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I prefer homemade, thank you very much!

:hysterical:

 

How about some red wine vinegar with that?

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Interesting! What type of brake fluid do you use, boominup?

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_fluid

Characteristics of common braking fluids[4][5]
Dry boiling point Wet boiling point Viscosity limit Primary constituent
DOT 2 190 °C (374 °F) 140 °C (284 °F) ? Castor oil/alcohol
DOT 3 205 °C (401 °F) 140 °C (284 °F) 1500 mm2/s Glycol Ether
DOT 4 230 °C (446 °F) 155 °C (311 °F) 1800 mm2/s Glycol Ether/Borate Ester
LHM+ 249 °C (480 °F) 249 °C (480 °F) 1200 mm2/s [6] Mineral Oil
DOT 5 260 °C (500 °F) 180 °C (356 °F) 900 mm2/s Silicone
DOT 5.1 260 °C (500 °F) 180 °C (356 °F) 900 mm2/s Glycol Ether/Borate Ester

 

Last I used was DOT4...yesterday!

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Brake fluid might be harmless to rubber but for humans, not so much.

 

DOT 3 brake fluid safety data sheet.

 

It also damages painted surfaces.

 

I've been using it for 50 years, I think I know a little bit better than to touch the paint with it! And it doesn't touch latex gloves!

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This is the best I have got tires since I got the car.

Took 20 mins all 4 tires (excluding wash) and I waxed the rims.

 

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The tire shine product I use is called Tire Shine Plus from CroftgateUSA. It contains zero petroleum solvents, zero silicon, no listed hazardous materials, no VOC's and 100% eco-responsible. Depending on your tastes, you can have it as glossy as you want, or have a matte like finish. Best of all, it does not sling and will not harm the finish or paint on your vehicle.

 

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I also prefer a matte finish on the tires, they look "classier" in the long run.

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I also prefer a matte finish on the tires, they look "classier" in the long run.

If you want to go matte with the autoglym you use a microfiber towel instead of a sponge does a nice job no shine just cleaned up .I will do it next time on my car and post it (I go back and forth shiny not shiny.)

 

 

So to get the matte thing I just don't polish the rims and use gold wash for tire and rims then apply Autoglym Tire shine with a towel .

Which results in a dull clean look .

There are pros and cons to this look it does compliment the black grey and chrome subtlety of the vehicle and its fast and easy to do

but I think I prefer the shiny tires and the clearcoat hand buffed up on the rims.

 

New Doc 56 2

Matte -Paint just washed.(Car Body)Tire shine toweled on scrubbed for matte.

New Doc 56 1

Shiny - Black wax (tinted wax)on body paint (paste)quik wax clear on rims.Tire shine applied with sponge.

Best I got the wheels sp far July 2016

 

 

 

Edited by Rtipping

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