Andy, Will It Work? No Touch Seriously Wet Extreme Tire Shine

Andy, Will It Work? No Touch Seriously Wet Extreme Tire Shine

(WMC) - ANDY, WILL IT WORK? No Touch Seriously Wet Extreme Tire Shine = MAYBE

This tire-shiner wanted a second chance, and it only got slightly better.

No Touch Seriously Wet Extreme Tire Shine, $8.00, is two dollars more expensive than its original formula, which we declared a Don't Buy in a test over a year ago.

The new formula claims to be better. Wetter. An "extreme" tire shine, its name claims.

Car-cleaning expert Bob McQuage joined us once again for this follow-up, this time at Car Wash USA Express, 1270 Lamar Ave.

We arranged the same test parameters as the first test:

1. Spray half of an unwashed tire

2. Spray half of a hand-washed tire

3. Spray an entire unwashed tire

The only difference is No Touch Seriously Wet Extreme Tire Shine's instructions recommend a 20-minute wait for saturation, as opposed to the original formula's 15-minute wait.

After the first application and saturation, we didn't see much of an improvement from the original formula.

But the second application and saturation did produce a nice shine on all three tire scenarios, particularly when compared to untreated tires.

"I think the second application made a big difference," McQuage said. "It looks a lot better. It's a good finish for an $8.00 product."

But that $8.00 product pales in comparison to the value of a shine from Car Wash USA Express's automated system.

McQuage displayed the tires on his Cadillac Escalade. They sported one single application of the automated system's tire shine. It far out-shined No Touch Seriously Wet Extreme Tire Shine, even after some 100 miles of travel, he said.

"It's got a lot stronger shine than the aerosol product," noted McQuage.

Car Wash USA Express's tire-shine service is included in its $12 Ultimate car wash package, a $3.00 upgrade from its $9.00 Super package.

So Car Wash USA Express's professional tire-shine application amounts to a $3 upgrade in service with better results -- compared to an $8 can of No Touch Seriously Wet Extreme Tire Shine that will require at least two applications.

"Seriously wet?"

You should seriously consider its value first.

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