There’s a lot of debate as to the best way of applying Torque Detail’s High-Gloss Tire Shine Spray (or any other spray for that matter). Most arguments belong to one of three camps:
Option 1: Apply and wipe off as soon as possible.
This option means that you spray the product on the tire and wipe it off as soon as possible, probably after a few seconds. Proponents argue that it doesn’t take long for the chemicals to do their work, and any unnecessary waiting is just a waste of time.
Option 2: Apply and wait for a while before wiping off.
This middle-ground option means that you spray the product on the tire, but then wait a few minutes before wiping it off. Advocates claim that it takes up to 5 to 7 minutes for the product to completely soak in.
Option 3: Apply and never wipe.
This last camp applies the product and just lets it dry by itself. The thought is that the more product, the better the shine and protection, which means wiping it off is completely unnecessary.
Obviously, the best way is always to do what the manufacturer suggests, which may differ from one brand to another. As far as Torque Detail’s High-Gloss Tire Shine Spray is concerned, we don’t recommend wiping everything off, nor do we recommend leaving it all on. The reason for this is that any excess liquid left on the tire will sling off once you drive away, and this could land on your paint or other parts of your vehicle.
In a nutshell, spray on Torque Detail’s High-Gloss Tire Shine, wait for around 5 to 7 minutes, and then gently dab off any surplus formula without disturbing the rest.