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Painting White Side Wall Tires

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  • Member since
    March, 2018
Painting White Side Wall Tires
Posted by Jimmy Razor on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 PM

I recently came across some reissues of the old Pyro "Table Top" series and absolutely love turning them into little gems.  I have run into one problem, though.  I seemingly cannot keep my hand steady enough to paint white side wall tires neatly.  Does anyone have a tip for this somewhat tedious task?  Can anything be used the mask the plastic tire so that one can paint a perfectly straight white ring around the wheel?

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:08 PM

I would like to suggest getting a circle template (available from Michael's, AC Moore, or an office supply store) and select a circle size that is appropriate for your tire and use a Jelly Roll white pen to draw your whitewall.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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    March, 2018
Posted by Jimmy Razor on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:48 PM

Thank you, Mr. Mike!


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