Updated October 27, 2019 by Rafael Perez

The 10 Best Tire Shines

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Gleaming tires make any vehicle stand out. So whether you're hoping to see a customer drive off the lot, getting your car ready for a show, or simply like to pull out of your garage looking sharp, check out these shines. They come in water- and solvent-based formulas, as well as high-gloss and satin varieties. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best tire shine on Amazon.

10. Mother's Back-to-Black

9. Armor All Extreme

8. Black Magic Wet Foam

7. Griot's Garage 11044

6. Opti-Bond Gel

5. Trinova Dressing

4. Griot's Black Shine

3. Tire Kicker

2. Meguiar's Endurance G7516

1. Renew Protect Gloz

Editor's Notes

October 23, 2019:

Replaced the Duragloss 321 with the Trinova Dressing. The Duragloss seems to have a relatively short shine duration. The Trinova provides a long shine period without needing to be caked on and risk being flung off the tire.

Renew Protect Gloz moved to the top spot because of its ridiculously long duration - at least several months. It doesn't provide the glossiest finish, which might be objectionable to some, but many detailers prefer a semi-gloss on their tires. This is particularly true when these dressings are used on trim and weatherstripping because ultra-glossy trim stands out in a way that is not necessarily aesthetically pleasing.

Always test products on non-visible surfaces before applying to visible surfaces to ensure compatibility.


Rafael Perez
Last updated on October 27, 2019 by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.


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