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    Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    Long story short. Saw a Detailer cleaning cars at work. He had all the equipment. One car was done so I stopped to talk to him. Super nice guy. Anyway, the tires looked awesome. Looked dripping wet but were dry to the touch. I asked him what he used. He said Meguiars endurance tire gel cut with isopropyl alcohol. 50:50

    Anyone ever done this before?

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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    Quote Originally Posted by Success View Post
    Long story short.

    Saw a Detailer cleaning cars at work. He
    had all the equipment. One car was done
    so I stopped to talk to him. Super nice guy.

    Anyway, the tires looked awesome. Looked
    dripping wet but were dry to the touch. I
    asked him what he used. He said Meguiars
    endurance tire gel cut with isopropyl alcohol.
    50:50

    Anyone ever done this before?
    I personally have never diluted any
    petroleum-based tire dressings, or
    known of anyone else to do so.

    But that’s not to say it can’t be
    effectively done.


    •However:
    1.) I would think that if IPA was the dilutant it
    would have to be @100% grade—contains no
    water. [Petroleum (ie: Oil)/Water don’t mix.]
    -Anyway: IPA is a very fast-to-evaporate solvent.

    With that in mind:

    2.) If I was going to attempt to dilute
    Endurance Gel, I would use one of the
    same petroleum distillates that comprise
    the makeup of the Endurance Gel.
    -(BTW: IPA doesn’t appear to be one of
    those petroleum distillates)


    IMO:
    -The easiest Endurance Gel petroleum distillate
    to source would be hydrotreated (de-sulferized)
    kerosene.
    -In other words: Low/No-odor Kerosene, available
    at many brick & mortar and/or big box stores.
    Ace Hardware, for example.


    •Mixing ratio?
    -I’d start out with a just a few drops of the afore-
    mentioned kerosene, stirred into a small bowl,
    (or similar vessel), containing a measured amount
    of tire gel. Adjust mixture to your specifications.

    -Later, if so desired, you could extrapolate your
    new-found diluting ratio onto an entire container
    of Endurance Gel.


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    ~Joaquin de Setanti

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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    IMO it took a chemist or two to develop this tire gel along with countless tweaking. Why not use it as is?

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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    I’ve used it before and didn’t like it. Like other products better. So I wrote it off. But seeing it on this car and applied the way it was looked amazing. Just seeing if this was something being done. And it’s not like we as a detailing community haven’t modified products before.

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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    i prefer a water based tire dressing...i like a CLEAN non greasy appearance. also cannot stand the sling of petroleum based gels.

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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    I agree. I tried to like Endurance but just couldn't
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormin08 View Post
    i prefer a water based tire dressing...
    i like a CLEAN non greasy appearance.

    also cannot stand the sling of petroleum based gels.
    •Meguiar’s says that if their Endurance Tire Gel
    is applied according to their recommendations/
    directions, it is “ghar-awn-teed” not to sling.


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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    I used to use this on my wife's car. To keep it from slinging, I had to apply it the night before and let it dry. I eventually gave it away.

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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    Definitely need to apply very sparingly to avoid sling, especially in the hot summer states. You apply the endurance gel in the cool when the tires are cold, then the tires heat up and day gets into the 90s... sling, sling, sling.

    I use the gel so sparingly that after 2 years, and washing my car 2x monthly, I still have more than half the bottle left. But I do like the look when I don’t over-apply the gel. I prefer a black tire , not a shiny tire.


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    Re: Meguiars endurance tire gel question

    Ok so I did my experiment and cut it 50/50 with isopropyl alcohol. Worked awesome. Just needed a little bit. Spread easy. Has satin finish. Looks wet but is dry by the time I finished the next tire.

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