I’m looking for help with two things.
- Removing some stubborn tire bloom.
- Finding a tire dressing that I like.
1) I’ve got some stock Toyo A20 tires on my Highlander. Every time I wash it, I can’t seem to get the brown off the sidewalls. I am using APC+ and a number of different brushes, all fairly stiff. Any other tire I’ve used APC+ on before seems to just melt the brown right off. It usually gets really nasty looking as I’m scrubbing because it’s all coming off. With these Toyo tires, they stay fairly clean as I’m scrubbing them, and they are still brown after rinsing. If I rub one spot really hard for a while, it will come off. It’s not reasonable to do that to all tires though.
Do I need to move to Super D-Greaser or some other cleaner?
2) I can’t seem to find a tire dressing I’m happy with. I’ve tried:
a. Hyper Dressing – I wanted this to work because it smells so good! It has zero longevity since it’s water based, and seems to collect a lot of dust.
b. All Season Dressing – I like the longevity, but I can’t seem to eliminate sling no matter how careful I am.
c. Hot Shine gel – Great longevity but very annoying to apply consistently and evenly since it’s a gel. My Toyo’s have tiny ribs rather than a smooth face which adds to the problems.
I would prefer something I can spray since it’s much easier to apply evenly. I tend to prefer low gloss/matte if available. It would be nice if there were something in the Detailer line so it would be cost effective as well. Any suggestions?