When detailing your car, dressing your tyres is usually the last step. However, it should be one of the first steps when preparing the rubber surface for a pamper. It's not a quick 2-minute job, but the effort and time ensures that your tyres have the ultimate finish.
Have you ever wondered how you can perfect this process? Keep reading for our top type tips for a glossy, fresh finish. Your tyres should look just as good as the rest of your car. Next time you clean your car, make sure you aren’t forgetting to pamper your wheels too. Take a look at our following tips for ideas on the best products to use for prepping, cleaning and finishing your tyres so they are always looking their best.
Just like we clean the rest of the car to make it look shiny and new, you need to make sure you give your tyres a good clean too. Make sure you don’t jump straight into polishing your tyres as it’s likely that the dressing will not adhere to the rubber properly, causing the product to splatter all over your paintwork. By cleaning your types thoroughly, you are ensuring that the dressings bond effectively, leaving you with shiny, fresh-looking tyres. When cleaning your tyres, we recommend using a pressure washer to deep clean the sidewalls, tackling even the most stubborn types of soiling.
Our Dunking Biscuit's Blitz is the ideal product for this process. Using a soft detailing brush, Blitz's non-acidic cleaning properties contain a blend of advanced ingredients that dig deep into the crevices, leaving an exceptional finish. The formulation of this product wets and gently breaks down the bonds that hold the soils together, allowing the brush to easily and safely wipe away any dirt or residue.
Once the washing solution is rinsed off, you can apply a dressing suitable for the type of wheels of your car. As a perfect pairing with Blitz, our Dunking Biscuit Glitz universal dressing is the ideal accompaniment for UV and weather protection and a non-sticky finish. If you didn't already know, tyres are commonly known to diminish due to UV radiation, which eventually causes browning and cracking. So, having UV protection is always a significant factor when finding the right tyre products.
With this tyre dressing’s water-based solution, the liquid glides on simultaneously with our Dunking Biscuit's Tyre and Trim Applicator, specifically designed to give dual consistency. A fantastic all-round pairing that eliminates the chances of dirt pick-up post-application.
When searching for the right protection, it's not just about your tyre slik and sidewalls looking swanky with a satin or high-gloss finish, but about keeping them in good condition too. Your tyres are one of the most essential elements of your car to protect, especially since they are making constant contact with the roads. Over time, tyres will suffer and wear down, mainly when road salt and grime accumulates in their crevices. To nourish and protect the rubber, we recommend our Britemax Rubber Max Gel Protection Fluid. Unlike tyre sprays that attract dust and turn the sidewalls brown, Rubber Max’s conditioner penetrates the tyre surface, leaving it looking sparkling and brand new.
The effects last over a long period of time, and its deep conditioning properties are known to effortlessly restore rubber, even if it's discoloured or dried. Tyre Sling is not to be seen with this product - instead, you will be left with long-lasting tyre shine which showcases a slick wet-look rubber which looks revived. As a bonus, rubber seals can also be maintained and restored with Rubber Max.
Once you have chosen the products that will deliver you with the perfect finish, it's necessary that you take extra consideration in how you apply them. As your tyres spin, low sling and dry-to-touch properties are always favoured in your products, but if you do not get the application process right, this won't matter.
The common mistake made when treating tyres is painting or spraying the products onto the rubber. Not only will this not thoroughly clean your tyres, but it is also less cost-efficient, and somewhat harder to accomplish. For an even coverage, and the best results, we recommend our Dunking Biscuits Tyre and Trim Applicator which is extra gentle and thorough.
Alongside this applicator, we also have our GTechniq AP3 Dual Layered Soft Applicator Pads which allows for delicate cleaning and a non-streaky finish. By utilising these products, along with our solutions, your life will not only be easier, but you will achieve the perfect finish for your tyres.
We hope that our tyre tips for the perfect finish will help you to accomplish your tyre goals this Summer. It is crucial that you take extra care of your tyres, in all seasons, so that they last longer and uphold that healthy aesthetic that makes any car look sleek and eye-catching.
If you'd like to explore what other products we have on offer for the best tyre finish, head over to our website and you will find every kind of tyre cleaning product that you could dream of for keeping your car looking prim and proper.