How to clean and shine your tires like the pros

You spent hours cleaning and detailing your car only to discover that the tire shine you put on disappeared by the time you got to the showfield–or worse, attracted even more dirt and grime.

Before you go about slathering on more tire shine, Tim McNair of Grand Prix Concours has a simple solution: Wash your tires properly before dressing them.

Here’s how to make sure you do that the right way.

Presented by CRC Industries.

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7aull New Reader
6/13/21 1:43 p.m.

Always time well spent listening to Tim's guidance. Thanks for these videos!

Stu A

80 RX7


David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/24/21 2:57 p.m.

In reply to 7aull :

Yes, Tim knows his stuff.

This weekend I cleaned up some race tires that I'm putting back into service. Figured I'd give it a go. That SD-20 makes a huge difference. 



joeymec New Reader
2/28/23 11:25 a.m.

I have always used  lacquer thinner on a rag to clean browned, stained tires.  It takes them back to flat black with a uniform flat surface.  The you can apply whatever coating you desire, if desired.

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