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Old 07-20-06, 04:17AM   #1
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Is there anything that removes the white letters on tires. Or should I just mark the letters that are not white. The front tires are blackwall and the rear tires are white letters. Not sure why I got them like that, but, thats what I got.
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Old 07-20-06, 06:37AM   #2
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Arnt they usual white on one side and black on the reverse? alternativly you could use a die grinder with a scotch brite pad and just gently sand the white off. Should have no probs doing it as i used to rework truck tires when i first left school
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Old 07-20-06, 06:07PM   #4
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When I did aftermarket auto parts, we used to sell a tire black that you painted on with a brush. I haven't seen it in a long time, but you may check your local parts store.
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The white is actually a layer of rubber and cannot be removed. If you have ever seen a tire that rubbed against a curb the black outer rubs off exposing the under layer of white and looks like a white wall. Like Chief said flip em around!
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The white is actually a layer of rubber and cannot be removed. If you have ever seen a tire that rubbed against a curb the black outer rubs off exposing the under layer of white and looks like a white wall. Like Chief said flip em around!
Absolutely correct!
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Old 07-23-06, 11:18PM   #7
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I saw a Dupli-Color commercial for some special paint pens to paint the letters yellow, white and another color which I can't remember.
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Mark, will tires fit in your CNC machine?
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Yes, Mike our cheif wheel designer works for us now who used to work for Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington.
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Not the rims... the tires, you could carve out your own letters and have a Strelka Built set of tires or machine a mold and make some recaps with the new lettering
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Yes, Mike our cheif wheel designer works for us now who used to work for Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington.
So are you going to make wheels?
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mike the machinist with the facial problems from his accident?
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