime the sponge first, then put more in the handle. If nothing else, it will keep the dressing off my hands!

RamAirV1

MoToRhEaD
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:29 PM
yes I stated the foam brush in the last thread. Works like a charm. I would recommend aplying that first and make it nice and wet dont be shy with the product cause then u have time to detail the car and has time to dry and stay on longer then usual. Its better so that the dressing wont fling eveywhere. Just an idea:bigups

andorucojp
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:21 PM
I use meguiar's detailing brush. It makes no mess and can just be washed in the sink with soap and water it saves me a ton of time and money.

:bigups

RamAirV1
Nov 25th, 2006, 10:42 PM
The Insane Shine drips excessively through the dish brush if you fill the reservoir with it. If you just spray it on the sponge, it works fine.

I tried the paint brush, and it is the best method I have used by far! It gives very fine control over where the dressing goes. I hardly got any on my rims!

Thanks for the tip!!!:bigups :bigups :bigups

RamAirV1