Join Date: Jan 2012
Continental DWS and tire protectant
My wife got a set of Continental DWS tires for her car back in May. I've been using Mother's Back to Black tire renew to clean them which is an awesome product.
The only thing is that whatever protectant I use just won't stay on there. The sidewalls go back to the blackish gray undressed look in a matter of a day or two especially if you wipe the protectant on. I'm not a fan of super shiny or greasy looking tires,but I do like it to look like there is a little something on there.
I had been using Surf City Beyond Black tire shine. I had used it in the past with great results,and then I found it on clearance for next to nothing at W.M. It worked great on her old Falken tires,and the tires on my other vehicles.
I have been using aerosol trim spray to protect the honeycomb grils on our G8. I have used Stoner's,but the last thing I bought was Duragloss 265 Ultimate Detail Spray. It's a nice product,but it is pretty glossy on tires. It did last a lot longer than wiping something on there. I used it last night,and today I found overspray all over the car. I applied some of the Beyond Black in the same manner,and it looks really good too. However,it is hard to keep from spraying the car and your wheels also. That's why I like to use an applicator because it is much easier to keep from making a mess. As I said,that ain't working too good.
I have done a little reading,and this seems to be a Continental issue. Anyone else experience this? I wonder if the "new" will wear off the tires and they will accept dressings better,or do I need to use a more aggressive cleaning method?
I also have CarPro Perl and McKee's 37 High Gloss tire gel,but I haven't had time to give them a shot yet.
2009 Liquid Red GT