The best tyre dressing to give the best tyre shine

Tyre dressing is the perfect final touch you can add to a cleaned car to optimise tyre shine and generate that new car look.

Tyre dressing brings out the shine in a super car

by Ryan Gilmore |

If you've started detailing your car and have invested in a quality cleaning kit or the process of clay barring your car, it can be very easy to overlook the state of your tyres. People often think to clean their alloy wheels, but this can then leave their tyres looking sad and dirty.

This is where tyre dressing comes in. Not only does it make the grubbiest of rubber look fresh and glossy, but it's also very easy to apply and will make your tyres shine and your car stand out from the crowd. We've found the best examples on the market as well as a selection of applicators to ensure you get the best results possible.

The best tyre dressing applicators

Barnwell Tyre Dressing Applicator - 2 Pack

Barnwell Tyre Dressing Applicator - 2 Pack
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Simple, curved foam applicator pads to make the most of the product you're applying. The handle will also keep your hands clean while you're dressing your tyre.

Meguiars Tyre Dressing Applicator Pad

Meguiars Tyre Dressing Applicator Pad
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Another option that will keep your hands clean, this tyre applicator has a plastic case so you can keep your hands away from the tyre dressing. It also comes in a handy storage box to keep it clean when not in use.

How to apply tyre dressing:

  1. Wash your tyres to remove dust, dirt, and debris. It might be a good idea to use a pressure washer to properly clean your wheels.
  1. You can wait for your tyres to dry if you want, but most tyre dressing can be applied to wet tyres, too.
  1. Apply tyre dressing to the tyres using an applicator. Make sure to never apply the dressing to the tyre tread or brakes.
  1. Wait for the product to dry and wipe off any excess residue. After that, you'll have some fresh-looking tyres.

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