FAQ About Black Pearl Trim & Tire Armour
What Is Black Pearl?it is simply a better approach to tire dressing & trim restoring
Black Pearl Trim and Tyre Armour is a water-based, polymer-based tyre & trim coating.
The polymers employed are similar to those used in the architectural paint industry. Through a careful selection of additives, the final cured films have the necessary flexibility and durability to perform on tyre surfaces without cracking or separating. This is despite the stresses imposed by the ‘bend and stretch’ distortion forces associated with rotating tyres, and it can endure the harshest weather conditions.
Unlike conventional silicone oil-based products, Black Pearl does not contain any volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). It doesn’t contain any flammable, toxic, irritating, carcinogenic solvents or additives. Black Pearl will not damage paint, plastic, or any other surface-type that it may come into contact with. Unlike conventional products which usually contain petroleum distillates, which, with repeated use, may eventually damage tyres, It will not de-nature (i.e., damage) the original tyre rubber. Black Pearl’s unique composition means that it will not cause ‘fish-eye’ in auto body paint.
Black Pearl forms a dry film, which means that it does not sling or smear when being applied.
What You Need To Know
What size bottles does Black Pearl come in
Available in 118 ml, 474ml, 3.78 litres & 18.93 litres on request however you won’t need a lot
How do I apply Black Pearl?
When you buy the product, it comes with 1 foam rollers, 1 roller handle and a tray so you can apply the product easy mess-free & evenly.
How long does an application of Black Pearl last on my tires?
under normal conditions, black pearl on tires will last up to 6 months out doing all other tire dressing but in some cases, after 8 months black pearl is still on the tires
How long does an application of Black Pearl last on my plastic trim
under normal conditions, black pearl on trim will last years not many products can say that
How many tyres can I coat with each bottle?
The 118ml bottle will allow you to dress up to 8 tyres with 2 coats applied to each tyre.
The 473ml bottle will allow you to dress an average of 32 tyres with 2 coats applied to each tyre.
What Finish Does Black Peal Come In
I prefer a Matt finish than a Glossy finish
Black Pearl comes in 2 different variants a matt and a gloss finish so that black Pearl will fit with your taste. 2 coats of matt will give you a perfect finish with no shine just a flat new look to the surface.
I prefer a wet Glossy finish
Use black pearl gloss and add as many layers as like to get the shine your looking for.
Why do I apply the product with a foam roller?
because the product will dry unlike other product any marks left by the applicator will be visible and the foam roller will give you the best finish possible
we do have a large foam pad that can be used for larger surface area view product
Do I need to do special prep or cleaning before applying black pearl
yes you need to use omniclean to clean the tire see the guide and for new tires see our new prep guide these guides will go through everything you need to know
How long after applying can I drive the vehicle?
It takes around 20 mins for the product to flash and dry to the touch where you can add more layers but once you have applied as many as you want black pearl need to left to cure fully for up to 4-5 hours. and the surface must remain dry and the vehicle should not be driven
Can the foam rollers be re-used?
Yes. After rinsing and squeezing under the tap several times, soak in a cup of water for a few hours, and rinse please don’t worry if the product has cured in the foam dont worry we sell spare rollers buy extra rollers
How many coats should apply to the tyres or trim
we recommend a minimum of 2 but for the best results we recommend 3 or 4 coats is better you can layer black pearl as many times as need the more coats the more durable and the longer it will last
Durability & Aftercare
Won’t it just come off with the power washer next time I clean my car?
No, in fact, Black Pearl will resist strong alkaline cleaner like OmniClean & power washer are not a problem
Is there any products I should not use on the coated surface
Because Black Pearl is water based keep chemicals with organic solvents (e.g. alcohols, acetone, thinners, petroleum distillates, product examples Tar removers, nail polish remover, IPA & panel wipes, away from any surfaces coated with black pearl because these products will likely remove or damage the coating