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Old 09-23-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Making Whitewalls Black

Howdy, Boys:

I have a beautiful set of whitewalls on my '39. I wish to have blackwalls.

I figure I have two choices:

1) Turn them around and paint the whitewalls black with some kind of tire paint, or....

2) Do a trade. (Slim chance.)

What tips do you have for option #1?

Much obliged,

Mike Durhan
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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http://www.oldgarage.com/gallery/v/b...reblk.jpg.html

I used this product many years ago on raised white letters which I never cared for. The tires were on my un-fendered coupe, painted letters were on the inside and after a lot of miles and years still looked like the day I painted them. I'm sure DuPont doesn't make it any more, but if you can find it somewhere it's the best, bar none.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:27 PM   #3
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Rebal Sympathy .....................
I know the perfect product. Use BLACK STOVE POLISH. It might be hard to find, in the south. Ace Hardware will order it for you.
I used it on two tires, four years ago, and you still can not tell, they were once whitewalls.
Use plastic gloves. It won't come off your hands either !
It's also good for dressing black wall tires.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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Flat black Krylon spray paint. Turn the whitewalls to the inside and spray away. Simple and cheap....and lasts for years.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:51 PM   #5
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just saw the black stove polish online at Sears, i have also been looking for something to go blackwall.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:57 AM   #6
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I used apholstery dye.
I don't think good old Tire Black is made anymore.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #7
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Default Re: Making Whitewalls Black

A cheap way to accomplish the black wall look is something that you can pick up at most art and craft stores in small quantity's .

Acrylic black paint,,it dries flat and has the chemical properties to remain flexible,,meaning it will expand and contract as needed,,,don't use latex,it will peel in a heartbeat! HRP
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