Rust Bullet coatings can offer significant protection against hot tire pickup due to their durability, chemical resistance, and heat resistance. For optimal results, follow the application guidelines carefully and ensure proper surface preparation and curing. Regular maintenance can further enhance the coating’s performance and longevity. If hot tire pickup is a significant concern, it may be beneficial to Contact Us to ensure you are using the most appropriate product and application method for your specific needs.

Benefits of Rust Bullet Concrete Coatings:

    1. Durability: Rust Bullet coatings are designed to be extremely durable, providing a hard and resilient surface that can withstand heavy use and traffic. This durability can help reduce the likelihood of rubber adhering to the surface.
    2. Chemical Resistance: Rust Bullet products offer excellent resistance to chemicals, including those found in rubber tires. This chemical resistance can prevent the rubber from reacting with the coating and sticking to it.
    3. Heat Resistance: Rust Bullet coatings are formulated to withstand high temperatures, which can help mitigate the effects of hot tires on the surface.
    4. Ease of Cleaning: The hard, non-porous surface created by Rust Bullet can make it easier to clean rubber deposits and other debris, helping to maintain the appearance and functionality of the coated surface.


Application Tips for Best Results:

  1. Proper Preparation: Ensure the concrete surface is properly prepared before applying Rust Bullet. This includes cleaning, degreasing, and profiling the surface to ensure good adhesion.
  2. Multiple Coats: Apply multiple coats of Rust Bullet as recommended per your application purposes. This can enhance the protective properties and create a thicker barrier against tire pickup.
  3. Curing Time: Allow sufficient curing time for the Rust Bullet coating. Proper curing is crucial to achieve maximum hardness and resistance.
  4. Regular Maintenance: Even with a durable coating like Rust Bullet, regular maintenance and cleaning can help prevent buildup and extend the life of the coating.

Mitigation Strategies:

  1. Proper Curing: If Rust Bullet is not allowed to cure properly before the vehicle was parked on it, the surface might be more susceptible to tire pickup. Proper curing ensures the coating reaches its maximum hardness and resistance.
  2. Cool Down Period: Allow the tires to cool down before parking the vehicle on the coated surface. This can help reduce the temperature of the rubber and minimize the chance of pickup.
  3. Surface Maintenance: Regularly clean the surface to remove any rubber deposits before they become ingrained. Using a degreaser or specific cleaning agents designed for concrete coatings can be effective.
  4. Mats or Pads: Use parking mats or pads under the tires to create a barrier between the hot tires and the coated surface.
  5. Temperature Control: If possible, keep the garage or area with the coated surface cool to reduce the chances of tire pickup.

NOTE: When a vehicle is driven, the tires can become very hot, especially after long drives or high-performance driving. When these hot tires come into contact with the concrete coating, the heat can cause the rubber to soften and transfer to the surface. High-performance tires or tires with softer rubber compounds are more likely to leave rubber deposits on the surface because they are designed to provide better grip through softer, stickier rubber.