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Old 12-21-2005, 04:49 PM
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tire paint

Has anyone ever tried painting whitewalls? I know about the paint from the guy from Iceland but wondering if you could use vinyl paint or some other style of paint. Anyone have any success?
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:17 PM
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Go with the guy in iceland. Heck at that price how can you resist? And this way you KNOW its quality stuff.




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I have seen existing whitewalls refinished, if that what your talking about.

Mix 1/3 ammonia, 1/3 alcohol and 1/3 water
use this mixture to clean area and clean two or three times.

Best bet would be polyurethane paint for flexibility but enamel will work.

Won't last for ever but will hang on there pretty good.

Oh and as far as amount of paint. less is best.
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Old 12-22-2005, 05:09 PM
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do you mean

To paint on a white wall on a black wall tire? How about porta walls...buy a set and put them on.


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Old 12-22-2005, 07:25 PM
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porta walls suck donkey in my opinion. Just order this stuff, high quality

http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/other/tirepaint.htm


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Old 12-23-2005, 12:07 PM
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some of the junk mail order parts places used to sell vinyl white wall paint that worked really well
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Do you mean to use house paint on your tires?

I have not seen this paint on white wall stuff for sale..where did you see that? Man they are selling everything now arn't they!!


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Tire Paint Solution

One option you may want to try is http://rangerpaint.com While they don't point it out, you can just paint the base coat twice and achieve a simple white sidewall. Or just choose a top color and change out the sidewall color.
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I saw somewhere on the net, this guy was grinding off the black rubber from narrow white walls or raised letter tires to get the wide white wall look. He just placed it on the ground and got after it. I think building a jig would help. Just mount the tire and slowly turn it as you adjust a mounted grinder. His work looked OK, but with a jig you could repeat for all 4 tires and not have as much risk messing one up.
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go to youtube.com and type in white walls there is a guy who grinds away the 1/64ths of and inch of the black rubber that goes around a white striped tire or even a tire with white lettering to expose the usally 1/2 to 2 1/2 inch white wall underneath the black, its pretty sweet!!
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Years ago had a neighbor with a 49 Packard with those big white sidewalls. He used pool paint. There was a procedure he used, I remember sanding and alcohol (rubbing).
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An article in oldschool rods had the white wall grinding in it but someone mentioned the time involved and the possibility of weakining the tire. the old timers just used paint.I followed the one article ,scuff the tire with steel wool, wipe down with lacquer thinner, mask and paint with rustoleum.Turned out great.One tire started to lightly crack after about 4 monthes but that might have been my prep job.but for the price....4.99
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the sanding of the black rubber on top of the white will not hurt the intergrity of the tire, you still have a thick section of with rubber and then another portion of black under that your only taking off 1/64'' of rubber that was put on the tire to hide the white rubber...............so I have been told!
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Grinding a Tire

Whoa, that's a crazy way to get a whitewall? The integrity of the tire is diminished greatly through that, I'd go with the paint.
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regards to ww tires

whitewall tire r easy to make if you have a cosmo G-3000....this machine does all the work, makes a perfectly round whitewall, and the liquid rubber I use stays white for the life of the tire usually.....at least it has for me for 27 years now
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