PROPER PREPARATION IS THE KEY
TO A LASTING FINISH!
clean tires in direct sunlight or when the tires are hot and do not
let cleaner dry on wheels or paint.
CAUTION: Cleaner may stain bare
aluminum, test small area first.
IMPORTANT: Any dirt, residue, and especially silicone
from previous tire dressings must be removed or they
may cause flaking and browning
of the TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat finish. Even new tires must be
cleaned to remove factory mold release agents.
TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat will
stick to rubber, but it will not stick to silicone.
That’s why this initial cleaning process is so important. Investing
extra time spent cleaning will yield excellent results.
1. Clean tires thoroughly with
the ready to use TUF SHINE Tire Cleaner. Spray cleaner on the first
DRY tire and allow it to dwell 60 seconds. Wet brush with
hose and scrub tire, especially around raised letters and grooves
with the TUF SHINE Tire Brush. Scrub in the direction of
ribbing and around raised letters and then again 90 degrees to the
brush thoroughly after each scrubbing with direct stream of water
from hose. Do not rinse brush in a bucket filled with
water as silicone residue will contaminate the water and will be
transferred back onto the tire.
3. Repeat this process a second
time, or as needed, until suds appear white. This
indicates that the tire is throughly cleaned and prepared for the TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat
4. The tire should be CLEAN
and a dull BLACK and whitewalls/letters should be BRIGHT WHITE
before applying clearcoat.
5. Use this cleaner for initial
cleaning only. Once the TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat is
applied, mild soap and water is all that is needed to clean tires
prior to any additional coats.
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Applying Tire Shine
1. Shake contents.
2. Tire must be cool and dry. DO NOT APPLY IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT, OR IN
COLD TEMPERATURES BELOW 5O DEGREES.
3. Squirt a small amount onto the applicator sponge.
4. Apply to whitewalls and raised letters first. Allow 5 or more
minutes for the first coat to dry, which will seal the white areas.
5. Apply a thin even coat to the rest of the tire following the
circular pattern of the tire. Slight milky buildup is OK, smooth any
runs. The product will dry clear. If any black residue is drawn onto
white areas, wipe off immediately with a clean damp towel. Allow to
dry between coats. Liberal applications for 2nd and 3rd coats will
6. TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat is permanent. Wipe any residue from
wheels and/or painted surfaces before it dries. Apply additional
coats for increased shine. 3 to 4 coats will bring out the maximum
shine. Touch up scuffmarks and nicks to restore the shine and keep
that new look.
7. Rinse the applicator sponge with water for future use.
8. Care for the tire as you would the paint. To prolong the finish,
use clear water and a soft brush or mild soap and water for heavier
dirt and mud. Avoid using heavy chemical cleaners as they will dull
the finish. Re-apply TUF SHINE Tire Clearcoat as needed.