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Lunajammer

Member Since 30 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 10:24 PM
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In Topic: Adhesive wide white walls

Yesterday, 04:51 PM

Sorry I mistakenly copied this to a wrong thread so this response may be doubled up to another thread but I think it's important to show my experience to vinyl stick ons.

 


Lunajammer, on 05 Jan 2014 - 5:13 PM, said:snapback.png


Peel and stick vinyl whitewalls is sometimes discussed on this forum as a cheap and attractive way to beautify tires. My experience is after a couple years they react with the tire vinyl and get ripply, wavy and need to be removed. If I remember later, I'll try to post some photos.

 

It only took half a year to get photos of what I tried to describe above, but this is what I've found happens in the long term to vinyl stick on white walls. There seems to be a reaction to the vinyl tires. They started turning to bacon just two or three years later. They'd have fallen off completely if they weren't pinched between the wheel and tire.

 

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In Topic: Long term effects

Yesterday, 04:44 PM



Peel and stick vinyl whitewalls is sometimes discussed on this forum as a cheap and attractive way to beautify tires. My experience is after a couple years they react with the tire vinyl and get ripply, wavy and need to be removed. If I remember later, I'll try to post some photos.

 

It only took half a year to get photos of what I tried to describe above, but this is what I've found happens in the long term to vinyl stick on white walls. There seems to be a reaction to the vinyl tires. They started turning to bacon just two or three years later. They'd have fallen off completely if they weren't pinched between the wheel and tire.

 

WavyWWs_zpsaa831b97.jpg


In Topic: 1969 Chevy Nova "Plain Jane"

Yesterday, 02:29 PM

Well done and very nostalgic. This is how they were for the first several years. I don't recall seeing them rodded out on the street until they became more affordable to the average driveway car guy a few years later. That six makes it ring true.


In Topic: Ready for some "Coaling"

Yesterday, 07:52 AM

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In Topic: 40 Ford Flat Bed "Old Henry"

Yesterday, 05:43 AM

Wow. Really well thought out and carefully crafted. Love the nose treatment, all 40 Fords should've had that.