Once I tried a more premium product, there was no going back. You might find that with Armor All and the like, tires will get a brown haze on them after a while.I use Armor All Extreme Tire Foam. The foaming action does a good job of getting any residual brake dust off, and it leaves a good shine (the non-Extreme tire form is not shiny at all). The can says to just spray it and let it sit, but I feel like I'd use half a can to get an even coat (maybe that's the idea to get you to buy more). I spray each tire first so the foam has some time to sit, and then spread it and work it in with a towel. Plus it's under $5 at Wal-mart.
a lot of people mention the 'browning" of tire sidewalls. some say dirt, tire products etc. Michelin says it is a chemical which leaches through the sidewall rubber, especially with sun exposure. not always easy to eliminate but I've had good results with Meguiar's #40 rubber treatment. dmanOnce I tried a more premium product, there was no going back. You might find that with Armor All and the like, tires will get a brown haze on them after a while.
I swear by this: https://poorboysworld.com/spray-rinse-wheel-cleaner.html If you have heavy brake dust or a heavy build up between washes, you still might have to do a light wipe in the corners, etc but it will do 95% of the work on the wheels for you.Not intended to hijack but, wheel cleaner w/no wipe?