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White painting your tire letters. The easy way.

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White painting your tire letters. The easy way.
Posted by tbone on Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:06 AM

Hi folks. Here's an easy and effective way to get your white paint on those tiny little letters on your tires so they will look like they should from the factory. Just put a very small layer of white paint on a piece of wax paper or tin foil and gently put your tire down evenly on that. Not too much pressure - Just enough to make the transfer. Works like a charm. Can't ever do it with a brush. http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tslaw1/Photo%201_zpsox24bb1b.jpg?t=1496991489

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Posted by High octane on Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:33 PM

I'm gonna hafta try that trick, and make sure that it's acrylic paint otherwise it won't dry.

High octane

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:20 AM

I've tried that a few times & have never had the results I expected.

One of my problems was always trying to get the correct amount of paint.

Tires with "outlined" lettering always wound up with the inside of the letters filled with paint.

From the look of your example, your having the same problem.

The center of the letters, like the O's & the G have filled with white paint when they should be black.

Another issue can be that if the tire's sidewall is "convex" with the letters curving around it some what, it can be nearly impossible to get the letters to contact the paint evenly.

 

Steve

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    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:59 AM

You make some good points there, but I'll have to try it anyway, as painting the letters by hand with a brush or toothpick is kinda difficult for me.

High octane

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:53 PM

High octane

You make some good points there, but I'll have to try it anyway, as painting the letters by hand with a brush or toothpick is kinda difficult for me.

 

It is tough.

I don't do a lot of white letters, but when I do, I wind up just painting them with a brush.

 

Steve

 

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:55 PM
This is one of those things that I'm not really looking forward to. I'm afraid I'm going to mess them up regardless of which method I try. Before I joined the forum and started reading all the different ways to paint whitewalls, I came up with something I wanted to try. I had thought about coating an eraser on the end of a pencil with the white paint, then carefully touching the eraser to the letters, one or two at a time. I may still try that.

Steve

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:15 PM

smhardesty
I had thought about coating an eraser on the end of a pencil with the white paint, then carefully touching the eraser to the letters, one or two at a time. I may still try that.
 

That sounds like a great idea, Steve.

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Trevor

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  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by gbk1 on Sunday, June 18, 2017 11:45 AM

Thnaks for the tip and discussions. I have this issue right now and I'll try some of these.

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