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"whiting" Raised Letters on Tires


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#1 Bruce Poage

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:36 PM

So what is the latest thinking on the best way to paint the raised lettering on tires. I thik somewhere I read someone was putting a coat of white acrylic on an old CD and then "stamping" the tire sidewall on the white. Reaction?? My wife uses a white pencil to mark seam, etc. location when sewing. Just looking for ideas. Thanks to this think tank as usual.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:23 PM

Get a white pastel stick from a craft store and rub it over the raised letters. A shot of clear flat to seal it. Clean deal!

#3 Jantrix

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:09 AM

I have done it two ways.

1/ A sparp toothpick and some white acrylic paint.

2. A Gelly Roll white gel pen from Michaels.

With a steady hand you can get good results with either. This was done with the toothpick.

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#4 Monty

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:31 PM

Get a white pastel stick from a craft store and rub it over the raised letters. A shot of clear flat to seal it. Clean deal!



I've got a friend who did a set of the Monogram Goodyear GT Radials (outline letters) with a white charcoal pencil. He said you just lightly scuff the surfaces, rub the pencil across the scuffed surfaces and carefully seal with a clear flat. His were the most realistic version of that tire I've ever seen.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:06 PM

I;ve had good results with a pencil eraser,,dab a real thin layer onto the eraser than dab onto the letters

#6 Drake69

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:33 PM

I'll have to try that white charcoal pencil idea next time.

I can't paint it on and I can't toothpick it on. Both attempts look like a child's crayon art class.