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    Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Prior to me getting to the actual how to and review of the product I will make this statement.

    !!!DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT DURABILITY!!!

    I say this because as of this moment I will be going away from tire coatings. They have their pros and cons. The biggest con is the removal.

    Product Description:

    CQUARTZ BlackOut utilizes polysiloxane technology merged with a solvent-based acrylic resin to create an incredibly durable and stunning satin-like appearance for tyres, rubber, and unpainted resin materials. The coating is far more durable than traditional tire dressings while its weak solvent base allows it to be very gentle on tyres with no sticky side effects of silicone based products. This unique formula also inhibits the deterioration of rubber and protects from UV rays. BlackOut even restores the depth, and luster of unpainted resin parts that have deteriorated over time.


    Features& Benefits:
    • Self-cleaning, hydrophobic, salt & chemical resistance.
    • UV resistance.
    • Preserves black matte/satin appearance.
    • No VOC.
    • CARPRO states an expected durability of 6 months.

    Applications:

    • Tires.
    • Rubber.
    • Plastic.

    How To Use:

    1. Wash tires thoroughly with MultiX.
    2. Dry very well!
    3. Pour a line of BlackOut on the tire applicator sponge.
    4. Work in the coat over the tire walls surface. (Add product as needed)
    5. Let the coating dry for a bare minimum of 30 minutes.
    6. To apply a second layer, repeat the steps above.

    Precautions:

    • Allow to dry 12 hours minimally before exposure to nasty weather.
    • Avoid soaps and chemicals during first 3 days.
    • Recommended application temperature: 58F ~ 90F.
    • Avoid use on motorcycle tires



    I was sent this product for review and testing by CarPro. Since I am moving away from tire coatings, I had to find a set of tires to use it on. A friend of mine left his car with me for a paint enhancement and ceramic coating. So this was a perfect opportunity to try it out and he can test it out in the real world.

    The most important step prior to using a tire coating is the prep. This will allow the coating to bond to the rubber surface and have the maximum performance.

    Ideally it would be recommended to clean the tires weekly for a few weeks if one is coming from a tire dressing to a tire coating. Tire dressings are absorbed into the tire and cleaning weekly without adding any additional dressing will allow the absorbed product to leach out from driving.

    This will give a fresh canvas to start with and allow the coating to not be impacted by any dressing that is leaching out.

    Unfortunately I did not have that luxury as this car came in with some solvent or silicone tire goop that had to be removed. I achieved this by using the Americana Global Breakdown Wheel & Tire Cleaner which had a big impact on whatever was on the tire. This removed a majority of it. I followed it with a couple rounds of Tuf Shine Tire Cleaner just to ensure the tire was super clean which was indicated by the white suds.

    The BlackOut kit includes a 50ml bottle of coating, instruction manual and a foam tire applicator. My advice would be to not bother using the included tire applicator and use a microfiber applicator or the CarPro microfiber mitt applicator.

    I ended up using an Autofiber coating saver applicator which applies a more even layer and spreads the product out better.

    Two layers are recommend. It is also recommend to not touch or wipe the coating once it is applied to the tire as it will affect the appearance and performance of the coating once it dries.

    Here are the results after two layers on the tires.











    Final Thoughts:

    Overall the application is straight forward. The prep is what will take a majority of time. More work up front for less work in the long term in regards of having the product last months rather than weeks.

    I used about 20-25mls of product from the 50ml bottle. That is applying two layers on these 20 inch tires.

    I can not comment on longevity or durability but this is not the cheapest product in terms of cost.

    Full application video.



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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    I’m currently using coatings and wondering if they`re worth it too. But damn those tires look gorgeously dressed. Thanks The Guz!
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    This one`s certainly a little different due to the solvent-base as opposed to most other tire coatings that are water-based.

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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Great review. On aggressive off road tires, that would be a nightmare to apply. But product look`s like it will stand up to abuse. Due to the price point, i would only use this on new, like new tires. Interesting product.
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Guz:
    Excellent review on this tire coating.
    Two observations;
    1) I think this is one of the few times I have EVER seen someone in this forum use an Americana Global car-care chemical product. Mr. Barry Theal would be proud. I don`t know if this product line gets ANY attention, let alone use, in this forum. Obviously, their tire & wheel cleaner works very well in this case.
    2) If you are gravitating away from tire coatings, what will you be (or are) using for a tire "dressing"??

    While the removal and clean-up of said coating is a concern to you, so are the cost factor and it`s longevity/durability advantages. I have no problem re-applying a good matte-finish tire dressing like Optimum`s Tire Opti-Bond every other week, but that is me.
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Always… nicely done
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    Guz:
    Excellent review on this tire coating.
    Two observations;
    1) I think this is one of the few times I have EVER seen someone in this forum use an Americana Global car-care chemical product. Mr. Barry Theal would be proud. I don`t know if this product line gets ANY attention, let alone use, in this forum. Obviously, their tire & wheel cleaner works very well in this case.
    2) If you are gravitating away from tire coatings, what will you be (or are) using for a tire "dressing"??

    While the removal and clean-up of said coating is a concern to you, so are the cost factor and it`s longevity/durability advantages. I have no problem re-applying a good matte-finish tire dressing like Optimum`s Tire Opti-Bond every other week, but that is me.
    Barry sold it many years ago and moved onto SB3. There are some good products in their line up. They are going through another structure change.

    That is the beauty. It gives me the freedom to try other tire dressings. I primarily use Perl. But I have the Adams Graphene Tire Dressing as well. Looking to pick up a couple others to play around with.
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Thanks for posting, interesting product/may have to try
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Can’t believe u used that little product. Neat little product
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Ok, I gotta know what that work stand is you had the wheel mounted on (in the video).

    EDIT: I found a black one, Maxshine Deep Cleaning Wheel Stand, Tire Roller Stand for Coating and Polishing. Pretty amazing that they actually seem to be targeting the Autopian market with the Amazon description, and they even show washing on it--I might have to get one of these. Thanks Guz!
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Ok, I gotta know what that work stand is you had the wheel mounted on (in the video).

    EDIT: I found a black one, Maxshine Deep Cleaning Wheel Stand, Tire Roller Stand for Coating and Polishing. Pretty amazing that they actually seem to be targeting the Autopian market with the Amazon description, and they even show washing on it--I might have to get one of these. Thanks Guz!
    Its good. Its rebranded from many places. I got the Adams one because it was 20% off. Hard to pass on it. It works well.
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    Re: Review - CarPro CQuartz BlackOut Tire & Rubber Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    It’s good. It’s rebranded from many places. I got the Adams one because it was 20% off. Hard to pass on it. It works well.
    The Adams one is sold out. I ordered that Maxshine one.

 

 

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