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    Question Using Meguiars tire shine spray in place of engine dressing

    Got a question, is it ok to shine or dress your engine compartment with Meguiars tire shine or tire foam spray? I've heard people here in the US say they like to do it since the stuff is pretty similar to other engine dressings and since Meguiars does not make their engine dressing available in the US yet to some the tire shine sprays act as a good alternative. But according to you all and to any of the Meguiars reps or mods is it ok? And if not, what Meguiars US product would serve as the best alternative currently? Also does Meguiars plan on releasing the engine dressing in the US soon to go along with their engine cleaner? Sadly, in my little town of Corbin Ky. I have yet to even see the engine cleaner.

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    Re: Using Meguiars tire shine spray in place of engine dressing

    Thank you all very much for the links. I'm still very confused why Meguiars is not selling the engine dressing sprays in the spray bottles like what they are doing in other countries. Any ideas on why? My only guess is that there isn't a big demand for it yet.

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    Re: Using Meguiars tire shine spray in place of engine dressing

    Quote Originally Posted by strader327 View Post
    Thank you all very much for the links. I'm still very confused why Meguiars is not selling the engine dressing sprays in the spray bottles like what they are doing in other countries. Any ideas on why? My only guess is that there isn't a big demand for it yet.


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    Re: Using Meguiars tire shine spray in place of engine dressing

    Those dressings above are just ratio mixed into spray bottles, it's not a big deal to mix them...

    You'll get a lot more end-use product for the dollar vs. pre-mixed dressings anyhow...
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    Re: Using Meguiars tire shine spray in place of engine dressing

    I dont believe ASD should be used in the engine bay.

    I myself use only HD 3:1.
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    Re: Using Meguiars tire shine spray in place of engine dressing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck91 View Post
    I dont believe ASD should be used in the engine bay.

    I myself use only HD 3:1.
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    Re: Using Meguiars tire shine spray in place of engine dressing

    been cleaning my engines for 46 yrs.for years we used GUNK.i use SIMPLE GREEN now and it works ok but is not rec by experts here.
    today i used MEGUIARS EXTREME TIRE SHINE on my engine to get shine.
    it looks GREAT.
    been using petroleum products for longtime and no problems i could see but i dont wash engine more than 2 times per year.
    but experts here know if what i am doing is BEST .

    tire shine stuff is best i have used in 46 yrs of shining my engine.

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    Re: Using Meguiars tire shine spray in place of engine dressing

    Ususally the worry with an oil based product would be applying it to a hot engine, or starting the engine before the oil evaporates/dries, and getting a flash fire.
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