I don't particularly care to have to apply tire gel to my tires everytime I wash my car. I have found that road film can dull your tires, not to mention the effects of the salt and sand! I tested Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Gel and I haven't had to reapply as often! I have washed my car several times since my first application and I am totally impressed with the condition and color of my tires--not to mention the shine!
This gel comes in a squeeze bottle and is lavender in color. I use a sponge applicator which applies it evenly and gives my tires a black sheen. The price is around $4 at Auto Zone.
You can enjoy Meguiar’s Endurance Long-lasting Tire Protectant Gel in a new High Gloss formula. Have rich, dark, high gloss tires longer than with ordinary protectants. This luxurious, concentrated gel also saves you time and money. Saves time by eliminating all the mess such as spray-off, common with sprays and foams. Saves money by lasting longer, requiring fewer applications. Endurance High Gloss also prevents your tires from turning brown.
...And it's true! Try it just once and you'll never go back to sprays! I like to apply it BEFORE I go into the car wash bay--it doesn't come off as easily as you might think! Then,I don't have to do it afterwards when my tires are wet!! Try it--you'll love it! Keep it clean! Marie