Optimum Tire Coating and Gloss?


Saibot
 Share

Recommended Posts

I recent picked up a bottle of Optimum Tire Coating to try out and used it on our Explorer. I did not dilute it and applied with a MF applicator as directed,  and it does seem to work as advertised. My only complaint is that it seems much too glossy. I really prefer the matte finish on tires and was curious if there was a way to make the next application less glossy through the application process or via dilution? Any other tips to get the protection without looking so "Armor-All-y"?

Now if I can just keep my wife from curbing the stuff off...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great question.  My guess is it will "dull down" a little on its own after a while.  I also prefer a more satin look.  If I recall reading on another forum one of the other brands of tire coating (a lesser known one) had two flavors, for two different gloss levels.

Interested to hear if there is a way to dial the Optimum coating down.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

32 minutes ago, Ron@Optimum said:

In theory, 1 coat of TPC should be matte and adding a second will increase gloss.  In practice the look varies by tire and may be influenced by how much product is used and the condition of the tires.

Thank you, Ron! I'll try going lighter next time and see if that works.

Also, would diluting it change the gloss level when applying with a MF applicator? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share