Blue Dream

Cleaning foam applicator after applying Opti-Bond tire gel

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Like the title says what's the best way to clean a foam applicator after using it to apply Opti-Bond Tire Gel?  I have used Dawn dish soap recently as I know it will remove wax from a vehicle but not too impressed with the results.  Any suggestions?

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No need to clean it, simply store it where it will not collect dust, and it will be ready to use.

Even in a wipe on application, be sure to follow the instructions and dilute the Opti-Bond Tire Gel 1/1.

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Thanks Yvan, apparently I've been using the gel wrong.  I apply  it full strength.  Any drawbacks other than using too much with it full?

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The only two products I've found that will clean a foam applicator or brush  that are used to scrub tires or apply dressing are Optimum Power Clean or Tuff Shine Tire Cleaner.

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I use Opti-Bond at full strength and a dedicated sponge - that way it's always available for touch ups.  Not sure there's a good way to clean something used on tires sufficiently.

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So what you're saying is we CAN have a detailing tool that is a no maintenance, re-use at will type.  Score!!     :worthy[1]:

 

Might be a first in the detailing world.........

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On 6/19/2018 at 6:07 PM, Blue Dream said:

So what you're saying is we CAN have a detailing tool that is a no maintenance, re-use at will type.  Score!!     :worthy[1]:

 

Might be a first in the detailing world.........

I buy the 12 pack of yellow foam applicators on eBay for a couple of bucks and use them a few times before throwing them out and going to a new one. Not great for the environment I know, but they are so cheap it's just so much easier.

No matter how much I clean the tyres on my car my foam applicators still get gross in no time. 

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