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Old 10-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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White Paint for Tires?

I've never had a tire with white wording on it before. I think I must of brushed a curb because I have very slight rub-off on one of the tires.

How do you restore the white paint? White out? White fingernail polish?
What works and is durable??

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Old 10-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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It's a Jeep, you just don't worry about it.

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Old 10-24-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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It's a Jeep, you just don't worry about it.
Sorry, but I like to wash and wax sometimes. Always wetshine the tires too. Now I have to add the white letter detailing to the task.

I found this on amazon for $4.70 free ship.

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Old 10-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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I've used those wax pens on white lettering before. it works pretty good, but, it has one draw back. Ya know when you swirl 2 colors together they make a new color (red paint mixed with blue paint makes purple paint).?. yeah, that wax pen does that. Once it starts to touch the black wall, gets dirty, it becomes dirty white to gray.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #5
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go to a craft or auto part store and buy a white paint pen, that has the ball inside like a spray paint can.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:25 PM   #6
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Actually the wite is a layer of rubber under the surface, sometimes you can take some sandpaper and remove the scuff and the white will look new.(Old Car Dealer Trick)
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The best results I have achieved is with the paint pens sold at welding supply houses. They are made to mark steel and hold up nicely.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #8
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Before you go painting the letters, take a rag and spray some Clorox Cleanup on it and rub the affected area. Maybe it'll come back with enough white to be acceptable. If it doesn't, then go ahead and paint, magic marker, or whatever it needs.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #9
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Sorry, but I like to wash and wax sometimes. Always wetshine the tires too. Now I have to add the white letter detailing to the task.

I found this on amazon for $4.70 free ship.
I bought something like that from O'Reillys. My wife scuffed up the lettering on one of the tires on a curb back in July. I removed the wheel, placed it on the kitchen counter (her idea) with an old towel underneath and told her to make it pretty again.

She did a pretty good job and the paint has held up nicely for over 3 months now.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #10
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Actually the wite is a layer of rubber under the surface, sometimes you can take some sandpaper and remove the scuff and the white will look new.(Old Car Dealer Trick)
This. Or like someone said cleaner. I use a brush with very stiff plastic bristles to get to the fresh white rubber.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #11
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Is that true that it's rubber and not paint? If it's rubber, then cleaning might work.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #12
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Yes. It is a small strip of white rubber molded into the tire. If scrubbing doesn't get the sand paper should. I keep a small sanding block with a sheet of wet/dry sandpaper on it right next to my cleaning stuff. I just hit the white letters real quick when washing. Bleach or paint would only be used when the rubber is stained pretty deep.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:06 PM   #13
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I've always used a brillo and/or wire brush.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #14
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Reverse the tires, black-walls out. No problem!
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #15
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