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Misc Build: Spray Painted the Tire letters using Flex Seal in Yellow

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Old 01-06-2016, 01:32 PM
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Cool Spray Painted the Tire letters using Flex Seal in Yellow

Ok I have been toying with this for some time and wondered how I could make it work.
I purchased a 5th Diamond Cut wheel for a Spare so I can get rid of the donut spare in the Trunk.

Then I taped off the letters on the Tire and used Flex Seal Rubberized paint to paint them. The result is a nice even color. Check it out.
Maybe I can find a Stencil already made up so I can use it, only problem is the Goodyear letters are different sizes, on the Tires. Maybe I can make an Eagle stencil lettering?

Any Way I taped it off using 1/8th wide detail masking tape and then went to a Blue masking tape afterwards. Seemed to work well, Then I used a bunch of Newspaper to cover everything else up.

They say the FlexSeal is liquid Rubber in a Can, so we will see how well it works.
And if I get tired of the Yellow I can probably use the White on top of the Yellow with no problem.
White Tire letters have been something available since the 60's we had Poly-glass and Wide Ovals, Factory made or Home made the letters, are subject to constant cleaning and touchup.
 
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:11 PM
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Looks great "Dale". Must have tried your patients getting that masking tape lined up around the letters...LOL.

Nice "Old School" look.

Are you gonna' do that to the rest of the tires if you can't find a stencil?
 
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:10 PM
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Looks Nice..


Here's what I used on my tires..













 
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:19 PM
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Drivernumber3 and Jerry, both products used look sharp. And Jerry, how long have you been running with the yellow letters you did? Have you had to touch them up or has that "marker" held up?
 
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:54 AM
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Looks great "Dale". Must have tried your patients getting that masking tape lined up around the letters...LOL.

Nice "Old School" look.

Are you gonna' do that to the rest of the tires if you can't find a stencil?
I think so but now that winter is here its more difficult to work on them.
 
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Looks really neat, atta try it on my monte now.
 
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Seems to be a "new" trend within the past season, I was thinking of going with white for my tires this summer. But if I did, I'd use a pen. They seem much easier than paint, and that's what I've seen everyone else do.
 
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Wow, that looks really nice! I gotta do that when I get new tires soon.
 
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:18 PM
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Seems to be a "new" trend within the past season, I was thinking of going with white for my tires this summer. But if I did, I'd use a pen. They seem much easier than paint, and that's what I've seen everyone else do.
I tired the Pen paint as well but wasn't covering the letters like I wanted.
I guess Sharpie makes a good Paint Pen but you should use the Oil base instead of water based.
So I am just experimenting this seemed to turn out better.

I also tried to tape over the letters with the blue tape and then cut them out, but that didn't work as well. Anyway this is one of five.
 
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Originally Posted by The_Maniac View Post
Drivernumber3 and Jerry, both products used look sharp. And Jerry, how long have you been running with the yellow letters you did? Have you had to touch them up or has that "marker" held up?
They last about 3 months then I have to recoat them ..
First time it takes three coats ..
 

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