How to Make Your Tires Shine with Eco Touch
While polishing and waxing paint get most of the attention in the detailing world, it’s those other finishing touches on a vehicle that can have a major impact on the final result. Using a tire shine is one of the best ways you can improve the look of your vehicle with minimal effort. Eco Touch has developed a world-class tire shine product gives your car’s tires a ‘like new’ finish without any of the side effects found in conventional tire dressings.
You see, there are two types of tire shine formulas on the market today: water-based and solvent-based. Most of the traditional brands found in mass market stores continue to use solvent-based formulas to achieve a high-gloss shine. While it might look nice at first, over time using a solvent-based dressing will actually leach out the protective coatings in rubber tires and brown them. Plus, working with these types of solvents can pose a serious risk to your health over time. So, how do you know if a tire shine product is solvent-based? There are a couple ways.
• The formula is 100% clear and has an oily-like look to it.
• The packaging states warns there are “petroleum-distillates, kerosenes, hydrocarbons” or other generic terms referring to a petroleum-solvent.
• There is a flammable warning on the front label.
• Ask for the MSDS sheet and read the section on ‘hazardous ingredients’.
What makes Eco Touch so different you might ask? Our product water-based with no harmful solvents. We use a blend of both natural and synthetic oils that help re-nourish rubber to the way it was when it came off the showroom floor. Our Tire Shine is non-toxic, non-flammable and very easy to work with. Plus, you won’t be left nauseous and dizzy while using the product.
Steps to making your tires shine:
1) Clean the tire completely with an All Purpose Cleaner (APC) such as Eco Touch. You can either spray and wipe with a towel, or if you have a brush that can agitate the surface, this can speed up the job.
2) Make sure all of the APC is removed and the rubber is dry.
3) Apply a quarter-sized dab of Eco Touch Tire Shine onto an applicator pad.
4) Spread the formula over the circumference of the tire a few times making sure all areas are covered. Try and get as even a coat as possible.
5) Let sit and dry for 10 minutes. If there are some spots on the tire that have not dried completely you can take a microfiber towel and blot dry. Using one coat of Tire Shine will give a matte finish.
6) If you prefer a high-gloss shine repeat steps 4 & 5.
7) You’re done! Time to sit back and enjoy your 'like new' tires.