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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:24 AM

Very carefully! Using the pen Daniel linked to is just that, a pen. But you need a steady hand! And good prep work!


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 08:02 AM

I would use whitewall tire paint. There are various brands on the market.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 10:30 AM

The 1987 Bolens "A.J. Foyt Signature Edition" tractor had raised white letter tires mounted on chrome wheels.

 

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Pay no attention to the asking price...the guy is an idiot for asking that much


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Tire paint, black and white and then later red, used to come in quart cans. You would clean the tires with soap and water and then clean them again with alcohol. The letters or area you wanted to paint then had to be scuffed up with steel wool. I did many, many, tires like that. I even did my son's trike when he was born. You just knew that you were going to scuff it on a curb or something, so I always carried a can in my car or truck. Here is the only GT tire is saw with white letters. Looks nice if you can get the rest of the tire dark black..                                                                                                                                                                      Roger

 

 

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That picture actually answers what would have been my next question Roger. I was wondering if you would outline just the tire manufacturers name, or if you would outline the tire series as well. No offense Chris, but I like both, the manufacture and the tire series outlined, rather than just the manufacturer. 


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 11:20 AM

OldB, Thanks for the picture, as those tire sizes are more of what Caleb will have on his tractor, with the exception of his having tri-rib fronts. However, I like the white lettering better than the Nascar yellow letting. 



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Posted December 02, 2014 - 12:19 PM

I remember doing this to the first lawn tractor we had at home. A Craftsman 12hp LT. I used paint and I thought it looked pretty good but it was 35 years ago so I don't remember exactly how I did it.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 03:42 PM

Al the (Panzer Guy)has raised white letters on his rear tires.
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Posted December 04, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Found a picture of a simplicity with white lettered tires. I like it!

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