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painting tyre letters

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by Shadowfax, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

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    @Sham,
    I did apply that wood varnish liquid. Still it stayed for like a month then it started to wear off here and there and i am sure this is because of the rubbing with the ground in pot holes and stuffs. Because this paint rub off is not even. It looks whereever the spot had hit with stones or rubbed off to the ground there the paint is gone.

    This time ill rub the surface with a bit of emery paper to make it a bit rough, that way paint will stay a bit more than on smoother surface.
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  2. Dilip_dmk

    Dilip_dmk Superiore

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    Delhi, India
    New Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.2
    My try on this :


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  3. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Regolare

    Awaiting your results


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  4. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Dont do it.
    That might have untested consequences. you are not suppose to rub them to make it coarse
  5. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

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    Well i thought of making the surface rough than its being smooth. Especially the embossed surface (Wordings) on tyre is smoother than the rest of the area. So just a smooth tiny rub wud make it a bit more rough. I thought!!
  6. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    The insides of the mould are coated with a release agent to enable the formed tyre to be released easily. The release agent on the contact area wears off pretty quickly, but that on the non-contact area - the area where the lettering is - takes a lot of time to wear off. This will not allow the paint to adhere properly. Rubbing the area with thinner and then cleaning with IPA before painting might improve adhesion.

    Rajan
  7. SHASHANKREDDY

    SHASHANKREDDY Superiore

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    HYDERABAD
    Hyderabad
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Tried on my Punto & Palio. Used Asian paint :)
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    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
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  8. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    i just got this idea and see if it will work.
    Pick up a can on white com-paint aerosol , mask off everything else and spray.
    I think it will look much better than actually paining .(whether it will stick to rubber or not is something to be seen)
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  9. gkabillan

    gkabillan Timido

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    Erode
    KUWAIT
    guys,go to stationery shop and ask for a paint marker.i think this will do the job.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  10. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    I had bought that also . Industry grade white markers that are used to label machines . But even that didn't work to my satisfaction.
    I'm still contemplating buying a white spray paint and trying my luck once again. lets see

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