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Old 08-28-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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Arrow Rasied white tire letters.

Like every other mod.. got the idea from a member here. What do you think.... keeper?


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Old 08-28-2011, 10:16 PM   #2
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Well I am an old guy so I like the white letters. Now tell me how you did it and we will be cool and all that! LOL!
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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Well I am an old guy so I like the white letters. Now tell me how you did it and we will be cool and all that! LOL!
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Two coats per tire... about a two hour project total. Not sure how it will hold up.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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i like it alot let me know how it holds up if it holds up good i want to do this myself maybe in silver or red maybe white i dont know
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:38 PM   #5
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Thanks ! I still like it. If it washes off just redo it!
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:42 PM   #6
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I like it!

Is one pen enough?
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:45 PM   #7
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I like it!

Is one pen enough?
Yep just enough for two coats per tire. Dabbing seemed to work best. Not hard just time consuming.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:47 PM   #8
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the pen got some terrible reviews on amazon...
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:48 PM   #9
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I like it, my Dad was a tire dealer and I remember how he used to buffed/knock off the black covering on side walls for the white lettering. It was the thing to have back in the 70s. yep I said the 70s.....
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:53 PM   #10
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I actually sort of like that, the only thing that makes it questionable is I'm not sure it looks right on such a small sidewall. I always liked the white letters on my older Camaros.

It's been out of vogue long enough (what 10-15 years), that I'm surprised some of the performance tire manufacturers haven't brought the look back yet.

And one other concern I'd have is upkeep.....Westley's Bleech-White works WONDERS on real ones, but I bet there's virtually no recourse for dirty letters without making the paint look like ass. I'd be real curious if you have an update after a couple washings.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:56 PM   #11
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the pen got some terrible reviews on amazon...
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Saw some of that... takes a lot of shaking and dabbing is the key to coverage. Did I mention prep? Scrubbed tires with bleach white and then hit the letters with a solvent.




1,2, and three coats. First on was drawn on then the dabbing began. The pen functined well... ya got the shake sh!t out of it continuously for best results.
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I actually sort of like that, the only thing that makes it questionable is I'm not sure it looks right on such a small sidewall. I always liked the white letters on my older Camaros.

It's been out of vogue long enough (what 10-15 years), that I'm surprised some of the performance tire manufacturers haven't brought the look back yet.

And one other concern I'd have is upkeep.....Westley's Bleech-White works WONDERS on real ones, but I bet there's virtually no recourse for dirty letters without making the paint look like ass. I'd be real curious if you have an update after a couple washings.
The test patch did well with a washing with a tire brush. After some hard driving it was dinghy... I kinda liked that look... more pics to follow.

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Old 08-29-2011, 07:56 AM   #13
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let us know how these hold up. Also what solvent would you use to remove the paint if you got tired of it?

We did a really cool Goodyear sidewall on some race tires and it looked very Trans Am but the upkeep was a bitch
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I went even further...about 8 hours prep and paint! Lasted about a week, lol.
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