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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

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    I did not take the time to look back for it, but I believe Mike Phillips is a fan of NOT using tire coatings if the tire has ever had a dressing applied. I seem to remember him saying it's too difficult to overcome the residual effects of the dressing enough to make the coating effective.

    I bought McKee's tire coating, knowing I was replacing my tires. Now that the new tires are on, and have not been dressed, I am hoping to install the coating this weekend.

    In addition to starting with a "clean slate" (-non-dressed tires), I also have the Mighty Mini and associated brushes for cleaning the tires more mechanically than my hand. With these advantages, I anticipate a successful installation, but I will report back when completed.
    That's correct, he did say that. Also, for your new tires, give them a few weeks of just cleaning no dressing because new tires have a mold release agent that needs time to be removed from the rubber. Only then the coating will bond properly.
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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    I checked out the tires this morning before my wife left. On an overcast day itís hard to tell thereís any issues, even from a few feet away. When the sun is out it looks like the pictures above.

    I have the Mckees SiO2 Tire dressing that I may try in a few weeks just to see if it blackens them a bit. If so, I can probably hang with this coating through summer.

    I donít want this thread to deter anyone from using the coating because it was definitely my fault, and the results really arenít terrible despite my mis-doings. It rained hard yesterday and my wife drives 35 miles each way to work. The tires look very clean despite that, which would not be the case with dressing/gel.

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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    Have you thought about adding a couple of more layers to see if it remedies the situation?

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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    Have you thought about adding a couple of more layers to see if it remedies the situation?
    I have thought of that. While the coating is pricey, I have the 16oz bottle that will take forever to use. I guess I would do some non-aggressive scrubs with Mckees T&RR and add more. Could be something I try when my wife is out of town next week.

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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    I just stripped off the tire coating on my 2015 Durango today. I power scrubbed the tires with McKee's 37 APC diluted 4:1 followed by power scrubbing again with the Tire & Rubber Rejuvenator. These tires looked almost grey after I air dried them. Both of my other vehicles with two coats of tire coating have a lot more shine than these Goodyear tires.



    Close up after power scrubbing.



    After two coats of McKee's 37 Tire Coating.


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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    What do you guys use to clean your coated tires? Always soap and water? Anyone use N-914 as RW or WW?

    Most importantly, what do people use as the cleaning applicator? If I want a quick tire-clean with N-914 for instance, does an old MF rag work best? A dedicated foam applicator? Whatever it is will likely get filthy fast.

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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    Maintenance is easy. Best to not over think it.

    Soap and water works fine as does N914 when doing a rinseless wash. A soft bristled brush is all that is needed with either method such as the mothers wheel and tire brush. You donít want a stiff bristled brush that may damage the coating.

    Dry with a microfiber towel if air is not available.

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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    I use the Mother's Wheel and Tire Brush Kit and a Speed Master Wheel Brush with my regular wash soap for maintenance cleaning of wheels and tires. When I plan on coating the wheels with McKee's 37 Hydro Blue I'll clean the wheels and tires with Sonax Wheel Cleaner Full Effect. Since I moved to McKee's 37 Tire Coating my wash mitts and drying towels no longer get dirty when washing the tires.

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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    Yeah, I need a soft bristle brush for the N-914 cleaning, or just use my dedicated wheel mitts if the coating keeps them from getting black tire residue on it.

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    Re: Mckees Tire Coating: Thoughts and compare with Gloss Tire Gel

    Quote Originally Posted by acuRAS82 View Post
    Yeah, I need a soft bristle brush for the N-914 cleaning, or just use my dedicated wheel mitts if the coating keeps them from getting black tire residue on it.
    All I ever do is spray the tire with Megs D114 and rinse off with the hose. No scrubbing necessary.

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