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    Tire DressingS... So many choices... Geez!

    Wanted:
    1) I don't like a spray - Prefer to wipe-on/off
    2) Low to medium shine
    3) Not a dust/dirt-collector
    4) No spin-off

    And I want a product that I can purchase off-the-shelf from my local auto store.

    Simple... Yes?

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    You won't find carpro products locally which this forum focuses on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCinPA View Post
    Wanted:
    1) I don't like a spray - Prefer to wipe-on/off
    2) Low to medium shine
    3) Not a dust/dirt-collector
    4) No spin-off

    And I want a product that I can purchase off-the-shelf from my local auto store.

    Simple... Yes?
    Actually...it's not that simple.

    Local Auto parts stores and big chains like Wally World...even their wipe-on/wipe off products, sling and look like glazed donuts!

    If you want a quality product I suggest OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Matte
    or
    OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Satin (Satin if you want a little more shine).

    IMHO you will NOT find anything in "retail" stores that will compare!

    Carpro just released - CARPRO DarkSide Tire & Rubber Sealant
    I just ordered some but have not tried it yet. I'm looking forward to trying it tomorrow.

    My current favorite is OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Matte. It is dark, rich and doesn't look like look like glazed donuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    Actually...it's not that simple.

    Local Auto parts stores and big chains like Wally World...even their wipe-on/wipe off products, sling and look like glazed donuts!

    If you want a quality product I suggest OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Matte
    or
    OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Satin (Satin if you want a little more shine).

    IMHO you will NOT find anything in "retail" stores that will compare!

    Carpro just released - CARPRO DarkSide Tire & Rubber Sealant
    I just ordered some but have not tried it yet. I'm looking forward to trying it tomorrow.

    My current favorite is OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Matte. It is dark, rich and doesn't look like look like glazed donuts!

    Well I like the name of the product...


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    I love shiny things Merlin's Avatar
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    I finally got around to trying CARPRO DarkSide Tire & Rubber Sealant
    Here are my thoughts...

    Probably the easiest tire sealant I have ever applied!

    It filled all the little tire grooves with ease on the first wipe.
    I used a CQUARTZ Microfiber Applicator and wiped around the tire.
    I did each tire and then followed behind each tire with a microfiber towel.
    This microfiber towel wipe reduced the excess and reduced the "shine".

    Darkside is a sealant, not a dressing, so it is supposed to have much better longevity.
    Did I mention "This is probably the easiest tire sealant I have ever applied!"
    It has a bit of a satin finish rather than the matte finish of OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Matte
    I have heard that the little bit of "shine" goes away in about a week but the dark look lasts!

    Here is a couple of Before/After pics.

    The tire was cleaned and all prior "dressings" have been removed.


    One swipe around the tire and a light wipe with a microfiber towel.


    Darkside is quick, easy, looks good (satin finish), and darkens the tire.

    This has become my new go-to tire sealant!

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