/side note: It would be fun to have a complete junk car for this review, wouldn't it? LOL ;)
The folks over at Blue Magic were nice enough to send me one of the Blue Magic Supreme Wheel & Tire Care Kits to try out for review. Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis know I have a love-hate relationship with vehicles. We have NO luck. The Mercury we previously owned was completely possessed, and now our new-to-us Ford F-150 truck seems to have a bit of an attitude problem. ;) Don't get me wrong - we love our truck! - but if it was human, I think I'd be grounding it from time to time. ;) Both DH and I looked at the Blue Magic kit as sort of an offering to the car gods - maybe if we made the tires shiny (hey! Firefly reference!), the truck would be in a better mood!
The Blue Magic Supreme Wheel & Tire Care Kit is safe for all tires and wheels, and contains a 16 ounce bottle of Supreme Wheel & Tire Cleaner, 4 ounce Supreme Tire Shine, a metal polish packet, the Supreme Bristle Brush, and a blue microfiber towel. You shouldn't need anything else to clean the tires and use these products besides water.
Here's a shot of our (need to be replaced soon) tires:
They look pretty depressing, don't they? ;) After getting a whiff of the products, I decided to let DH take charge of doing this project because it was a little strong for my lungs. (Be sure to do this in a well ventilated area!) It took him about 30 minutes to do all four tires. You start off with the Supreme Wheel and Tire Cleaner on your tires, which should be dry (takes awhile to get a dry day here in Washington state! lol) and wait 30 seconds, then scrub with the Supreme Bristle Brush, which should get rid of any gunk and dirt hanging around on your tires. You'll want to rise this off and dry with the microfiber tire. The next step is to spray on the Supreme Tire Shine and allow for 3-5 minute of drying. The final step is to apply the metal polish to the hubcaps to get that brilliant show room shine. Shall we talk about shiny? Let's! Check it out folks:
SHINY! The difference was amazing! Now, be aware that some of the items in the kit are only good for one use, such as the metal polish, but you can purchase this component separately. The microfiber towel also started to fall apart after only one washing too, but microfiber towels are super easy to replace.
Even after driving on dirt roads a few times, the shine is still there and even the tires (except for the treads, of course) still look shiny too! OK, granted, I'm never overly fond of chemicals, and I know it's all superficial - but I love the look on our tires after using the Blue Magic Supreme Wheel & Tire Care Kit and I'll definitely use it again.
By the way, even if your DH is not really a car geek - mine isn't, and totally loved this.
The Blue Magic Supreme Wheel & Tire Care Kit retails for around $14.99, and you can find it at your favorite local auto supply store, as well as online via sites like Amazon. (By the way, keep your eyes open because some of the boxes contain rebate forms that can save you up to $20 on Blue Magic products! There's also some rebates and coupons you can access here right now, and you can also learn more about the CEO there too!)
I received the product mentioned above in order to try it out in my own home and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and your opinion may vary from mine.