Ultima Tire and Trim Guard Plus - 12 oz.
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Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus is a new polymer coating that can be applied to most flexible surfaces (vinyl and rubber) and hard surfaces (plastic and metal) to coat, seal, protect and beautify. No ordinary dressing" lasts as long or protects as well against pollution, ultra violet light (sun), road salts, harmful ozone, creosote and more.
The long lasting Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus formula protects for months, not days or weeks. This space age coating will not wash off. On glossy trim it maintains the shine and prevents corrosion. On black trim it maintains a dark, satin appearance. You'll see the protection with each wash by the way your tires and trim bead water.
Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus is a hyper-concentrated formula. A single 12 ounce bottle is enough product to properly treat your tires and trim for a full year. A small amount of Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus goes a long way to coat, seal, protect and beautify tires, wheels (painted, chrome, polished), bumper trim, plastic grills, fascia, valances, rocker panels and the engine compartment. Our super durable formula protects for months, but you may apply it as frequently as you like.
12 ounce bottle with flip top cap. Includes foam applicator. Patent Pending.
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ULTIMA TIRE & TRIM GUARD PLUS FAQ
How many applications can I get with a bottle of Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus?
Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus is a highly concentrated protectant for all exterior trim, including your engine and wheels. A single ounce is enough product to properly treat four tires and wheels 3-4 times. Most new users have a tendency to use too much product, which is not necessary. A single bottle of Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus is enough product properly treat most vehicles for a full year.
When I apply Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus to my tires it does not look glossy. Is this normal?
Each type and brand of tire will react a little differently. Most tires will need 2-3 coatings of Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus to achieve an initial seal. This is normal. Once the initial seal is achieved, your tires will stop absorbing the product and you will see a nice gloss form with each additional coat. Allow the product to dry completely between coats. If you do not want a glossy tire, apply two base coats and maintain with a thin coat as needed.
Does Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus contain UV protection?
Absolutely! Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus contains premium UV inhibitors that stop oxidation (browning) and UV deterioration dead in their tracks. In fact, there is no better treatment for RVs, trailers and other vehicles that sit for long periods.
How long does Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus take to dry or cure?
In most cases, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus will be dry to the touch in 5 to 10 minutes, but not cured. Depending on the temperature and humidity, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus will fully cure in about 12 hours. When cured, which means the polymers have fully cross linked, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus is providing full protection and will not wash off.
Can Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus be layered for more depth and gloss?
Yes, but please allow the previous coat to dry completely to the touch before adding a second coat. On tires and other rubber surfaces, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus dries to the touch in 5 to 10 minutes. On plastic, allow 15 to 20 minutes. Chrome, polished metal and painted wheels will need 30 to 45 minutes between coatings.
Can Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus be used on large areas of plastic, like on my SUV's plastic cladding or truck bed liner?
Yes, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus will seal and treat these surfaces better than any other product available. You will notice a rich-looking sheen that beads water for up to a year. For best UV protection, we recommend application 3-4 times a year.
Can Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus be applied over another manufacturer's trim dressing product?
You bet, but for best results we recommend a thorough cleaning first. In our experience, Dawn dishwashing liquid will easily wash away all other products. After this thorough cleaning, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus will apply easily and look great!
Can I really use Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus on my engine?
Yes! We have tested Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus to temperatures in excess of 500 degrees f. The only surface that gets too hot for Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus is the exhaust system (exhaust manifold, turbocharger, exhaust heat shields, etc.). On these surfaces, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus will gracefully evaporate without discoloration.
What is the shelf life of Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus?
We are not aware of any issues reducing shelf life. Due to the product's reactive nature with oxygen.
ULTIMA TIRE & TRIM GUARD PLUS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Use Sparingly: Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus must be used very sparingly. About 1/4 ounce of product is all that's needed to treat four tires and wheels. A full detail of all trim, tires, wheels and the engine compartment will require less than two ounces of product.
Preparation: You will achieve the best results with Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus if your tires and trim are clean and completely dry. Prior to initial treatment, we recommend a thorough cleaning with Dawn dishwashing liquid. Dawn will remove all dirt, grime and previously applied dressings. After cleaning, towel dry thoroughly to avoid spotting.
Application: Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus may be applied in the sun, but for best results we recommend application in a shaded area. For all plastic and rubber trim, dispense product on the soft side of the Ultima Dual-Foam Applicator with Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus and wipe it on the surface to be treated. For all hard surfaces, including wheels, chrome trim, stainless steel trim, and exhaust tips, use the firm side of the applicator. Wipe the product in well. If you get a little Ultima Tire and Trim Guard Plus on your glass or paint, simply buff it off with a clean, dry microfiber towel.
Proper Application Note: When applying, the product should not go on looking "wet". Proper application leaves a rich-looking, dark film. As the film dries, it will take on the natural sheen of the surface. If you apply too much product, the drying time may increase significantly.
Do Not Buff Off or Wipe!: After application, you can sit back and watch as Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus does its job. When properly applied, your vehicle's trim will look as it did when new. Although you may be tempted to wipe or buff your trim, it is not necessary. If you simply can't keep your hands off the amazing Ultima finish, we recommend that you wait at least 30 minutes before wiping. The longer you wait the better. After 20 minutes, you can drive your vehicle. Driving (air friction) will accelerate the cure time.
Applicator Care: Do not use a different type of applicator with Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus. The large dual-foam applicator provided insures an even, streak-free coating on all surfaces. Your Ultima Foam Applicator will turn black when used on tires and other rubber trim. This does not harm the applicator. After use, wash the applicator by hand with Dawn dishwashing liquid and allow to dry.
After Care: After treatment with Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus, your vehicle's trim will be nearly carefree for three full months. Tires may require treatment monthly to maintain a crisp, freshly detailed appearance, however a single application will maintain protection for three full months. To maintain your trim, all you need to do is wash and dry your vehicle regularly. Insects, tar, road grime, brake dust, road salt, bird dropping and other hazards are easily washed off with Ultima Paint Guard Wash. Even your tires, wheels and engine compartment will easily clean up with Ultima Paint Guard Wash and a wash mitt. You can stop using harsh tire and wheel cleaners! They simply won't be necessary.
Frequency of Use: Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus is the most durable treatment available for trim. While we have tested for visible protection for up to a full year, proper trim care dictates that 4 treatments a year offers the very best protection possible.
More Tire Shine: If your goal is deep, dark, wet-looking tires, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus will deliver. Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus can be layered to produce a jaw-dropping, show car tire shine that will turn heads and not attract dust or sling off onto the side of your car. In most cases, on a perfectly clean and dry tire, 2-3 coats of Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus produces stunning results. To keep this high gloss shine, avoid using tire and wheel cleaners (wash with Ultima Paint Guard Wash) and re-treat every two to three weeks.