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    *how To Apply Tire Dressings (gel Type)*

    Before I tried this technique I hated to apply tire dressings because of the mess with foam applicator because no matter how careful you are, you always end with greasy hands. So I started to use a paint brush to apply products like endurance or insane shine.

    ADVANTAGES

    1.- I feel that you use less product.
    2.- You get a more even application so NO sling.
    3.- You can apply it more quickly.
    4.- No more greasy hands.
    5.- You can clean the brush easily if you feel it's dirty.





    Natural looking tire.



    Very wet looking tire.


    Another example.





    Even on narrow or low profile tires you can apply endurance very easily. Apply a little amount to the brush.





    If you feel the brush it's very dirty ( usually after 5 applications)
    you can clean iy very quickly.





    You can use a liquid dish washing detergent but you have to apply directly to the brush with almost no water.





    Almost like new.



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    Very nice write up! I have a hand full of those brushes around, I will have to give it a try. Wonder if it would work well with All Season Dressing? Another more difficult product to apply to tires, its not a gel but a thicker liquid.
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    I always used foam products but I'll try this.

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    many car washes use this technique for the fast output jobs. a bucket with a larger paintbrush is used.

    i like my foam for now
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    Originally posted by x2099
    I always used foam products but I'll try this.
    Ditto, but I'll give it a try. What kind of paintbrush should I pick up at home depot? How much should I spend?

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    Originally posted by Paulvr4
    many car washes use this technique for the fast output jobs. a bucket with a larger paintbrush is used.

    i like my foam for now
    My local carwash does the same thing, but their tire dressing looks really diluted. As soon as the car drives off, major tire sling. Def not worth the $2.50 they charge.

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    well the point to apply with a brush is for dressings like endurance (gel) or thicker liquids.

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    i've been using EZ Tire Applicator Pads but have thought of switching to brushes. and i'm giong to try it this weekend and see how i like it.

    it seems like a smart idea and since it saves your product its better. the product you use goes right onto the tire and doesn't get soak into the brush as opposed to getting soaked into the foam.

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    haven't tried that, I usually just wear some rubber gloves and throw them in a bucket with dish soap when I'm done applying my tire dressing. Hey I've also seen some foam type brushes, maybe that could be used by us foam users. Good write up
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    That's a really good idea, I'm going to have to try that. I love Endurance, but even when I use the foam applicators, it seems to run off.

    Thanks for the new idea!!

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