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Old 03-28-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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Blacking out raised white letters?

I ordered a set of wheels and tires; GY MT/R Ks and I'm afraid they will be mounted with the white letters out. So without turning them around, what works to black out the letters? I doubt a Sharpie would last a week, any suggestions?

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:15 PM   #2
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Just tell them to mount the OWL in...... Sharpie will turn purple and look like crap in a day.....

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Somebody needs to clue Goodyear into the fact that most of us hate the white lettering. Hey dip$hits, get with the program and either ditch the white lettering or offer both. With the old MTRs it didn't matter but the new ones are supposed to be mounted with the white out due to the new tread pattern . . . at least according to Goodyear.
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Whether they show or not, white letters look good. Trust me. check out my 33's.
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I'm a fan of the white letters myself, they make a tire "paint" that is suppose to make your tires really nice looking and I'm sure it would cover the white lettering if you hate it that much, can't remember it's called off the top of my head, tire black maybe im sure google would know for sure lol

Edit: look at Forever Black Tire Gel, might be what your looking for!
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I'm a fan of the white letters myself, they make a tire "paint" that is suppose to make your tires really nice looking and I'm sure it would cover the white lettering if you hate it that much, can't remember it's called off the top of my head, tire black maybe im sure google would know for sure lol
what CAN'T Google find? lol
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what CAN'T Google find? lol
My current location on my iPhone haha it's off by like a block, anyway edited my last post, that should help
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My current location on my iPhone haha it's off by like a block, anyway edited my last post, that should help
My street on Google earth is like 1/2 mile off
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Just tell them to mount the OWL in...... Sharpie will turn purple and look like crap in a day.....
Yeah, the thing is GY recommends them mounted a certain way, it might not matter though. I'll keep the white letters before purple ones!

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Somebody needs to clue Goodyear into the fact that most of us hate the white lettering. Hey dip$hits, get with the program and either ditch the white lettering or offer both. With the old MTRs it didn't matter but the new ones are supposed to be mounted with the white out due to the new tread pattern . . . at least according to Goodyear.
Well said! Offering both would certainly make everyone happy.

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Whether they show or not, white letters look good. Trust me. check out my 33's.
I've had white letters out before, I don't hate them its just that my TJ is completely blacked out, white letters would stand out like a sore thumb in my opinion.

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I'm a fan of the white letters myself, they make a tire "paint" that is suppose to make your tires really nice looking and I'm sure it would cover the white lettering if you hate it that much, can't remember it's called off the top of my head, tire black maybe im sure google would know for sure lol

Edit: look at Forever Black Tire Gel, might be what your looking for!
Thanks for the suggestion but as far as I can tell, Forever black seems to be intended to rejuvenate gray looking tires.

I see where Dupli-color has paint pens specifically designed for letters. The colors offered: Red, yellow and white ! Great.
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I'd have them turned around then paint them....the only thing worse than white letters out is white letters in and you can still see um lol

The cheapest flat black paint you can find will match perfectly. I have done it for years.
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just bought forever black a month ago, after 10 coats on each tire it did cover up the white lettering. looked great for a month but now the white letters are coming back up. the tires still look good though
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Scrape of the white lettering on some rocks!
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #13
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Update: After waiting a month, long story, they finally arrived. The white letters were huge and looked goofy. The solution, flat black spray paint. It blends perfectly and it cost 1$. I'm taking it out on the trails to get them dirty tomorrow. Thanks for all the replies!
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Somebody needs to clue Goodyear into the fact that most of us hate the white lettering. Hey dip$hits, get with the program and either ditch the white lettering or offer both. With the old MTRs it didn't matter but the new ones are supposed to be mounted with the white out due to the new tread pattern . . . at least according to Goodyear.
I have a brand new set of MTR's...no white lettering??
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@phil05lj Let us know how the flat black paint turns out after awhile, would like to know it cracks later on.
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@phil05lj Let us know how the flat black paint turns out after awhile, would like to know it cracks later on.
I will. Heck, even if it does crack or fade, it only takes a few minutes to re-spray it and at a dollar a can, that's a pretty easy thing to do while waiting for the oil to drain, I'll consider it part of my maintenance routine !
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:54 PM   #18
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I have a brand new set of MTR's...no white lettering??
KBR97, check the date on your tire when they were made. Look at the last #s, they are located under the first "R" in "WRangler", Two of mine were made on January, 01 2011, the other two were made in April 2010. That kinda pisses me off that two of my "new tires" are already a year old, and now they are on a national back order!!! WTF? Oh well, what can you do... Maybe they made the hideous raised white letters standard at a certain production date, those a- holes... If your tires are pre- April 2010, they may not have been made with the white letters. Your lucky but then again if you just bought them, they are more than a year old.
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When I was in the Airforce we would use black spray paint on the aircraft tires and chrome paint on the wheels, the paint on the tires would crack and begin too look pretty rough within 2 weeks or so, but the aircraft tires don't last very long. We'd be changing them out within a couple weeks so it didn't matter. but you'll be having those tires more than a couple weeks. It might look pretty gaudy a year or 2 down the road.
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There are paint pens in assorted colors, they work well on raised white letter tires, i've used white, red and green. I've never noticed if they come in black. most craft or model stores have them.
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There are paint pens in assorted colors, they work well on raised white letter tires, i've used white, red and green. I've never noticed if they come in black. most craft or model stores have them.
Thanks for the advise , I tried a regular paint pen but it would take forever. The spray paint is cheap and quick to do so I'll spray them again if need be. I got the tires muddy today anyway so I may just let that mud blend in, no one will ever know the letters were white !

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