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Old 30th April 2012, 10:47   #1
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"White Wall" Tyre Inserts by AutoRunner-white-walls-custom.jpg

Stick-on tyre inserts for the white-wall look are now available in the market. From the installation instructions, it appears that they work better with bias ply tires and not radials.

Sizes available:

10” for Bike
15” for Bike
15” for Cars

Profile compatibility : Side profile of the tyre should be in the range of 65 - 75 for most popular sizes (165 - 205mm tyres). If your tyre is of an unusual size, better to confirm compatibility before buying.

Cost = Rs. 500 a piece. Vintage car fans, in particular, might be very interested in the product. Installation instructions attached to the bottom of this post.

An alternative is high quality tyre paint, many of which are available online.

"White Wall" Tyre Inserts by AutoRunner-white-walls-1-custom.jpg

"White Wall" Tyre Inserts by AutoRunner-white-walls-2-custom.jpg

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"White Wall" Tyre Inserts by AutoRunner-white-walls-7-custom.jpg

If interested, and for more info, call Darryl on 9821047448 / dxmenezes@yahoo.co.uk
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Old 30th April 2012, 11:18   #2
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These will look good on an Amby or any vintage cars. I cannot picture any modern car to look good with "white walls" on their tiers. But hey, it's just me.
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Quite surprised, but it seems to look good on all the two wheelers. Not surprisingly, it looks B-A-D on the Figo (or is it Fusion?)!
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Quite surprised, but it seems to look good on all the two wheelers. Not surprisingly, it looks B-A-D on the Figo (or is it Fusion?)!
Its a fusion (also written on the door trim)
Though I agree it would look hopeless on any of the modern cars especially if you have alloys along.
This used to be very popular with Amby's, Matadors and vintage cars.
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Looks down right ugly, at least on the new age cars! May be this is more suited for cars in the Amby era, for the latest machines, a absolute no! Not everything looks cool if reintroduced again from a bygone era!
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Ugly or cute depends on individual perception . But its nice to see some one come up with this idea / engineering . Full marks to them .
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There should be a gap between the white strip and the wheels. Nice one though.
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Stick-on tyre inserts for the white-wall look are now available in the market. From the installation instructions, it appears that they work better with bias ply tires and not radials.
15 for Cars
If interested, and for more info, call Darryl on 9821047448 / dxmenezes@yahoo.co.uk
Thanks GTO.
Most Classic car lovers like me will go GAGA over them.
The word file is NOT opening/downloading & I have tried both, with my LAN & TATA PHOTON, connections. Can you CUT/PASTE the instructions here PLEASE.

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White walls doesn't really cut for modern cars as shown in the Fusion in the 1st pic.
The only cars looking good will be Amby, Padmini and Contessa.
But kudos for bringing the effort, another trend more likely to catch on will be the white painted lettering on the sidewalls, which will look good in almost all SUVs, pick up trucks.
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Can you CUT/PASTE the instructions here PLEASE.
Sure, here goes:

Installation recommendations

Our first & perhaps best recommendation is that you should find an experienced shop to install your new White wall for you. If however you choose to do it yourself, you will need the following readily available materials:

1) Solvent / degreasing agent. DON'T USE SOAP! IT MAKES THEM SLIP OUT

2) Course sandpaper - 36 grit or similar

3) One medium sized rubber mallet - wrap it in clear plastic or "saran" wrap to keep everything as clean as possible.

The first thing you need to do is remove the wheels from the vehicle. This can be done one at a time, with a standard shop floor jack, or all at once, with a full vehicle lift system.

Once the wheels have been removed, lay them flat on the floor. Tires must be deflated and loosened, without removing them from the rim.

► Next, the surface of the tire and the interior of the rim need to be carefully cleaned and dried. This can be achieved in a two-step process:

► Apply DEGREASER to a cloth and thoroughly wipe the tire and the inside edge of the rim, until all residue is removed. We've been told that brake cleaner works well.

► Next use a course grit sandpaper (36 grit or similar) to rough up the inside edge of the rim, by holding the sandpaper against the rim for 4 complete revolutions. Clean the tire and rim surfaces with thinner afterwards to remove any debris. This step is very important and cannot be skipped. The rim and tire need to be clean and dry prior to White wall installation. There should be no grease, oil, debris, or slick residue, between the White wall and the rim or tire.

► Once the rim has been cleaned and prepped, you are ready to install the White wall.

► Place the White wall on the tire with the edge of the tire and the White wall properly aligned. Partially inflate the tire. Be sure to check that the edge of the rim and the tire's circumference are properly aligned and that the White wall is staying under the edge of the rim. If this is not the case, release some pressure, and use the rubber mallet to pound the White wall into place. It should lay down flat against the tire and be level with the edge of the rim, with no gap between the White wall and rim.

► Inflate the tire gradually and check that the White wall is fitting properly against the tire and rim. If necessary, release some pressure again and pound the White wall down where needed. Continue this process until the proper tire pressure is achieved, with the White wall laying flat against the tire and level to the rim, with no gap between the White wall and the rim. Mount the wheel back onto the vehicle and repeat the process on the remaining wheels.

► Balancing weights need to be installed on the inside edge of the wheel...not over the White wall.

To make sure the White walls were installed properly, we recommend that the vehicle be driven no faster than 45 miles per hour for the first 50 miles after installation.

The lower the profile of a radial, the less likely you will be pleased with the results. Larger radials with a 75 profile seem to work fairly well, but we do not recommend trying them on many of today's popular 60 profiles and smaller.

For radials, we suggest the narrower widths, so they won't extend beyond the radius of the sidewall.

Installation is critical and the sidewalls have to be extremely clean to increase your success rate. We recommend a de-greasing agent, not a solvent be used to wipe between the tire and the rim to ensure that the area is very clean. DO NOT use a soapy compound, or the White walls will slip out during re-inflation. Do not use any glue or other adhesive. Further success may be achieved by keeping radial tires at maximum allowable inflation and with the use of inner tubes to firm up the sidewalls so they don't flex so much.
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My attempt at visualizing it!

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That activa looks superb. Too bad it is not available in 14 " size for cars. Are the white side walls washable,if they get dirty ?

It might look good on modern day cars as well.T he car chosen for demo, the fusion's body color green doesn't gel with the white.

Thank you vasanthn21 for the visualization.
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Boy is that ugly!!
And I expect to see a lot of cars coming out of karol bagh "modifiers" sporting this very soon.

I think these would look good only with wire wheels, and that too on a pre-80's shape.

PS:Vasanth, can you do a vis on a white car,new car, please?
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is the fiat size available ?
5.20 X14 size ??
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Here you go mayankk.

One with alloys, and the other with probably a complete black rim (I like this option)!

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