Chemical Guys ShineLogic Tire Shine Review

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
Yet another tire shine enters the market, this time from Chemical Guys. Photo credit: Jason Siu

I have always found tire shine to be one of those peculiar products in the car care category. That is because the average car owner does not really care how their tires look. Don't believe me? Next time you are at the supermarket or any public parking lot, take a look around and I can guarantee you will see tire blooming everywhere. Spotting a clean set of tires that sport a nice shine is often the exception, not the rule. Then there is the fact that some people just do not like that tire shine look—and that is fair, it is not made for everyone.

Truthfully, I was not that excited when Chemical Guys reached out to tell me about its new ShineLogicRS and ShineLogic tire shine products. At the end of the day, it is a relatively boring product to talk about and most tire shines on the market do their job: they make tires look shiny and new. When it comes to reviewing tire shines, I look at how easy they are to apply, whether they spit or sling off the tire afterward, and how long they last. Most companies claim they offer some sort of UV protection with the product, but that's difficult to evaluate. Still, I was curious to see if there was anything really different about this new product, even compared to Chemical Guys' existing tire shines.

Chemical Guys ShineLogic comes in two forms, an aerosol version called ShineLogicRS (rapid shine) and a spray version called ShineLogic. The aerosol can is a 15-ounce formula, while the sprayable bottle comes in a 20-ounce size. Both products have a suggested retail price of $7.99. The only real difference between the two is that the aerosol can is easier and quicker to apply, but it is oil based. The spray version is a water-based product and it is recommended to use an applicator with it. Both products claim to deliver a black, sleek shine that will last one to two weeks depending on the elements.

It's a pretty good shine and it smells delicious, although you shouldn't taste it. Photo credit: Jason Siu

I first tested the aerosol version on the front tire before using an applicator to test the spray version on the rear. Personally, I do not mind spending a little bit of time and effort to use an applicator for tire shine, as I think it gives a much more even and natural-looking finish. So, I prefer the spray version over the aerosol version, especially since I found the aerosol version to drip a bit. I eventually went over the front tire with an applicator to get the look I prefer. But for those who want a real glossy finish to their tire, the aerosol can is probably the better option.

Ultimately, I do not have anything to complain about with Chemical Guys' ShineLogic tire shines; they both do the job of making a tire look nice and shiny without the mess. I haven't had ample time to see how long the shine lasts, but I'll be sure to update this review in a week or two with the results. One thing I do have to say is that Chemical Guys needs to use the sprayer found on the ShineLogic tire shine on the rest of its products. The biggest complaint I have for many of Chemical Guys' products is the poor spray bottle found on some of them, and this one is a noticeable improvement.

So, if you are looking for a quick and easy way to give that tire a proper shine with some UV protection, I would say give Chemical Guys' new ShineLogic a try. I really do think tire shines largely come down to personal preference, and as long as this keeps the tire looking clean for more than a week, it is already better than half the other options out there.

Chemical Guys ShineLogic Tire Shine

Disclaimer: Chemical Guys did provide the ShineLogic RS and ShineLogic Tire Shines seen in this review for evaluation. The company, however, was not allowed to view this article prior to publishing and had no influence on the review.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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