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    Satin/Matte Tire Dressing

    I've used Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel G7516 for years but it's just way too glossy and sticky for the new 22 inch wheels and tires I just got (way lower profile compared to the old 16 wheels and tires we used to have). Can anyone recommend a good satin/matte finish tire dressing? I've tried a few including Zaino Z16 but I find that the water-based ones wear off so fast. The Zaino product was very over-rated unless I was doing something wrong with applying it, seemed no matter how much I put on, it just wouldn't produce an sheen whatsoever.

    The good thing about Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Gel is that it lasted forever (and I mean FOREVER) but no matter how hard I try, I still can't get a satin/matte finish no matter how much I wipe off after applying it.

    I see the new Meguiar's MB0714 Mirror Bright Vinyl and Rubber Treatment, has anyone used this and does it last as long as the Endurance? Is is really a satin/matte finish?

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    Re: Satin/Matte Tire Dressing

    Quote Originally Posted by theEdge View Post
    I've used Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel G7516 for years but it's just way too glossy and sticky for the new 22 inch wheels and tires I just got (way lower profile compared to the old 16 wheels and tires we used to have). Can anyone recommend a good satin/matte finish tire dressing? I've tried a few including Zaino Z16 but I find that the water-based ones wear off so fast. The Zaino product was very over-rated unless I was doing something wrong with applying it, seemed no matter how much I put on, it just wouldn't produce an sheen whatsoever.

    The good thing about Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Gel is that it lasted forever (and I mean FOREVER) but no matter how hard I try, I still can't get a satin/matte finish no matter how much I wipe off after applying it.

    I see the new Meguiar's MB0714 Mirror Bright Vinyl and Rubber Treatment, has anyone used this and does it last as long as the Endurance? Is is really a satin/matte finish?
    Mirror Bright Vinyl & Rubber Treatment, which is no longer produced for US markets (for no reason other than it was just not very popular) is very similar to our #M40 Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner. This product, #40, is what we use a lot around the office here at Meguiar's when we are looking for a more original appearance. That said, it is water based, & typically needs re-applying every week if on a daily driver. Pros & Cons.

    Don't forget that it is really important to scrub & clean your tire sidewall often, in order to achieve maximum performance for any tire shine. Our M39 Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner works great as a dedicated cleaner or if you have clear coated wheels, our Hot Rims Wheel & Tire Cleaner / D143 Non Acid Wheel & Tire Cleaner. Also important to apply to a dry tire.

    There might be some products out there by other brands which are longer lasting & more original appearance which other forum members are welcome to recommend, as we welcome discussion of any brand products on this website, but for Meguiar's any of our tire shine/conditioner products which have a more original/satin look are not the longest lasting solutions.
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    Re: Satin/Matte Tire Dressing

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Satin/Matte Tire Dressing

    Unfortunately as Nick said Meguiar's doesn't really have to many satin tire dressings. I use Car Pro Pearl when I want the low gloss look ( I also use endurance when I want the high gloss, depends on the vehicle!) But just like M40 it's water based and doesn't last forever, maybe a couple weeks at most

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    Re: Satin/Matte Tire Dressing

    Car Pro PERL 1-1 is fantastic & can be layered on tyres. I use PERL mixed at different dilutions & find it great! Non greasy, which I like alot.

    I stopped using Endurance due to sling & attracting dirt & dust.

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    Re: Satin/Matte Tire Dressing

    I think I'll just stay with Endurance since it lasts so long, I have to try to use a lot less, though. And rub off the excess and see how it goes.

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