TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat will
coat and seal whitewalls and raised white lettering to keep them
looking bright and white. This remarkable tire finish will not turn
brown and there is no "spin-off" or residue of any kind. It will
withstand repeated pressure washings. TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat is
perfect for rubber floor mats as well, just clean surfaces with TUF
SHINE Tire Cleaner and apply TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat to restore
mats to a "better than new" appearance.
TUF SHINE may make mats a little more slippery.
* For best results, TUF SHINE
Tire Cleaner is required before the TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat.
How TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat is different
Competitive products are designed to lubricate the rubber. This
lubrication washes off or evaporates over time. When this happens,
protection is lost and it's then necessary to repeatedly apply
dressings to maintain the desired shine and protection.
To maintain a "Wet" look with other product you would have to
constantly clean and apply dressings. Heavy-duty cleaners are
required to remove the residue build-up left behind by most
silicone-based dressings. Constant cleaning with harsh chemicals can
remove factory lubricants that are built into the tire's sidewalls
and cause oxidation and dry cracks to appear. These same cleaners,
when used regularly, can potentially ruin the finish on expensive
TUF SHINE has taken a different approach the opposite to that of our
competitors. Here are some of the features of TUF SHINE Tire
- Perfect for autos, trucks, cycles, RV's, trailers, ATV's and more
- Lasts for months & months & months
- Withstands repeated high-pressure washings
- Seals in factory lubricants and creates a barrier to protect
sidewalls against weather damage.
- Contains NO OILS or SILICONE that can cause dirt and dust to cling
- NO SLING OFF! This usually occurs with other "WET" look tire
- Anti-static. Since dust won't cling to TUF SHINE, you can now dust
- You control the shine. The more coats, the more shine
- Gives tires a deep black "WET" look, which enhances the cars
- Water based for easy cleanup
- Will greatly outlast most oil and water based silicone tire
- Adds a permanent shine to old, dull looking tires
- Seals whitewalls and white lettering to prevent road grime from
turning white areas brown or gray
The tire cleaner provided is a
first time only cleaning/prep. Once the clearcoat is applied,
maintaining the shine is easy. Wash tires with mild soap and water
and a soft car wash brush, a much safer way to clean tires. Tires
will not brown, which is usually caused by dirt clinging to the oily
residue left behind by other dressings. Sidewalls will stay looking
like new when properly maintained.
PREPARATION IS THE KEY TO A LASTING FINISH!
DO NOT CLEAN SURFACES IN DIRECT
SUNLIGHT OR WHEN
Caution, tire cleaner may stain
bare aluminum, test small area first.
It is important to follow the cleaning instructions carefully to
yield the best results.
Liquid consistency is very thin, and could easily spill and
stain surfaces. Set opened bottle
on waterproof pad and protect the
surface area under and around the tire/trim to avoid
staining those areas. Keep a wet rag handy as spills
dry very quickly.
Spray TUF SHINE Tire Cleaner on tire/trim and allow it to set for 60
seconds. Wet tire brush
only with hose and scrub thoroughly around raised letters
and grooves. Scrub in the direction of grooves, then 90
degrees to them.
Rinse brush thoroughly
after each scrubbing with direct stream of water from hose.
Do one tire/trim section at a time.
Follow up with a final cleaning using the TUF SHINE Tire
Cleaner to remove any remaining residue.
Allow to dry and apply the TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat to the
tires. The factory lubricants still in the tire are now
sealed in and will not allow the rubber to dry out or crack. We have followed this procedure ourselves
without any negative consequences.
this process a second time, or as needed
UNTIL SUDS APPEAR WHITE. THE WHITE SUDS INDICATE THE
TIRE IS CLEAN. This ensures that the
tire/trim is properly prepared for the
TUF SHINE Tire
Clearcoat finish. TUF SHINE will
stick to rubber, but it
will not stick to silicone.
That’s why this initial cleaning process is so
important. Investing the extra time to properly clean the
tires/trim will yield excellent results.
6. The tire should have a
dull black look
when properly cleaned.
7. Use the Tire Cleaner
for initial cleaning only.
The Tire Cleaner will dull the finish after applied and may
remove portions of it. (See line 8 below for care
Applying Tire Clearcoat
1. Wear gloves provided to protect skin as it is difficult to
remove from skin and nails.
Apply to COOL, DRY surfaces only. DO
NOT APPLY IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT, OR IN COLD TEMPERATURES
BELOW 5O DEGREES F.
Open and press dispenser nozzle
into sponge and dispense a small amount into the
applicator sponge to prime the sponge.
Apply a smooth even coat.
Follow the circular pattern of the tire.
Smooth out any runs. If any black
residue is drawn onto wheels or paint, wipe off
immediately with a damp towel.
Allow the product to dry between coats.
Liberal applications of 2nd and 3rd
coats may be needed.
Draw out any runs.
Dried on product
can be removed with rubbing alcohol on a soft slightly
5. When done applying the
Tire Clearcoat, rinse applicator sponge thoroughly with
water for future use.
6. We recommend that 2 or
more coats of
TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat for additional shine and protection.
Care for the tires as you would
the car’s paint.
Use clear water
and a soft car wash brush or mild soap and water for
heavier dirt and mud.
This will prolong the finish.
Re-apply TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat
as needed for desired shine level.
Troubleshooting TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat
we get calls from customers about problems with the Tire
Clearcoat not adhering and flaking off the tire.
In almost all cases we were able to resolve the problem.
The following are recommendations to avoid or repair a
First, we stress reading the cleaner instructions and
following them carefully.
Proper cleaning is the key to success!
The best gauge as to whether or not the tires are clean is
to scrub and rinse the tire repeatedly until the suds are
white, usually 2 or 3 times. 99% of the time
this is true and the results are what are expected and the
customer is thrilled with the results.
Some customers suggest that you clean the tires and then
drive for a day or two to let any remaining residue that may
be left in the pores to surface and then do a final cleaning
with TUF SHINE Tire Cleaner.
not rinse the tire brush in a bucket of water between
cleanings. The water will get contaminated by the silicone
residue on the brush and you will re-introduce silicone onto
the tire. Rinse
the brush with a stream of water from a garden hose.
Scrubbing in multiple directions to ensure that the ribbing
and areas around lettering is a must.
The TUF SHINE Tire Brush supplied with the kit is designed
especially for this purpose and has the right amount of
scrubbing power, but still fine enough to get into these
If 3 cleanings are still not providing you with white suds,
chances are there is a waxy petroleum based dressing on the
Adding 30% household ammonia or isopropyl alcohol to
the cleaner may help.
In extreme cases, cleaning with straight lacquer thinner or
denatured alcohol from your local hardware store may be
protective gloves) This would be a one-time process to
prep the tire for the clearcoat, and should not do any more
damage to the tire than normal weathering and oxidation of
the sidewall since it evaporates so rapidly. We suggest using
a slightly damp rag to slow down the evaporation of the
solvent to give you more working time. We have
followed this procedure
ourselves without any negative consequences.
Follow up with a final cleaning using the TUF
SHINE Tire Cleaner to remove any remaining residue.
Allow tire to dry
applying the TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat to the tires.
Once you seal the tire
with the tire clearcoat, the factory lubricants still in the
tire are locked in and will not allow the rubber to dry out
If there are some areas that start to brown and flake after
applying TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat, consider going to a
do-it-yourself car wash and use the tire cleaner setting and
pressure wash the tires to remove the old dressing and the
TUF SHINE finish in areas where it is flaking off. Then follow the
TUF SHINE cleaning process again.
Cleaning with the brush and cleaner should remove
any clearcoat from stubborn areas that were not pressure
washed off so that the next coat of clearcoat finish will
adhere. The clearcoat that had adhered in the beginning
should not be affected, but may be dull looking.
Apply additional coats, as needed, of the tire clearcoat to
blend in the finish for a uniform appearance.