TIRE, PLASTIC, & VINYL - RESTORATION and PRESERVATION
All RENEW-PRO products combine titanium and quartz ceramics for extreme protective coatings.
Information & Recommended Products
All of these attack the long hydrocarbon chains of the rubber, trim, and vinyl skin by breaking these bonds, which shortens the molecules and causes a loss of elasticity and other properties. The results show as plastic fading, vinyl cracking, tire dry rot, or tire cracking. They gradually damage both the function and beauty of these materials. This damage can result in economic losses as a result of the increased costs of maintenance, upkeep, and replacement.
Tire manufacturers add two primary sacrificial protectants to the rubber to protect against ozone: synthetic/natural waxes, and carbon black. Ozone attacks the wax and depletes it. As the tire rolls, additional wax is forced to the surface of the tire. This oxidized wax will appear brown on the tire surface, a process referred to as “blooming.” This blooming refreshes the surface wax level. A tire that has not been flexed will have the wax depleted by ozone and protectants, which will promote degradation, tire cracking, and dry rot. So driving actually helps prevent tire dry rot!
Vinyl surfaces have a protective skin that is depleted by off-gassing. Protectants can actually dissolve the oils in the skin and hasten the premature formation of cracks and fading in the vinyl. Although plastic surfaces have no “skin,” similar effects occur in them, resulting in plastic fading.
So, HOW TO PREVENT FADING PLASTIC, VINYL CRACKING, and TIRE ROT?
NUMBER ONE - Keep out of the sun as much as possible. UV exposure is the number-one reason for fading and cracking.
NUMBER TWO - Block ozone. Ozone is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms that is both a natural and man-made product (such as in hot tub oxidizer). Ozone can cause substantial damage to a variety of materials such as vinyl, plastics, fabrics, paint and rubber.
NUMBER THREE - Stop the use of so-called “protectants” or “tire dressing.” Almost ALL of these types of products, regardless of manufacturer claims of being petrochemical-free, silicone-free, oil-based, or water-based, are a combination of silicone, oil, and emulsifiers. Emulsifiers, wetting agents, solvents, surfactants, dispersants, and detergents are all components of protectants. These products simply enhance the appearance by providing temporary hydration and shine of the surface.
Keep in mind that a solvent will break down any surface over time Protectants emulsify the protective waxes in rubber and deplete them. Most protectants would be more appropriately labeled as “cleaners with shiny stuff mixed in” and some tire manufacturers may not honor their tire warranties for damages if the use of such protectant products detected.
The KEY to UNDERSTANDING ALL PROTECTANTS is:
If it feels SLIPPERY, it’s slowly drying your tires, fading the trim, and cracking the vinyl.
NUMBER FOUR - Consider your choice and use of cleaners. Tire cleaners and automated washes use high pH cleaners which do the job of cleaning, yet will eventually degrade the surface substrates. You will find that the RENEW-PRO treated surfaces will require much less cleaning and even eliminate the need for tire cleaners.
All of this is why RENEW-PRO BLAK is a favorite tire dry rot prevention product in the RV and golf cart industries. Get a permanent fix for plastic fading and vinyl cracking with RENEW-PRO BLAK, SATN, and GLOZ, which supply co-polymer essential elements that restore the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) composition of the surface. RENEW-PRO also creates a dry-seal ozone and UV block with infused quartz, zinc, and titanium nano-ceramic oxides. This technology also serves to retard the blooming and off-gassing processes and greatly enhances the retention of protective elements within the surface. RENEW-PRO BLAK also contains a high level of UV-blocking carbon black which is ideal for the restoration of faded black surfaces. RENEW-PRO is silicone-free, oil-free, and forms a dry seal with no active petrochemical solvents.
Conclusion: Fading and tire dry rot can be slowed by the application of BLAK, SATN, GLOZ, DASH, or SPA but once tires, plastic, or vinyl are cracked, dry rot cannot be stopped, and replacement of the tire is the safest option.
"Love the stuff. We will order more soon!"
Thank You, Keith Johnson, Inventory Manager
"My detail manager has used your Dash product. I personally tried it today on a 2014 Mercedes S Class sedan, I loved the way it applied and looked. The RENEW-PRO products are a great addition. Dash is working great, we love it!"
Jesse Rodriguez, Splash Car Wash
"I have used the Renew products on not only my antique and modern motorcycles but also my truck tires with great success. They have been through months of sunshine and rain and still look as black and shiny as the day I put it on. I would recommend the products for anyone wanting protection and that continuous "new look."
Louie Hale, Dixie Chapter President
Antique Motorcycle Club of America
"The best investment we have made for restorations on carts in years! We Love It."
Debbie, Southern Dunes Golf & CC