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gb387
Mar 22nd, 2004, 07:11 PM
Meguiars Gold Class Endurance... You know I don't hear a lot about this product. I think it deserves a quick mention here. I have used this since it was introduced and I think the stuff is awesome! It lasts and it leaves your tires looking new. I will say it can be a little difficult to use as compared to the "tire foam" but its worth the time and effort.

I am sure others use it, what do other think?

rusty bumper
Mar 22nd, 2004, 10:37 PM
I'm on my second bottle...Great stuff.

I think I'll wear some latex gloves next time I use it...It's kinda messy!

guso
Mar 23rd, 2004, 05:33 AM
I totally agree with you. I have been using it for two years and works great. I find it to last long. I also prefer the way you apply it versus a spray. I have better control.

rpickett
Mar 23rd, 2004, 07:52 AM
I have been using this product for about a year now and think it's great. I agree with guso, this product is less of a mess on your rims than spray on stuff because you have better control.

Mike Phillips
Mar 23rd, 2004, 08:07 AM
I like it too.

I usually apply it at the beginning of a detail, allow it to penetrate and cure to the finish, and then wipe off any exccess at the end of the detail.

One thing for sure, it turns your tires a deep, dark black and keeps them that way.

Mike

Slats
Mar 23rd, 2004, 11:37 AM
I agree with all of you. This product really lives up to what it says on the label. I've noticed that my tires stay black even after I scrub my tires. I only need to apply it every other wash!

I use the high gloss, but do any of you use the regular? Is it still really shiny? I'm looking for a lower shine like brand new tires have.

Slats

guso
Mar 23rd, 2004, 11:52 AM
Hey slats,

I use the regular, because I for one don't care for the glossy look. The regular just makes the tires look like they were just manufactured. They have a clean black look to them.

Hope that helps.

rpickett
Mar 23rd, 2004, 11:59 AM
Once again I agree with Guso, I too use the regular and have had the same results

rjstaaf
Mar 23rd, 2004, 12:20 PM
I wish the original formula was more widely available. Mike, if you are listening don't let them discontinue that! I usually pick up a bottle of it whenever I see it on the shelf.

I have to constanty tell myself while doing the tires, "don't eat the tire gel, don't eat the tire gel no matter how good it smells" :D

rpickett
Mar 23rd, 2004, 12:32 PM
I have the same problem. Man that stuff does smell good

Bri9801
Mar 23rd, 2004, 12:46 PM
I bought a bottle of Endurance about a year ago....didn't really like it. My problem was, unknowningly I bought the high gloss version, I'm not abig fan of the glossy look myself. I will have to try the regular .

guso
Mar 23rd, 2004, 12:48 PM
bri9801

Try the regular you won't regret it.

gb387
Mar 23rd, 2004, 02:32 PM
I too like the regular better than the glossy its a much more "natural" look I guess... and yes it sure smells good enough to eat!

electricgreen
Mar 23rd, 2004, 06:11 PM
Love it! Put a fresh coat on at every show. I wish I could find the regular kind, I can only find the high gloss. However, if you "buff" the tires with a towel after applying it, it takes some of the "edge" off the shine....

2000
Mar 24th, 2004, 11:59 AM
does anybody have both the gloss and regular, where they could do a side by side comparison with a couple of pics? I use the gloss but would like to see the difference.

rjstaaf
Mar 24th, 2004, 12:49 PM
The nice thing about the original formula is that with one coat you get a semi gloss appearance but, if you let the first coat sit a while and then put a second on it will get more glossy if that is the look you are going for.

Slats
Mar 31st, 2004, 02:12 PM
Yeah, I would like to see side by side pics as well. I still have 1/3 a bottle of the High Gloss, so if I can ever find the lower gloss I will post some pictures -- too bad shipping is so high.

Slats:bounce

Reflections
Mar 31st, 2004, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by 2000
does anybody have both the gloss and regular, where they could do a side by side comparison with a couple of pics? I use the gloss but would like to see the difference.

i have both and ask my customers if they prefer the satin or glossy look. i prefer the regular, unless going to a Rx7 meeting. really stands out!!

CrobarCars
Apr 4th, 2004, 02:53 AM
Please set a nasty rumour to rest. I have heard the "new" formula of Endurance has added Silicon. Is this correct? If so why?
Also, has anyone experienced "buildup" of Endurance on their tires. Should this actually occur, could this be improper application?

2000
Apr 4th, 2004, 04:23 AM
crobarcars,
hi, can't comment on silicone added however mike wrote a great article about silicone not being as bad as we all assume.
http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=42

you might find that interesting.
as to build up, I always wash (scrub) my tires with a white wall cleaner (even thought I don't have white walls) every thrid wash or so. I would guess if you did this , it would remove any build up. beside tires take such a beating ,weather, heat, curbs :( and what not that I would guess it would wear faster than any signifigant build up would begin. just a thought.

CrobarCars
Apr 4th, 2004, 07:33 PM
2000 - Thank you for your quick response. I have read that article and it is "food for thought". I do not actually use the Endurance product, however an associate of mine at work does and I wanted to squelch these silicon rumours. I agree cleaning and refreshing the product is essential to a healthy look.

M5police
Jun 9th, 2004, 06:53 PM
I have both the regular Endurance and the Glossy Endurance tire gel. From use I would say I like the regular shine better as the glossy one is wayyyy to shiny. Glossy I think would be great to accompany the shine with chrome rims etc. The regular Endurance seems to wear a bit better and longer. Doesnt seem to fly all over the sides of the car in the form of black dots. One thing I have tried is the Hot shine on my aunts SLK Mercedes. No splatter on the sides and still a really awesome shine after 2 months. Iam amazed and probably will switch once i use up all my Eudurance on my 5 cars.

rusty bumper
Jun 9th, 2004, 09:00 PM
I tried Hot Shine for the 1st time last week and really liked the way that it soaked up on the tires...Great looking shine too!

P. S. Good to have MOL back online!...This is my 1st post in about 2 weeks!

But I still can't log on to Show Car Garage :( ...Will it be down long?

orange monkeyee
Oct 16th, 2004, 08:59 AM
I use the High Gloss formula on my vehicles. It definitely revives the brown tire look into the brand new tire look.

rusty bumper
Oct 16th, 2004, 09:58 PM
Hot Shine is great stuff. :xyxthumbs

gb387
Jun 29th, 2005, 05:48 AM
Here are some before and afters of Gold Class Endurance High Gloss (http://www.meguiars.com/estore/product_detailpage.cfm?sku=G-75&store=%).

I cleaned the tires with NXT Tire Cleaner (http://www.meguiars.com/whatsnew/nxtproduct_page.cfm?SKU=G-125) and a Versa-Angle Tire Brush (http://www.meguiars.com/whatsnew/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1010).

Before:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/121Image000061-med.jpg

After:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/121Image00017-med.jpg

05PhillyStang
Jun 29th, 2005, 05:54 AM
I had the Gold Class High Endurance but switched to Hot Shine Trigger Spray for one reason: No matter how much I wiped the tiree, the gel would build up in the grooves like crazy. I could not get it out, no matter what I tried.

gb387
Jun 29th, 2005, 05:59 AM
Originally posted by 05PhillyStang
I had the Gold Class High Endurance but switched to Hot Shine Trigger Spray for one reason: No matter how much I wiped the tiree, the gel would build up in the grooves like crazy. I could not get it out, no matter what I tried.

I have had very good luck with it.... I use an old cotton towel to wipe the tires a second time and really work on the groves.

I agree its not the easiest product to use and does tend to get in the groves but I have not had a sling problem.

Bama
Jun 29th, 2005, 09:01 AM
I like both of the Endurance gels (high gloss and normal). Also, I like the Hot Shine (in the pump). Good products.:xyxthumbs

rusty bumper
Jun 29th, 2005, 12:40 PM
I wonder if it's possible to thin Endurance down just enough to apply it with a spray bottle?.......That stuff sure is thick.

F-150
Sep 17th, 2005, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by Rusty Bumper
I'm on my second bottle...Great stuff.

I think I'll wear some latex gloves next time I use it...It's kinda messy!
I need to do that next time, I don't like using dawn to wash my hands.

Ranger72
Sep 18th, 2005, 05:12 AM
I never used the edurance. How do you guys compare it to #40? I like the 40, gives a nice sheen, and seems to last a while! I usedto use Hotshine all the time, but found it builds on the tire a bit.

PaBlkBrd
Mar 2nd, 2006, 09:20 AM
Endurance lasts quite a bit longer than #40 and gives a more natural look if you use the regular gel

DetailManiac
Mar 3rd, 2006, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by F-150
I need to do that next time, I don't like using dawn to wash my hands.

Me to like this stuff, and it never gets on my bare hands because
I always use a painters brush to apply it on my tires, and i do have
to say that works great for me every time I use it.

First I clean the tires with some sort of a household degreaser
than I apply the product with a round not to big painters brush
and let it sit for a while, then I wipe of the tires with a old MF cloth

And after that they look like this:

http://www.freewebtown.com/f14tomcat/foto/velg/velg.JPG

SOLDSHORT
Apr 21st, 2006, 05:56 AM
BEST TIRE GEL EVER!