Cadillac CTS-V - Perfect wheel dressing combo? I think so!




LAYGO
03-27-2012, 01:11 PM
Brake dust repellent + Black Tire Coat!
http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_523867_278_01?hei=380&wid=380http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YMe9cgjJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I hate my dirty rims & I hate my dirty tires. I bought these tires used from NeverSatisified & they're a lil rough around the edges, but servicable until I get a whole new wheel setup. So, I was bored waiting on meeting someone that I was 30mins early for, I stopped into an Autozone. I browsed around & found this Black Tire Coat. When I washed my car & sprayed this, I was skeptical, but it's still glossy after two days!

YOU CAN SEE ME IN THE REFLECTION! The color change around 1oclock is relection as well, not a difference in gloss. If you look close, you can tell it'd the car door.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0bcdisQMlzw/T3FKjqNV4QI/AAAAAAAABec/n4YTRBKOMSg/s800/P1000120.JPG

You can tell this isn't a black paint either because you can see thru it where the tire was marked with a grease pencil (you can kinda see some dust on the gloss):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jOUn8BfJBcc/T3FKcd6_GQI/AAAAAAAABeM/CxYgp8YEX6U/s800/P1000121.JPG

I've always liked the wet tire look & this stuff keeps it looking wet for months (per the packaging), so we'll see. It's DRY TO THE TOUCH too! Easy to spray on, set it & forget it. But, with the Armor All brake dust repellent & this black tire coat? I think I'm set! The only downside I see is that if it gets hit with dust while still drying, that dust sticks. My back tires have a bunch of dust stuck on it, but it says to wait 3 days until fully cured to be most durable. I'll try wiping it down to see how it holds up.

I'm also ready for new wheels as these are in really good condition (ZERO rash), but the paint is flaking/cracking in the corners.


lollygagger8
03-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Pics or it never happened

LAYGO
03-27-2012, 01:42 PM
Pics or it never happened

I see 4 pictures posted . . .


lollygagger8
03-27-2012, 02:05 PM
That's nuts.

Firefox (p.o.s.) only shows the two pics of the armor all stuff, But IE shows all four.

Allow me to retort!

LAYGO
03-27-2012, 02:10 PM
That's nuts.

Firefox (p.o.s.) only shows the two pics of the armor all stuff, But IE shows all four.

Allow me to retort!

Firefox is *NOT* a POS. I am a web developer & think the opposite, can't STAND IE (glitches, poor standards support, makes crappy developers think they're good). Firefox is not w/o it's issues, but it's closer to being a better browser than IE is.

It might have something ELSE to do with permissions & google/picasa hosting than an issue with the browsers. Except, no one ever else has complained about me posting pictures from Picasa.

lollygagger8
03-27-2012, 02:14 PM
Firefox is *NOT* a POS. I am a web developer & think the opposite, can't STAND IE (glitches, poor standards support, makes crappy developers think they're good). Firefox is not w/o it's issues, but it's closer to being a better browser than IE is.

It might have something ELSE to do with permissions & google/picasa hosting than an issue with the browsers. Except, no one ever else has complained about me posting pictures from Picasa.

Maybe it's cuz my work computer is maybe as a good as Colecovision running Windows NT with a dot matrix printer..........?

ColeGraham
03-27-2012, 02:38 PM
I like how this turned from brake dust repellent and tire shine to Firefox vs IE...

NERDS!!!

I use Firefox...haha.

JD03Cobra
03-27-2012, 02:44 PM
The Wheel Protectant stuff works great...I use it on my Chromed Stock wheels. Sprays on clear, dries fairly fast and you good to go.

Greed4Speed
03-27-2012, 02:48 PM
I use Armorall wheel protectant on both cars. Helps a lot with the dusty brembo pads.

Tires are a bit too glossy for my taste though.

LAYGO
03-27-2012, 02:49 PM
The Wheel Protectant stuff works great...I use it on my Chromed Stock wheels. Sprays on clear, dries fairly fast and you good to go.

So you don't do anything to the rubber?

I used this gel stuff that got thrown all over the side of the car, even after several hours drying. Then after a few days, the rubber was back to the dry look. With the Black Tire Coat, I don't have ANYTHING on the side of the car after 2.5 days and it remains shiny looking.

Goes on so easy too. Although, it did leave stuff on the driveway, I can tell where I sprayed, but I'm worried less about the concrete.

Greed4Speed
03-27-2012, 04:36 PM
Its been my experience that spraying tire dressing on the tire gets overspray on the wheels which attracts brake dust negating the wheel protectant. I spray the dressing on a foam applicator or brush and apply it to the tire like that. No spin off this way either.

LAYGO
03-27-2012, 05:30 PM
Its been my experience that spraying tire dressing on the tire gets overspray on the wheels which attracts brake dust negating the wheel protectant. I spray the dressing on a foam applicator or brush and apply it to the tire like that. No spin off this way either.

I did the tire coat first, THEN the wheel protectant. I'll see after a few days how it's holding up though. It almost seems like this tire coat could be used for OTHER things too. It is kind of expensive: $13/can (pretty small), but doesn't need a lot, plus I got a $3 instant rebate when purchasing ($10).

EdmundGTP
03-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Pinnacle Black Onyx Tire Dressing straight-up OWNS every single other tire shine/dressing I've ever tried. There is ZERO sling-off regardless of how you apply, and you can tailor the application method to give you a high gloss finish or a rich matte finish. It lasts longer than any other dressing I've tried as well. On top of that it literally smells good enough to eat.

greg_74
03-27-2012, 08:46 PM
I might try the wheel protectant. Does it do a good job of keeping the dust off? As for tire shine I use Adam's VRT, its good stuff that gives it a deep black color but not super shiny like that. It doesn't sling off either.

Btw using Safari here haha.

flippincamaro
03-27-2012, 09:54 PM
Damn, they look very good!! Ill have to buy some. thanks for posting

odthetruth
03-27-2012, 10:58 PM
They look good. I might have to buy some soon.

btw, I'm on Netscape Navigator.





LOL jk. Google Chrome.

LAYGO
03-27-2012, 11:36 PM
I might try the wheel protectant. Does it do a good job of keeping the dust off? As for tire shine I use Adam's VRT, its good stuff that gives it a deep black color but not super shiny like that. It doesn't sling off either.

Btw using Safari here haha.

I love the wheel protectant. Works great. Keeps the wheels free from dust until they get wet.

I'm liking the tire coat. I like the wet look & always wished my tires ALWAYS looked like that. Now it looks like it's possible!

lollygagger8
03-28-2012, 09:48 AM
I used to tire shine my stuff all the time, but it makes the tires look alot smaller so I quit doing it

LAYGO
03-28-2012, 10:51 AM
I don't know how, but I got some mud on the sidewall of one of the tires. I'll do a before and after photo.

Stuff is still shiny after 3.5 days. These are the Brakemotive brake pads, so I'm not sure how the wheel protectant works with that dust. Whatever I had on before though, it worked well. I peeked at the rims & noticed some brake dust specs. Brakes have barely been in for 300 miles though.

wcryan
03-28-2012, 12:01 PM
um...... can you make me a website? haha

LAYGO
03-28-2012, 12:35 PM
um...... can you make me a website? haha

Yes, but I ain't no rookie looking for experience. I have a rate & 13yrs experience.

LAYGO
03-29-2012, 11:55 AM
I thought I had some mud on one of my tires, but it turns out it was this stuff peeling up, almost like bad surface prep. Looking at it close, it reminds me of rubber cement, but obviously dries in a wet look vs cloudy dry. I took some cell phone pics last night, but got a good look this morning of it. I'll take some pics with my camera after work:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uD3GDORLD1o/T3SOKXKkTiI/AAAAAAAABhA/qly7QIqc1gM/s1024/IMG_20120328_185635.jpg

After 4 days, 1 rain storm (20mins prior to photo):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xrGU3s7u7bE/T3SOHcTsK4I/AAAAAAAABg4/HcBtQ1v7Sks/s1024/IMG_20120328_185654.jpg

LAYGO
04-01-2012, 11:03 PM
After one week:
BEFORE WASH:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--gKKklxCv8g/T3kBcy302EI/AAAAAAAABjg/gx9fdPkOGTk/s800/P1000133.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iBUte8uCJpM/T3kBeDrNDaI/AAAAAAAABjs/_G8r2ibmb5s/s800/P1000134.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4oZjGNUQBO8/T3kB3uK6g8I/AAAAAAAABkA/85gsdH5v-gs/s800/P1000135.JPG

(I hit it with water before I remembered I wanted pictures, but it was just a 1 sec blast)
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5-HDKzsPjbs/T3kB3OcwtpI/AAAAAAAABj4/g6B18Ww5Jh8/s800/P1000136.JPG

LAYGO
04-01-2012, 11:04 PM
AFTER WASH, but I wiped it down with a dry rag:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rYD78Oz6NlU/T3kCRZZbvVI/AAAAAAAABkQ/8VX4Te8hySA/s800/P1000138.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Bq_nlJtlHRw/T3kCACxHdcI/AAAAAAAABkI/pVau9FdnyLg/s800/P1000137.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MU4YKPnNYsk/T3kCb8FAHmI/AAAAAAAABkg/5CtxZVHTlsM/s800/P1000140.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Qdgza_XVcHM/T3kCRkK-NII/AAAAAAAABkU/hDmyZIkQj7s/s800/P1000139.JPG

LAYGO
04-01-2012, 11:08 PM
I ran out of sunlight to effectively really clean the wheels, will do that tomorrow. I wanted to reapply the brake dust repellent & fix the black tire coat on the one wheel.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bveDFpDaFgA/T3kDV7IMyyI/AAAAAAAABlY/ITA6Xr23YFo/s1024/P1000147.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UkRroK1RXRs/T3kCxgc7bTI/AAAAAAAABkw/Da2Z59SEKXM/s1024/P1000143.JPG

This is what the black tire coat will do to the driveway. You can see the water beading on the overspray:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dmaAwG1qg_A/T3kBeoKhgBI/AAAAAAAABjo/1QRxkV7wFik/s1024/P1000132.JPG