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Anyone have a tire shiner they really like?

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Hello all,

We currently have one of the "flip out pad" style tire shiners. We're constantly battling with it smudging rims. I know a lot of people are switching over to the spinning brush type. Anyone have any experience with a system they're really happy with?

Thanks,
Max
 

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Really like the Sonny’s system. The motor city is good as well but has a very tall brush. It is great if you have a lot of truck volume but also can get on lower rockers/wheels of smaller cars.

The rest of the rotating brush systems all seem fairly equal to me.
 

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Bought a Viper shine and then bought 3 more. Cons - 50 cents per application. Pro, Less expensive unit to buy, install and maintain. No moving parts means little maintenance / headaches.
 

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That's great feedback guys, thanks a lot!
MC: our entire wash is Motor City, so that was where I was going to start. Really appreciate the insight about the tall brush.
Earl: I haven't looked into the Viper yet, thanks for the video!
 

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* Full Disclosure- I work for Sonny's


Prior to selling equipment I managed and operated both moderate and high volume tunnels for several years with Sonny's Tire Seal and a couple of other equipment brands. I will take the simplicity of design, operation and consistency of the Sonny's unit any day over anything else on the market.
 

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Awesome tire shiners are very effective . They use a 8" x 104" lg rotating brush. The design is very simple to work on.
Awesome is the only type that has a patent on a lower catch pan. This allows the tire shiner dressing to be replenshed on the brush, thus their machine can use as little as 1.5 oz of product. Istobal manufactures the unit for in bay automatics and Performance wash systems manufactures the tunnel unit. Both companies manufacture under royality from Awesome fabricating in Bowling green.
 

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Awesome tire shiners are very effective . They use a 8" x 104" lg rotating brush. The design is very simple to work on.
Awesome is the only type that has a patent on a lower catch pan. This allows the tire shiner dressing to be replenshed on the brush, thus their machine can use as little as 1.5 oz of product. Istobal manufactures the unit for in bay automatics and Performance wash systems manufactures the tunnel unit. Both companies manufacture under royality from Awesome fabricating in Bowling green.

Can the Istobal shiner be positioned to shine a dually truck and a Smart car? Are you associated with Istobal? First post after 7 years? Dang.
 
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