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tyre markings

Post by Nate » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:45 pm

interesting article on the painted on markings on new tyres

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1191882440


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Re: tyre markings

Post by Junglist » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:22 am

Laughed when I saw the typo "VULVAnised"!


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Re: tyre markings

Post by Nate » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:31 pm

wow! someone actually read it! :hugegrin:


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Re: tyre markings

Post by Beddo88 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:55 am

Those are some big paragraphs. Get that feeling if you were to explain that to your mechanic/tyre fitter, they'd probably get a little insulted! Interesting read though.


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Post by Funky Diver » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:32 pm

True enough about the insult thing... BUT you could masquerade it as needing to be Scene. ;)

"Can you put the stripes on the outside and all the little yellow dots next to the valves please... I'm a sad git that likes uniformity" ;)



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Re: tyre markings

Post by Nate » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:26 am

to be fair, most tyre fitters will pick out a matching pair and fit them properly. i reckon if you were to ask them what the marks meant, as opposed to tell them what they mean, you may find you get a much more positive response


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Re: tyre markings

Post by Beddo88 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:30 am

You steam a good ham Nate. Gunna have to get some new tyres on the rear within the next month, so might ask and see if they can make it make sense for me :) lol


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Re: tyre markings

Post by Nate » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:58 pm

i get it at work all the time. you'd be amazed how much wrong information the general public has about cars. then when they tell me what is wrong with their car and i point out that they couldn't have driven off the motorway if their timing belt had broken they get all stressy with me and demand that i do this that or the other. makes me want to punch them in the face. or at least forget to tie their car onto the truck :whistle: but the ones who ask, i'll explain anything they want.


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Re: tyre markings

Post by Beddo88 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:04 pm

Don't you just love the public :D


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Re: tyre markings

Post by Nate » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:40 am

umm, no! i'd have a fantastic job if it weren't for the customers!


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Re: tyre markings

Post by Funky Diver » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:18 am

Nate wrote:umm, no! i'd have a fantastic job if it weren't for the customers!
Praise the truth!