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Poor performance by Optimum tire protection?

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Hey so I applied some of this product on my winter tires before winter as a "test" because I only found out this product at the end of summer. I had applied 2 coats before winter around November and it looked great at first. Now it's almost end of winter and it's march and after cleaning my car with ONR and rubbing the tires with ONR to as mentioned in some videos I feel like my tire aren't looking really dressed. That said, I understand it's been about 4 months but I was watching all the videos and even Yvan himself mentioned it was used on the car being towed by his bus all winter and the coating was still perfect. Here how they look today.

 

https://i.imgur.com/1t1iHIa.jpg

 

https://i.imgur.com/PiKyAO1.jpg

 

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There are many variables with a coating like TPC - how were the tires prepped, how are they maintained, what are the driving conditions, and even what brand were the tires?  Optimum suggests 6+ months for TPC, but there are no guarantees.  After 4+ months of hard winter conditions I suggest you clean with Power Clean, something more serious than ONR.  Power Clean will not remove TPC and it's possible they've become contaminated and will snap back with a strong cleaner. 

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On 3/16/2020 at 1:00 PM, Ron@Optimum said:

There are many variables with a coating like TPC - how were the tires prepped, how are they maintained, what are the driving conditions, and even what brand were the tires?  Optimum suggests 6+ months for TPC, but there are no guarantees.  After 4+ months of hard winter conditions I suggest you clean with Power Clean, something more serious than ONR.  Power Clean will not remove TPC and it's possible they've become contaminated and will snap back with a strong cleaner. 

Okay, tires were prepped perfectly tires were off and they were basically new. Nokian tires. I will be doing the same this summer to my summer tires.

As for doing a better clean yeah that might be a good idea once the pressure washer comes out. I currently use another brand's wheel/tire cleaner but not sure if it can strip or destroy the coating there. Guess I ill try.

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The only way we've found to remove TPC is using T.A.R. (Tar/Adhesive/Rubber) Remover - so your safe using other cleaners, just not sure how effective they can be.

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