Old School Whitel letter tires

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Appearance' started by HCone, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. HCone

    HCone Gold Member

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    I have always liked OWL tires, but they are a rarity, especially in 20 inch.
    Obviously, the look is not for everyone, some prefer black walls, so if this bothers you, look away now.
    I have had good luck with Ranger Tire Paint in the past for touchup, so I said to heck with it, I'd try it on my spare rim/tires combo.
    If you are ADHD, this is not for you, it is about 2 hrs per tire, the first coat is just to get the paint on, do not worry about filling in or cutting the edges in, that will come in coats 2,3 and even 4. I let each coat dry overnight before continuing.You will need a few paint brushes, the paint will start to dry on the brush as you get about 1/2 way around the tire, so you will need another. Do not attempt this on used tires that have had tire dressing on them, if so, you need to do a heck of a cleaning job

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    after 3 coats and some touch up

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    I still have some edge cleanup to do and touch up here and there, but overall quite pleased with the result, The letters are actually recessed as opposed to raised, so it is a bit more difficult...but...patience grasshopper. Once they get some tire dressing on them , they will look great.

    The car is actually in storage until May, so no mounted pics, but they should look good with a black car.
     
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  2. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Did you apply that with a grease pencil?
     
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    I would have to see pic and I know your ride is in storage. I liked a previous post with yellow lettering
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Will it resist cracking and turning yellow from heat, like in the old days.
     
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    I have used before and it has held up well, these are my "play" tires, so i will be lucky to get a season out of them, so not worried about yellow, cracking?? time will tell, again, has held up well in past
     
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    I see it's paint in a can. Hummmm
     
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    Very nice HCone....looks good buddy.
     
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    Post some pictures when you have them on your car. I saw a white Hellcat that had white letter tires. I thought the combination looked great. I think black Hellcat with white letter tires would great as well. I'm not sure about Sublime:rolleyes:
     
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    Tire looks great. Will look good on black!
     
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    Will do, Car is stored until May, but I will update thread when it comes out to (look for) prey
     
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    Looks great! But, I'm a old guy that likes that old school look too! Lol...
     
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    Looks good!!!
     
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    Those look great, cause I too love white lettered tires. Found this cool website you guys might wanna check out! www.tredwear.com they sell rubberized lettering for that old school look and in different colors.
     
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    I think it looks great
     
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