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    White writing on tyre

    My tyres need changing soon, I was thinking of buying white tyre markers and painting the writing white. What do you think? Would it look good? or should I leave that for lightning mcqueen lol. Has anyone done it before? My car is currently PD matte white.

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    I gotta say I think that looks quite good actually. At least the example in that picture does. Can you clean it off easy if it looks crap? Is so, why not just give it a go?

    The size of the lettering might be a factor too. The Toyo is quite large. Small lettering might look worse. I'll be interested in seeing the results mate.
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    Use to do this on my previous motorbikes but never thought about doing it on the car.

    Lightning McQueen was awesome lol

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    Lovely car, but white lettering on tyres is a bit chavvy imho.

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    Its permanent, so once I do it and it looks *** I'm ******

    Andy any tips? What did you use? Bring on Cars 3! lol

    Really...? Chavy? you think so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipe View Post
    Its permanent, so once I do it and it looks *** I'm ******

    Andy any tips? What did you use? Bring on Cars 3! lol

    Really...? Chavy? you think so?
    seen as your tyres need changing soon, why not do it to your current tyres first, then if it looks **** then once you get your new tyres leave them black,

    as for the pic above it looks quite good, is it a photoshop? there just looks to be too much tread for a r888 tyre

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    Paint them and if they look dump simply change front left tyre to front right, rear left to rear right and hey presto the writing vanishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by box500 View Post
    Paint them and if they look dump simply change front left tyre to front right, rear left to rear right and hey presto the writing vanishes.
    You can't do that on directional tyres!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipe View Post
    Its permanent, so once I do it and it looks *** I'm ******

    Andy any tips? What did you use? Bring on Cars 3! lol

    Really...? Chavy? you think so?

    Do the spare tyre first and see what you think, if you like it then do it. for the bike you could get a proper pen from deamon tweaks to do. I'd imagine it would take a bit of time to do all 4 tyres though.

    On bikes I actually like the look of it and its popular but not see it done on a car, unless you watch cars lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nluk100 View Post
    You can't do that on directional tyres!
    Think about it a bit more I said swap tyres not wheels

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    Looks smart!! i have done it before on numerous tyres and its not permanent. Mines usualy came off after a few weeks hard driving but an alloy wheel brush or similar with some paint thinner and hey presto. I plan to do mine in yellow next time i have a brand of trye i wouldnt mind people seeing. remeinds me of the old scalextrix car tyres.

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    Im my opinion, from that angle that car looks as perfect as perfect can get. Love they tyres, I would defiantly have them on mine.
    I dont think it looks chavvy.
    That said, while i'm writing this i'm wearing joggers and a hoody. I'm starting to fear I may be a closet chav.
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    DO IT!!

    I love it even if others dont, and I'm seriously considering doing it to mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by box500 View Post
    Think about it a bit more I said swap tyres not wheels
    I just did, lol - directional tyres are marked with outside therefore the white writing would still be on the outside regardless of which corner you put it on :-)

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    White writing on tyre

    It's not a Nascar so leave them black lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nluk100 View Post
    I just did, lol - directional tyres are marked with outside therefore the white writing would still be on the outside regardless of which corner you put it on :-)
    My directional tyres are marked left and right, box500's reply makes sense to me, if you had a left hand side tyre(pass) and it said outside when situated on the left hand side, but then you put it on the right hand side (drivers) it would still say outside on the outside but the direction of tread would of changed, and would run in the wrong direction,

    i think there marked outside/inside for no directional, and left and right for directional tyres,

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    Looks like something a chav would do on his Corsa IMO, sorry mate.

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    In the days of the motor shows such as Earls Court many manufacturers had the tyre makes name painted in white, just check out some old pictures. Note also how many of the F1 teams polish and buff and paint the siedewalls on their transporters, Jackie Stewart in particular was almost paranoid on the subject when he ran his own F1 team.
    Keeping the tyres sidewalls as clean as the rest of the car is often overlooked and highlighting the tyre branding is a nice way of proving that the owner has done a proper job. Not in the least bit Chavy, a term incidentally that is now just a sad worn out cliche.

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    do it with chalk during a dry day and if you like it go for it with decent paint, otherwise if you dont like it then just wash the chalk off easy solution
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    White writing on tyre

    Looks awesome IMO.
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    Chalk? I'll give it a try, Will it make a solid white colour on the tyre though? Bought some tyre pen markers of the bay. Done some research, apparently I have to remove each wheel to paint because the ink is very runny.

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    you dont need to remove the wheel. you can control the amount of paint that comes out quite easily infact most of the time it dries up rather than running. the one thing i would definatley do is make sure the bit of the tyre you want to paint is closest to the wheel arch to avoin ground clearence issues.

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    oh ok cool cheers

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    White writing on tyre

    I must admit, I dont like the sound of the idea, but the car in the OP looks great, though the writing on those tyres Isn't white from the look of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipe View Post
    Chalk? I'll give it a try, Will it make a solid white colour on the tyre though? Bought some tyre pen markers of the bay. Done some research, apparently I have to remove each wheel to paint because the ink is very runny.
    yh just blackboard chalk easy to rub off just to look at just incase you hate it, also if you go through with it upload some pics please i might want to do it also :P
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    Tipex would do the same job as to give you an idea of what it actually looks like & would come off quite easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nluk100 View Post
    I just did, lol - directional tyres are marked with outside therefore the white writing would still be on the outside regardless of which corner you put it on :-)
    Thanks, yes I forgot some tyres are asymmetrical..

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    That OP pic looks awesome.

    I'd say go for it as long as your tyres aren't Maragonads Ditch Finders
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    Like I said before, do the spare and then doesn't matter if you don't like it, stick it back in the boot and forget about it

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    White writing on tyre

    Not something I would do.

    Best reserved for an american muscle car or off road jeep wrangler in my opinion.
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    i'm not a fan to be honest but each to their own and all that

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    White writing on tyre

    I think it looks cool, gives a bit of a race car look.
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    Found a marker last night, did this before work today. I love stickers so to me it looks good. Might color in more when the marker from ebay arrives. Can anyone recommend any tyres that have a nice wall design





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    I think it suits the black car but white on white just looks a little tacky to me... Not a fan on the white car...
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    White writing on tyre

    Quote Originally Posted by br20vt View Post
    Looks like something a chav would do on his Corsa IMO, sorry mate.
    Some GIRL has done it to her old shape Corsa near me....haha

    DON'T do it!!

 

 

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