How to Get Tire Shine Off Car Paint

February 22, 2024

If you love the look of shiny, clean car tires, you may want to use a tire shine product from time to time. But if you’re not careful, the tire shine can end up on your paint. That can be unsightly, and it could damage the paint on your vehicle over time.

In this article, we’ll show you how to get tire shine off car paint safely and effectively, so you can enjoy your vehicle’s pristine appearance. We’ll also discuss how to prevent tire shine from getting on your car paint in the first place.

What Is Tire Shine?

Tire shine is a liquid that’s applied to the sidewall of your tires to give them a shiny, wet look. It’s typically made from synthetic polymers and resins that create a slick film on the surface of your tires to make it difficult for dirt, grime, and other contaminants to stick to your tires. It’s commonly available in both solvent-based and water-based formulas, and it comes with either a spray can or an applicator sponge.

When you apply tire shine, be sure to use a light coat and only on the surface of the tire. A heavy coat can cause the product to pool and drip down the side of your car, which can damage the paint. You should also use a foam or rubber applicator pad instead of a regular towel to help reduce the likelihood that the product will sling off onto your paint when you’re driving.


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