Can the White side walls be painted on tires? I can't get the yellow off of mine.
White wall formula paint is still available, a google search should help you find a supplier.
Steve: To get whitewalls white again, I use the purple Super Clean from Walmart @ full strength. Apply with a spray bottle and use a brush to scrub the tire. Rinse with water and you are done.
When I redid my Packard, I put whitewalls on it because that's what I saw on so many restored old cars.
But over the years I noticed that in factory photos, advertising, and period photos of cars on the street, whitewalls were uncommon.
In this 1943 photo most cars have blackwalls.
I realize the early cars had white and gray tires, but after tires went black I think white sidewalls were comparatively rare, especially in the case of a cheap car like a Ford. I think the next tires I put on the Packard will be plain old black sidewalls, just like my T's.
The model A guys pretty much agree that no model A ever left the factory with white walled tires.
Whitewalls were a fad. Still are.
In the early V8 days Ford sold Ford brand tires that were white on both sides.
I think they all look better with black walled tires.
If the car is one color, the wheels are another and the main part of the tires are black you've got too many colors. It makes the car and its trim just too busy.
Most all black cars look good with white walls, especially if the car has black wheels.
When I worked at a Nash garage in the early '50s, whitewall tires were definitely rare on new cars.
I've never tried it on tires, but I've had excellent results with the products shown below for changing the color of vinyl, plastics, and automobile carpet: