FAQ

What Is Black Pearl?

It is simply a better approach to tire dressing & trim restoring.

Black Pearl Trim and Tire 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 tire 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 tires, It will not de-nature (i.e., damage) the tire rubber. Black Pearl’s unique composition means that it will not cause ‘fish-eye’ in auto body paint applications. 

Black Pearl forms a dry film, which means that it does not sling during driving  or smear 

What You Need To Know

What size bottles does Black Pearl Trim & Tire Armour come in?

Available in 118 ml, 474ml, 3.78 litres & 18.93 litres (on request).

All Sizes of Black Pearl Trim & Tire Armour

How do I apply Black Pearl?

 When you buy the product, it comes with,1 foam roller, 1 roller handle and a tray so you can apply the product easy, mess-free & evenly.

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applying Black Pearl Trim & Tire Armour

How long will an application of Black Pearl last on my tires?

 Under normal conditions, Black Pearl will last for up to six months on tires, outperforming all other tire dressings. In some cases, even after eight months, Black Pearl is still on the tires.

How long will an application of Black Pearl last on my plastic trim?

Under normal conditions, Black Pearl will last for several years, when correctly applied to trim. Not many products can say that.

How many tyres can I coat with each bottle?

4 Tires Applied With Black Pearl Trim & Tire Armour

The 118ml bottle will allow you to dress up to 8 tires with two coats applied to each tire.

The 473ml bottle will allow you to dress an average of 32 tires with two coats applied to each tire.

What Finishes Are Available in Black Pearl?

 

Black Pearl comes in two different finishes, a matt and a gloss finish are available, to suit your taste.

If you prefer a Matt finish rather than a Glossy finish, we recommend applying 2 coats of matt. It will give you a perfect finish with no shine just a flat new look to the surface.

If you prefer a Glossy wet look finish, we would recommend that you apply

Black Pearl gloss and add as many layers as like to obtain the shine and finish you are looking for.

Gloss   Matt

Gloss Black Pearl Trim & Tire Armour Matt of Black Pearl Trim & Tire Armour

Application.

Why do I apply the product with a foam roller?

As the product will dry unlike other products, any marks left by the applicator will be visible. The foam roller will give you the best finish possible, and without mess.

If you have a large surface area for application, or for personal preference

we do have a large foam pad available. View product

Tire & Trim Foam Applicator Black Pearl 2 inch Roller

Do I need to prepare or clean the surfaces in a special way before applying Black Pearl ?

Yes, Preparation is very important. You need to use Omniclean to clean the tires. Please see our free guides about preparation for the full details. We also recommend the guide for applying Black Pearl to new tires, these guides will go through everything you need to know step by step.  Buy OmniClean 

Black Pearl OmniClean Tire & Multi Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser

How long after applying can I drive the vehicle?

It takes around 20 minutes for the product to flash and dry to the touch. This is when you can add more layers, once you have applied as many layers as you want Black Pearl needs to be left to cure fully, for up to 4-5 hours. During this time the treated 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 them in a cup of water for a few hours, and rinse please don’t worry if the product has cured in the foam as we sell spare rollers and applicators.

How many coats should be applied to the tires or trim?

Applying Black Trim & tire Armour To A Tire

We recommend a minimum of 2 coats, but for the best results, we would suggest that 3 or 4 coats are better. You can layer Black Pearl as many times as you need in order to achieve the desired finish, the more coats you apply, the more durable it will be 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 is able to resist strong alkaline cleaners like OmniClean & power washing is generally not a problem.

Are there any products that I should not use on the coated surface? 

As Black Pearl is a water-based product, 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 probably remove or damage the coating.