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White letter tyres

Post by goaferboy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:08 am

Anyone know where I can get some tyres with white lettering? I'm having a few difficulties finding some in the right size (165/60/14 or whatever. I'd rather not have to go higher profile, I want slammage too!)

Alternatively, anyone know if the letters on a tyre can be painted? What would be best to paint it with?



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Re: White letter tyres

Post by the edmundator » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:10 am

You can get tyre paint... not sure where though. Never seen any tyres except off-road ones with white lettering these days.


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Re: White letter tyres

Post by goaferboy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:14 am

Just noticed that I need 185, not 165. Will search again!


Edit: No joy.



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Re: White letter tyres

Post by Nate » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:57 am

get decent tyres then paint the letters on

http://www.tyreart.co.uk/


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Re: White letter tyres

Post by goaferboy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:02 am

I think that's the best bet. I've just ordered one of those paint pen things and I'll give it a try on an old set to see how well it works. Then I'll get my steelies painted black and give it a proper go on some spangly new tyres.

Although looking at yours with the non painted steelies, I'm quite liking that!



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Re: White letter tyres

Post by Mr Funk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:25 am

That looks really good.


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Re: White letter tyres

Post by Funky Diver » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:55 pm

I was gonna say you can get tyre paint pens, very similar to touch up pens, from most decent autofactors, hellfrieds being one of them.



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Re: White letter tyres

Post by Nate » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:55 am

i have used the tyreart stuff and it is good. would reccommend using the tyre black first - the white seems to go on better if you do.

interestingly, when i firs posted up that i had done this (sarah had done it for me) everyone said it looked cack. funny how opinions change, innit? :hugegrin:


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Re: White letter tyres

Post by 81GTi » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:57 am

the French market only Mk1 SL came with white lettered tyres....
linked from Dr Dubs Scirocco Storm site

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when I bought my SL obviously the white lettered tyres were no longer on the car but in the boot.....

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Re: White letter tyres

Post by Nate » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:37 am

i originally bought the stuff for doing my truck with, but decided it would be much easier if the tyres weren't on the truck, and they wouldn't take them off just so i could be a tart :hehe:


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Re: White letter tyres

Post by goaferboy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:33 am

I gave it a test run on my current tyres. I only did one logo on each tyre in case I ran out of paint.

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To be honest, the paint seems shit. Just like Tippex. It comes off with a bit or a scratch with my nail. Do I just have crap paint, or is there a certain way to apply it. I just slapped it on really.



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Re: White letter tyres

Post by booboo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:37 pm

hi mate its a bit of a long shot but with my 68 thunderbird (below) i went to north hants tyres - northantstyres.co.uk i think as they do tyres for yank cars which have the white letters - they might be able to help as they do an awfull lot of tyre types and theyre not that expensive either.
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Re: White letter tyres

Post by goaferboy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:23 am

Thanks for that. I think I looked at their website when I was searching for white letter tyres. I don't think they stock any in the size I need, although I might try emailing them since they're local (ish).



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Re: White letter tyres

Post by LEEP » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:17 pm

i like it fella :hugegrin:


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Re: White letter tyres

Post by booboo » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:38 pm

i liked it too untill the bloody thing decided it didnt enjoy cornering,braking or anything else except for going like double pamphlet when i was entering an S bend ! - so far ive worked out its gonna be about 5k to fix :-(


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