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    DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    Applied DP Tire Coating with a new foam applicator, to 1 month old tires on a new car. Two coats were applied one day apart. The tires now look hazy and streaked in the attached picture. Anyone know what went wrong? Thanks.

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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaCougr View Post
    Applied DP Tire Coating with a new foam applicator, to 1 month old tires on a new car. Two coats were applied one day apart. The tires now look hazy and streaked in the attached picture. Anyone know what went wrong? Thanks.

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    How well did you clean it? Did all the browning come out before applying the coating? Applying a tire coating like paint, surface needs to be super clean.

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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaCougr View Post
    Applied DP Tire Coating with a new foam applicator, to 1 month old tires on a new car. Two coats were applied one day apart. The tires now look hazy and streaked in the attached picture. Anyone know what went wrong? Thanks.

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    Did you use a tire cleaner such as Tuf Shine Tire Cleaner or 303 Tire and Rubber or some others? Did you clean multiple times until the cleaner no longer turned brown?

    Unlike standard tire dressings, tire coatings require a CLEAN tire so they can adhere to the rubber. If the tire isn’t completely clean using a very good tire cleaner, it won’t adhere well. And even with 7-8 cleanings with the final 2 being completely white (doesn’t turn brown when cleaning), sometimes new tires won’t accept a coating well as they are still off gassing or leaching out chemicals.

    My new Continental DWS-06 tires didn’t initially (month after install) accept the tire coating well even when cleaned completely. But the second time a few weeks later, I cleaned and applied again and the tire coating has now been on for months and still looks like a well dressed tire.

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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    How did you prep the tires before applying the DP Tire Coating?

    Mike Phillips wrote an excellent article about tire coatings -

    Review: PBL Tire Clear Coat
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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    I think OP is a mobile detailer. Probably has a clue what he's doing. I'd venture to say that DP needs to go back to the drawing board with this product. Isn't there another thread on how this product failed with just one rain event?
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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    Used this product a month ago on new tires, made sure the tire was completely clean and dry before applying and they look just as good today as they did when applied. Has had several washes and a lot of time driven in the rain.
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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bowtie View Post
    Used this product a month ago on new tires, made sure the tire was completely clean and dry before applying and they look just as good today as they did when applied. Has had several washes and a lot of time driven in the rain.
    There you go, shows you that all tires are not created equal.

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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    Iím surprised no one mentioned the fact that the tires were brand new, and the whole different set of issues you have to deal with which go way beyond just making sure the tires clean.

    The foam can be white as possible, but thatís not even the main problem youíre usually dealing with when it comes to brand new tires, the real problem is that brand new coating that seems to leach out of some brand new tires for sometimes up to a month. Sometimes it can be aggressively scrubbed clean and sometimes it just happens naturally and takes that month or so.

    Looking at that tire it seems like thatís the case. Only thing that couldíve helped wouldíve been nuclear prep, way beyond just 2-3 hand scrubbings looking for white foam.

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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    There you go, shows you that all tires are not created equal.
    This cannot be overstated. As I move from ownership of different goals, it's a guarantee I'll have different brands and types of tires. So far I don't think I've encountered any two tires which are the same, even within the same brand. Some have been very easy to dress, while others are a royal pain and never look right - Conti DSW 06's and Michelin PS4S's for example. Others take to one product much better than others. It's a real lottery and one reason why I don't do tire coatings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    Iím surprised no one mentioned the fact that the tires were brand new, and the whole different set of issues you have to deal with which go way beyond just making sure the tires clean.
    Agree! "Clean" may not actually be clean. Not only is the mold release on a tire going to be a problem, the grease used by the shop to get the tire on the wheel may cause problems as well. I've had a couple vehicles where that stuff is all over the wheels and tires. It is oil based and doesn't come off easy. I also think the stuff permeates the rubber too and may permanently alter the sidewall of the tire.
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    Re: DP Tire Coating Fail - What'd I do wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post



    Agree! "Clean" may not actually be clean. Not only is the mold release on a tire going to be a problem
    Yes thatís it.^ I knew there was a correct term for it, but I couldnít remember what it was. Iíve made the mistake of coating a tire where that stuff continued to leach out after I applied the coating and it just creates 2x the problem for you to deal with because now youíve got 2 difficult things to remove.

    That happened to the last tire I bought for my car and I just let it finish leaching out on its own for about a month before even attempting to fix it.

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