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White Letter Tire Markers #748455
May 16th 2019 2:33 pm
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Anybody ever use one of these markers to paint the faded white lettering on your tires. Also, any recommendation on a brand to buy. Ebay sells quite a few different brands of them. I searched my local auto parts stores today and nobody sells them.

Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: Meanmachine] #748475
May 16th 2019 5:16 pm
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I have the same question, been wondering what to use. Theres an actual thing called "white lettering whitener?"


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Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: Meanmachine] #748486
May 16th 2019 8:22 pm
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Not in 30 years. And what I could get back then did not work well.

Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: Meanmachine] #748501
May 17th 2019 8:36 am
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I've had good luck with this stuff on whitewalls. It used to be called "Westley's Bleach White", but apparently Black Magic bought them out?

I've also used Ajax and an S.O.S. pad with good results.

Westely's Bleach White

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Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: kursed] #748504
May 17th 2019 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by kursed
I've had good luck with this stuff on whitewalls. It used to be called "Westley's Bleach White",.....

Westely's Bleach White


yes! this with a STIFF Brush (Brass Tire brush if needed!) will do wonders.

I tried to paint the black letters on my new tires white... I scrubbed them with a wire brush and westleys, then a wire brush with blue dawn prior to painting the letters with an oil based paint marker. I let them dry for a few days. Man, it looked awesome....until the first time I cleaned them...paint started coming off immediately.


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Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: Meanmachine] #748524
May 17th 2019 1:48 pm
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Vouge has a white wall cleaner for their tires, i've been using that on my whites for years i prefer it a little more than the bleach white

Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: Meanmachine] #748525
May 17th 2019 3:03 pm
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Westley's for the win!
Um... I mean Black Magic?


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Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: Meanmachine] #748533
May 17th 2019 4:34 pm
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These tires are only 2 years old, and I can't get the black off of the white letters, no matter how many times I have tried. I started a thread a couple years ago about cleaning them. I have tried Westely's, Simple Green, Super-Clean, Comet, and several other cleaners, all scrubbing with a stiff bristle brush. It seems like the oil just keeps bleeding to the top of the white lettering. I bought 4 Cooper Cobra's at the time, two of the tires the lettering is nice and white, the other two just won't clean up. I remember guys using the white paint and markers in the 1970s and 80s on their muscle cars and never heard much good about the products. I thought with today's technologies, they may have made something better that would stick or stay on.

Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: Meanmachine] #748565
May 18th 2019 9:46 am
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Staunton, VA
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Worse that can happen is it would come off I guess. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.

Re: White Letter Tire Markers [Re: Meanmachine] #748655
May 20th 2019 8:33 pm
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I did some searching and found out people are using Goo-Gone cleaner to clean the white letters. Tried some and it cleaned the letters up quite nice, will have to wait and see if they turn black again. A tire guy told me the tires are leaching oil into the white letters due to an ozone chemical protectant in the rubber to stop dry rot from the elements. That may be a bit true, as several times I have scrubbed them back to white, only to have them start getting black in a couple months. It seems nowadays more people are turning the white letters in and have the blackwalls out.

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