Tires & Wheels
To protect against ozone and UV damage, a stabilizer molecule called a competitive
absorber is blended with the tire polymer. Competitive absorbers,
typically carbon black, capture and absorb UV radiation, converting it to
heat for dissipation.
To combat the negative effects of water, solvents and UV light on tires, Zaino developed Z-16 Perfect Tire Gloss. Z-16 is a water-based tire and rubber dressing that protects tires and rubber trim from ozone, UV rays, water and low levels of formaldehyde.
Proper Tire & Wheel Cleaning
To properly clean your tires and wheels, you will need a 3-5 gallon bucket, a soft tire and wheel scrub brush, a sponge or wash cloth, a water hose and nozzle, and Z-7 Show Car Wash.
Warning: Do not clean your wheels if they are still hot from driving. Let them cool, or thoroughly hose them down. If your brakes are hot, spraying them with cold water may cause severe damage.
Here are some step-by-step tips to make tire & wheel cleaning easier:
After washing your car, remember to dry your tires and wheels using a terry cloth towel
Proper Tire & Wheel Conditioning
After cleaning your tires and wheels, you need to protect them. Tire dressing accents the appearance of your tires and protect against cracking and fading. Likewise, coating your wheels protects their finish from brake dust, and makes them easier to keep clean.
Your wheels should be protected each time you wash your car. You can significantly reduce your wheel cleaning efforts by coating your wheels with a light spray of Z-6 Ultra Clean™ Gloss Enhancer Spray. Just spray a light mist on your wheel, wipe, and walk away.
To apply Z-16 Perfect Tire Gloss, follow these instructions: