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Requesting some assistance...

I was using OTC on my previous tires (2 different vehicles and tire brands) without issue. Had new rubber installed Monday, washed and coated the tires yesterday. Washed with Power Clean, dried thoroughly, and applied OTC. The finish is cracked and peeling.  What’s the best way to correct this?

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Try Optimum TAR Remover (Tar/Adhesive/Rubber) - it might take multiple applications, TPC is tough stuff.  I've had a number of people with similar stories - application on 1 set of tires worked great, but another had issues.  It appears silicone in the rubber, if not totally removed through thorough and repeated cleanings, leaches out and interferes with TPC bonding.

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6 hours ago, Catastrofe said:

Thanks Ron.  I probably over-applied.

That may be, but you said this was "new rubber" and you need to consider that there was probably residual mold release on the tire that may not have responded to your normal cleaning regimen.

A rep for another tire coating suggests that new tires be driven for some weeks and cleaned periodically to bloom off (my phrase) the mold release.  The same advice is given for tires that have had silicone-based dressings applied.  These mold releases and dressings are doing their job of adhering to and/or penetrating the tire, and it takes some effort to get them out to allow for a good coating application.

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So I used TAR  to remove as much TPC as possible, but there’s still some residue. Each tire was sprayed, scrubbed, and power washed 4 times (I used about 24oz of product).  The remaining residue isn’t coming off through any effort of mine...

How long should I wait before attempting to coat again?  

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