Silicone based dressings like the dealer used don't get absorbed by the tire, and tend to sling (throw tire dressing everywhere), plus they look like crap IMO. Water based dressings are absorbed by the tire and help protect it, but being water based don't last quite as long. Beyond that, they almost always have the matte/subdued finish detailers prefer.Great work and beautiful car!
Please excuse my ignorance but why is water based tire shine better?
Awesome job as usual Dave! Gorgeous color, your comments on the hardness of the clear get me excited to work on one!