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Michael Stoops
Oct 26th, 2015, 07:13 AM
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Features:


NOT glitter or metal flake
In direct sunlight, proprietary ingredient actually reflects light for an added "pop" of shine
In shade, delivers a "Photo-shopped" like gloss
At night, reflects headlights for a unique visual effect
Size: 15 oz Aerosol


Details:


Part #: G18715
MSRP: $7.99

The Guz
Nov 3rd, 2015, 08:40 AM
Sounds like an interesting product.

davey g-force
Nov 3rd, 2015, 12:04 PM
Yes, interesting.

Any photos of the reflections and 'unique visual effect' mentioned?

Nick Winn
Nov 3rd, 2015, 12:50 PM
Yes, interesting.

Any photos of the reflections and 'unique visual effect' mentioned?

I am sure we do, I will reach out to marketing to try to get some images.

DasBurninator
Nov 3rd, 2015, 01:21 PM
Probably not something I would really use day to day, but might be fun for a photoshoot with a car.

davey g-force
Nov 3rd, 2015, 02:11 PM
I am sure we do, I will reach out to marketing to try to get some images.

Thanks Nicholas, that would be very interesting.

btw... do you prefer Nicholas, Nick or Nic?

drumdan
Nov 3rd, 2015, 03:40 PM
This should be a pretty popular product. One of the cars I maintain - he can get enough tire shine...

wifpd4
Nov 6th, 2015, 08:54 AM
If used on concrete, could I make like runway lights on my driveway?

I'm guessing it leaves an interesting residue?

Look forward to trying it on the wife's car first.

mcleod52
Nov 9th, 2015, 03:09 PM
Water based product?

Nick Winn
Nov 10th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Water based product?

Solvent Based

The Guz
Dec 22nd, 2015, 08:13 PM
It is available on Autogeek

http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-reflect-tire-shine.html

time007
Dec 24th, 2015, 10:05 PM
It is available on Autogeek

http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-reflect-tire-shine.html

ive bought another meguiar tire spray before. i felt it was too much of a pain to cover up overspray. i used like a third of the can for 4 tires. well anyways, i'm going to use the meguiars endurance tire gel this next time, and ill see how that goes. otherwise i woul dhave tried the reflect tire shine.

The Guz
Dec 26th, 2015, 10:49 PM
Detailing.com also shows this as being in stock.

http://www.detailing.com/store/meguiar-s-hot-shine-reflect-tire-shine-15-oz.html

Merlin
Feb 6th, 2016, 01:56 PM
Mini Review

Straight forward, easy to follow directions.
I shook the can well. (I do this will all chemicals).
I did a quick spray 4"-6" away from tire in short sprays.
I shook then can when done. I used less than 1/4 of the can.

Initial thoughts.
It has a very pleasing smell. It smelled like grape Kool-Aid!
The first thing I noticed is that it really blacken the tires a lot.
The second was the shine! Although bright, it was not in your face.
It is bright, and reflects light, without looking like a "glazed doughnut".
Maybe that's because I did a light spray but IMHO it's still a lot of shine.

I personally do NOT like that greasy, plastic, "glazed doughnut" look.
This is not a flat matte look, it has shine, but it is a dark pleasing look.

I can't say if it has a sling. I sprayed the tires and put the vehicle away.
IMHO this is not an everyday tire dressing...IT IS for the Saturday night out.
When you look at the tires they "catch your eye" without you really knowing why.
If you really want that "glazed doughnut" ultra shine, a couple of coats could be blinding.

It is bright. I hit the tires once. NOTE: Wipe overspray off wheels, paint & plastic right away.

Final Thoughts:
For that "Car Show" sparkle without the "glazed doughnut" look, this is a quick and easy product.
Reflect really makes the tires look very black. For a bright but not "soaking wet look" use one light coat.

This is one of those FUN products. When used correctly I give it a thumbs up! :xyxthumbs

The Guz
Feb 6th, 2016, 05:36 PM
Sounds interesting. It's too bad you don't have photos to show the look of it.

Merlin
Feb 7th, 2016, 06:08 AM
Sounds interesting. It's too bad you don't have photos to show the look of it.

Here's a few for you...

Slight sun
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc140/merlinhd03/Detail/Megs-Reflect-Tire-3.jpg

Direct sun
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc140/merlinhd03/Detail/Megs-Reflect-Tire-2.jpg

In the shade
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc140/merlinhd03/Detail/Megs-Reflect-Tire-1.jpg

The Guz
Feb 7th, 2016, 09:32 AM
Thanks. It actually looks really good.

Merlin
Feb 7th, 2016, 10:07 AM
My first impression (besides that fact it smells like grape Kool-Aid) is it is easy and FUN to use!
The application was fast and the spray nozzle was very accurate with very little to no overspray.
I applied it yesterday and just felt it. It feels a little oily today but I don't think it's going to sling.

In Finish Prep my two biggest nemesis are:
A black tire dressing/coating that looks good and has lots of durability.
A trim coating that adds black, has longevity and has a hard dry finish.

I can't say on the durability of Hot Shine REFLECT Tire Shine but it's quick, easy & FUN to look at!

ihavetouchedthesky
Feb 7th, 2016, 11:02 AM
Thanks for the review and pics Merlin. Reflect doesn't seem to have the gaudy in your face result I was kind of expecting (which is a good thing!). Think I'll give it a shot as well.

davey g-force
Feb 7th, 2016, 05:26 PM
Thanks for the review Merlin!

Maybe the pics don't do it justice but (whilst they look great) the tires don't seem to have any 'special effect' look to them, which is what I was lead to believe.

They just look like clean and nicely dressed tires to me!

Merlin
Feb 8th, 2016, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the review Merlin!

Maybe the pics don't do it justice but (whilst they look great) the tires don't seem to have any 'special effect' look to them, which is what I was lead to believe.

They just look like clean and nicely dressed tires to me!

The "Special Effect" is the way light reflects of the tires.
I'd bet (although I haven't tried) it looks kewl at night. (headlights reflecting off the tires etc.)

Thanks for the kind words about "clean and nicely dressed tires".

ihavetouchedthesky
Feb 25th, 2016, 12:01 PM
This is the best my iphone camera could pick up on the effect. What really surprised me is the longevity of this stuff. A week later of heavy highway/city driving with no garage and my tires still look excellent. Good product.


http://i68.tinypic.com/ojjb6x.jpg

Merlin
Feb 25th, 2016, 12:20 PM
I like it!
Why?

I like it because Reflect "Does something"...rather than just another tire dressing.

Yes, I like products that "Do Something".
Yes, it feels a bit oily if you touch it. Yes, it's has a slight shine to it...but it's FUN!

solution
Feb 26th, 2016, 09:17 PM
Difference between Hot Shine Tire Foam and Hot Shine REFLECT Tire Shine?

ihavetouchedthesky
Feb 27th, 2016, 06:32 AM
After a week, I find the longevity and endurance to be the same as normal hot shine. I suspect they are virtually the same save for price and the added 'flakes' in Reflect.

ihavetouchedthesky
Feb 28th, 2016, 10:58 AM
and while we're at it, i actually did a review for Reflect. Here if you're interested:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AutoDetailing/comments/47lmwu/quick_review_meguiars_hot_shine_reflect_tire_shine/

Merlin
Feb 29th, 2016, 12:17 PM
and while we're at it, i actually did a review for Reflect. Here if you're interested:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AutoDetailing/comments/47lmwu/quick_review_meguiars_hot_shine_reflect_tire_shine/

I read it. Well done!...pretty much my same thoughts and results. This is a FUN product!

The Guz
Mar 27th, 2016, 12:13 AM
Someone posted a video review on it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UAWqiC6hc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UAWqiC6hc

Merlin
Mar 27th, 2016, 03:40 AM
Features:


NOT glitter or metal flake
In direct sunlight, proprietary ingredient actually reflects light for an added "pop" of shine
In shade, delivers a "Photo-shopped" like gloss
At night, reflects headlights for a unique visual effect
Size: 15 oz Aerosol


Details:


Part #: G18715
MSRP: $7.99


Excellent video!

From what I understand there is no "glitter" in the product.
The sparkle comes from a "proprietary ingredient" that sparkles.
I love this stuff for the "Saturday night out" reflections!

WorldWar545
Jun 20th, 2016, 02:19 PM
I think it turned out pretty good on my truck!