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Not worth it
on June 7, 2014
I'm generally a big fan of the Meguiar's products, and use them for washing, drying, waxing, etc. Got this thinking it would be a good addition to the lineup. However, not only does it not really add much to the overall look, but the application method is all wrong.
This product comes as a spray, and is designed, as per the instructions, to spray right onto the tires. After doing so, it does make the areas where applied shiny, but the application is uneven, and even then, because it's a mist, it goes everywhere (onto the paint, the wheels, etc), which is bad. So you end up having to use something like a paper towel or a cloth to spread the product evenly, which ends up removing most of the product (and making a mess overall). Then the shine is gone.
This product would be better made as a bottle that is made to apply to a pad or some other applying tool, as the spray is too difficult to control to get it only on the tires.
Since evening it out also means removing most of the shine, whatever soaks in leaves a dull but darker look. So, in the end, the best it was able to do was darken the tires slightly. The product briefly mentions protective qualities, so a star for that, but it seems like an afterthought in the advertising materials, so I'm somewhat doubtful about that. So overall, this product doesn't seem worthwhile; it's more trouble than it's worth. It basically made a mess, made the tires darker, but duller looking, and made the logos/letters/numbers on the tires less visible, which in the end made it look less cool than before. So, I won't be using this particular product again.
Other Meguiar's products are great; but this one is not an essential. It seems like a very niche product that one would only need for special photo shoots, etc, in a controlled environment, but not as an everyday car polishing tool.