cleaning tyres?

Joe Pineapples

Distinguished Member
Hi

Had some great advice on here before about cleaning alloy wheels (thanks), now I want to turn attention to the tyres. As with the alloys I imagine there are certain types of cleaners to avoid. I would prefer a more matte than shiny end finish too.

any suggestions/recommendations?

thanks
joe
 

bluevortex

Active Member
Bilberry wheel cleaner - cleans wheels and tyres superbly well and non-acidic. Would not use anything else.

Blue
 

Joe Pineapples

Distinguished Member
Thanks blue. I have got quite a lot of Meguiar's Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner left at the minute, so maybe looking for a purpose made tyre cleaner till that runs out. Never tried the Meguiar's on the tyres as well, since the instructions don't mention that, but now wondering if it would be ok.
 

bluevortex

Active Member
Meguiars all purpose cleaner or any APC will generally do it but bilberry does does both and extremely well. Agitate with a brush after applying

 

Steven Quas

Novice Member
I always assumed the layer of grime left on my tyres would prevent UV damage, or at least that's my justification for not cleaning them....

Steven Quas
Hamburg
 

Marv

Member
I use "Autoglym: Instant tyre dressing" just spray onto a cloth and rub into the sidewall. That does leave a shiny finnish though, but it lasts a good while and your tyres feel lovley.
 

essjay

Novice Member
As above with the comments about Meguiars APC for the tyres I then finish mine off with Zaino Z-16 Perfect Tire Gloss.

As for wheels Meguiars Wheel Brightner followed by Iron x

As you can see from the pic not too shiney.



 

Joe Pineapples

Distinguished Member
Thanks guys. Been advised by Meguiar that the wheel stuff I'm currently using is ok with tyres too, so will try that. Then finish off with the stuff essjay recommends.

thanks
joe
 

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