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father_ray
Feb 28th, 2007, 08:36 PM
I recently bought the High Gloss Tire Shine Gel and it seems after I apply it and it splashes all over the side of my truck. Even after it dries over night I still get those splashes.

Does anybody know will it harm the finish of the truck its brand new. Thanks, Ray

Murr1525
Feb 28th, 2007, 09:08 PM
It wont harm it, but it wouldnt hurt to wipe it off with a little Quick Detailer.

You might need to try cleaning your tires some. Many people also buff off excess dressing after it sits for about 10 minutes, but not sure if that works with a gel product.

Mike Phillips
Mar 2nd, 2007, 08:12 AM
If you have tire dressing slinging off the tire when you drive down the road and inertia kicks in, then you have too much tire dressing on the tires.

This is one reason to have two piles of towels in your garage

Good towels
Tatty towels

Good Towels are polishing cloths that are washed and clean and are in good enough condition that you would use them on paint.

Tatty Towels are towels that are clean, (been washed and dried), but you would never use them on paint.


After applying a tire dressing to all of your tires and allowing the dressing to penetrated next wipe any excess off using a clean tatty towel.

Badda-bing badda-boom... no sling!




Does anybody know will it harm the finish of the truck its brand new. Thanks, Ray


The dressing itself won't harm the paint but it should be wiped or washed off after it is discovered. Sometimes you will see a stain in the paint caused by the sling on the paint. The stain in the paint is from the blooming from the tire, not the dressing, the dressing just acts as a method of transferring the tire blooming residue from the tire to the paint.

We've been told this stain will fade when exposed to the sun. It would be a good idea to try to clean the paint also with a paint cleaner like ScratchX or a machine applied paint cleaner by machine after any sling is discovered and wiped-off.

Hope this helps... :)

TrufflePig
Mar 2nd, 2007, 09:24 AM
i use the High Endurance Gel and have never had a problem with sling.

my procedure.

Wash Tires
Clean Tires and Rims
Let rims and tires air dry
Pull car into garage
wipe off any excess water from the roll/spin of the tires/rims
let it sit for 10 minutes
apply one coat of HEG with sponge
let that sit for 10-15 minutes
apply another coat and let that dry for how ever long it takes till i use the car
wipe off excess gel though immediately along rims. by the time i do the fourth rim i'll go back to the first rim and the excess gel will be running and i'll be in good shape to get them all.

total time:20-25 minutes excluding wash

never had a problem yet.

gb387
Mar 2nd, 2007, 09:30 AM
i use the High Endurance Gel and have never had a problem with sling.

my procedure.

Wash Tires
Clean Tires and Rims
Let rims and tires air dry
Pull car into garage
wipe off any excess water from the roll/spin of the tires/rims
let it sit for 10 minutes
apply one coat of HEG with sponge
let that sit for 10-15 minutes
apply another coat and let that dry for how ever long it takes till i use the car
wipe off excess gel though immediately along rims. by the time i do the fourth rim i'll go back to the first rim and the excess gel will be running and i'll be in good shape to get them all.

total time:20-25 minutes excluding wash

never had a problem yet.

I use a similar process... I have found wiping the excess dressing off the tire helps minimize if not prevent the sling, keep in mind this process will also dull the tire shine and in my case I prefer more of a matte look on my tires.

father_ray
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:55 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. What I did do is use less gel and that worked no more sling on my truck. Thanks.