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stangnut
05-10-2006, 08:23 AM
ok! so am i the only one out there who would like to have white letter tires available for my cobra? it's as if "they" don't make them anymore. i really like they way they look and i put them on all my other "classic" mustangs(sold them all,don't want to talk about it) that i have had in the past. i guess blackwall tires are the "new" trend. i guess if i am really desparate, i could just paint the letters. doesn't anyone have an opinion?

i realize now i posted this in the wrong forum--sorry!! can't figure out how to move or delete it

ausie
05-18-2006, 06:51 AM
It all depends on the tire. Most high performance tires are unidirectional so they would have to put the white rubber into the tire process on both sides. I think the more modern tires with white letters are done in some type of rubber paint (most light truch or suv tires are done that way). It would be possible to paint them yourself. I have seen (a while back) the white sidewall repair kit which was also advertised to refurbish the white letters on the tires as well. I had considered that as well but I am ok with just the black tires. The last time I had performance tires with white letters was on my 87 Escort GT.

I would not mind seeing the white letters return on the side wall. Since all of the new retro styled cars are entering the market, why not bring back some other things as well but in a modern form? I guess it all depends on the side wall profile. If it is too narrow, white lettering would probably not work too well, say on a 35 or a 40, but on a 70 they look at home. If you do decide to paint the letters, try it on the inner side wall first, if it seems to be too much at least you can hide it.

dewone
05-19-2006, 07:31 AM
I also liked the raised white lettering on the sports cars. Still have them on the Z28. If I remember correctly the tires came with the raised white on one side and the black on the other. Then they charged more to have them mount the white to the outside vs the black sidewall. Never did understand that. Inso far as to painting your existing, the process works well from what I've seen in the past but never doing it I don't know how long it will last.

johnbasf
05-19-2006, 08:36 PM
ok! so am i the only one out there who would like to have white letter tires available for my cobra? it's as if "they" don't make them anymore. i really like they way they look and i put them on all my other "classic" mustangs(sold them all,don't want to talk about it) that i have had in the past. i guess blackwall tires are the "new" trend. i guess if i am really desparate, i could just paint the letters. doesn't anyone have an opinion?

i realize now i posted this in the wrong forum--sorry!! can't figure out how to move or delete it


What forum would you like it in?

bluebyu
06-11-2006, 05:27 PM
At the Lowes show this past April my Brother was there and he had a few of his 57 Chevy Bel Air wheels painted to immulate the old white wall effect. A fella there with a booth done it. I think he charged like $25 a tire. I will ask my Brother and see if he may have gotten a business card from him. Who knows maybe he can steer you in the right direction.:thumbsup: