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To tire shine or not to tire shine

Old 12-07-2018, 01:02 PM
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To tire shine or not to tire shine

Greetings S2K enthusiasts, this question is not vehicle specific, but I will be entering my 02 S2k in a first time for me indoor car show. In other shows, I would use a generous amount of tireshine, just wondering if the tires and wheels would look more appealing with no shine due to the change in lighting. Fluorescent fixtures vs The Sun. Tires are new less than 500 miles so they look beautiful without it. This is my first ISCA show with professional judges not just Bob from the local car club. And Iím not sure what there guidelines on tireshine are if there even is any. Just curious, any other advice would be welcomed also. Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:10 AM
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It may depend on the tire. I had a set of Super Sports and just put on some Michelin 4Ss. I noticed that they appear somewhat dull even when clean or new. Not sure if the shiny look is something to strive for.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:36 AM
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I think the softer rubber of the extreme high-performance summer tires is naturally more dull than regular tires. (I actually kinda like it).

Post some pics of your car if you're able to!
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:14 PM
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Pics 02 S2000

38,000 miles, one owner has been preserved in climate controlled Hangar, Beautiful all original. Never seen rain or snow!


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Old 12-10-2018, 05:24 AM
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I don't see where a small amount of tire shine would hurt. Just my opinion.
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