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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:45 pm 
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New in Autoglym's Professional stable, this water-based tyre dressing can be brushed on, sprayed on or as I did, padded on.

Wash and dry the tyres ...

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... and apply, as directed:

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The look is fresh, glossy yet not overly gloopy or overly plastic as silicone based products. I gather the shine can be dulled down by padding the tyre with a microfibre cloth. I was very happy as was.

For application, it is straightforward and the results are pleasing.

How does it fair?

Living rurally, we get to drive over copious amounts of mud which would put any product through its paces at an accelerated rate, I would imagine.

Having given the test rig to the Mrs and let her fill the arches with horse muck, the tyre dressing continues to appear quite clean ...

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... alas, it did not appear to survive the first wash and dry:

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Still, easy enough to re-apply.

In summary, a straightforward product to apply, pleasing results achieved quickly with minimal product which does not sling, but is perhaps let down by a relatively short life.

This product is available in 5L and 25L units.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Interesting, from what I've read about this over on DW it seems its a water based dressing so longevity normally is much shorter.

How does it compare to autoglyms retail tyre dressing, instant tyre dressing? To me it looks almost identical in looks?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Given this was the first time that I'd used this dressing, experience is not on my side. I've used Autoglym's Instant Tyre Dressing a lot and ... well, on balance, think the retail product lasted longer. I don't think they're the same product (I'll ask my chap at Autoglym) - this one did seem to spread a lot better, further and with less effort. I'm envisaging a dip of the brush and a quick, but well placed wipe around.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Interesting review.

I find that if you clean your car fairly often (every 1-2 weeks), these water based dressings work better as the tyres are much easier to clean before you re-apply again.

This product seems very similar to Autosmart Rubber & Plastic Dressing although that is also advertised as non-slip so it can be used on old/hammered rubber mats without any problems.

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