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GG Gregory
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Strange tire question

Post by GG Gregory » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:13 pm

Ok, I have black wall tires on wire wheels on my 27 Roadster except the spare which is a whitewall. The reason I got the whitewall was because it was a great price. My question is what can I use to dye the whitewall to black ? Of course I want to use something that doesn’t leach off onto any painted surface. I have a tire cover but you can see the inside edge of the whitewall.


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Re: Strange tire question

Post by tman1913 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:20 pm

quick search found this never used any myself.

https://www.millertire.com/products/tir ... ire-paint/


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Re: Strange tire question

Post by Humblej » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:34 pm

Take the tire off and remount it with the whitewall to the back side of the wheel. Black tire dressing over the white should hide it ok on the back.


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Re: Strange tire question

Post by Larry e rutt » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:56 pm

Shoe polish


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Re: Strange tire question

Post by Adam » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 pm

There is special spray paint for vinyl dashboards & upholstery. It should work fairly well for your spare. It’s available thru most any auto parts supplier. Follow the directions on the can.

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Re: Strange tire question

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:34 pm

This is a current string on Fordbarn re tire paint;
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278336
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Re: Strange tire question

Post by GG Gregory » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:02 pm

Thanks everyone!

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