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Old 14th June 2008, 15:07   #16
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That's a pretty neat job man..I was thinking of writing to Bridgestone and suggesting to them to have it printed on the sidewall-much easier...
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Old 15th June 2008, 21:42   #17
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This is what i did on ma Esteem...

I first painted it with some fabric paint that was in the house. The next morning when the car was washed, 50% of the paint just disappeared.

I have the habit of washing the car everyday and the tyres will be washed with a brush.

Then i bought Oil paint and painted it and allowed it to dry. After exposed to 4 washes, i painted a second coat. Its been there for 3 months now.
However, it starts to become dull after about 2 months

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Old 16th June 2008, 15:37   #18
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Deepak, Why don't you provide more details like:
  • Where in Chennai can we get these?
  • What's the cost
  • What colors are available and what's the process to apply these paints
  • How long will these last
It will help a lots of fellow members if these details are available

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Old 16th June 2008, 15:42   #19
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Need some info on bangalore too !!

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Old 16th June 2008, 15:52   #20
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i used normal oil paint(used to paint metal gates and windows) and it lasts well (around 2 to 2 1/2 months).

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Hi Su47, just curious - which option did you finally decide upon ? I'm considering going the same way too, thought I could piggy-back on your experience
I painted the sidewall letters on the spare wheel which is mounted on tailgate of Safari. I used correction fluid pen as suggested by someone here and realized a couple of things:

1. If you are filling inside letters (MICHELIN for example), it is doable. But, if you try writing over raised letters, incredible skill level would be required.
2. It takes quite some time to do multiple coats on a single tyre itself.
3. The result was 'too white' for my liking, and it went dirty pretty soon.
4. You cant wash the wheels with a brush, for if you do, it will peel off the paint.

If you use a tyre paint, it might stick well to the sidewall requiring lesser maintenance. Anyway, the best way is to get the tyres which have RWL

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Old 18th June 2008, 09:36   #22
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i painted my cars tyre with white paint used in house for painting metal parts and it lasted for a long time . although i replaced all those tyres with new set of alloys and new tyres but i still have the spare tyre the same and the paint is still there though the paint is not glossy now but it is still visible.
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Old 18th June 2008, 16:29   #23
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Deepak, can you post a picture of how these tyre paints/pens look like and what colors do you have? Also would it be possible for you to ship something to Bangalore?
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i want a tyre marker or pen. Any ideas as to which shop @ opera house will stock it?
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Old 30th September 2009, 00:53   #25
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i want a tyre marker or pen. Any ideas as to which shop @ opera house will stock it?
The marker pen paints wont even last a week. I had done some searching on this a year ago and found that the only lasting solution as claimed by many vintage car restorers was something called White tire paint by a guy from finland called Örn Siguršsson . You can read more about it here White Tire Paint

IN fact at the time had spoken to someone in Chennai who said he had it in stock but quoted Rs.1,500 for a can which IMHO was a bit sreep compared to the quotes I'd got on E-mail from the manufacturer.
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Old 30th September 2009, 00:56   #26
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Ive used the marker pens on my Advans once before,they lasted nearly three months and i was impressed.but at 500 bucks for the pen id rather not buy it again.
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Anyone heard of Sakura Solid marker? I just saw their ad in ET inviting dealers (think so)?. they are calling it Industrial marker with wide variety of application and has so many colour options. They also mentioned tyre marking in the application.
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Old 16th March 2010, 00:52   #28
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i used normal oil paint(used to paint metal gates and windows) and it lasts well (around 2 to 2 1/2 months).
I tried painting the sidewall letters today with white Oil Paint. Here are the results.
Bare in mind that the only encounter I've had with Art (Drawing/Painting) is while doing Engineering Drawing

Comments, suggestions, criticism all Welcome.

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Old 16th March 2010, 08:28   #29
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Looks neat, but michelin text size is too small I think. Cool looking alloys!!
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Looks neat, but michelin text size is too small I think. Cool looking alloys!!
Thanks Latheesh. I thought the same after the paint job, but thats something i cant change. What I plan to do though is leave it for a week and see how this coat holds up. Then will put another coat of paint and that time I plan to color the letters " XM1 " also. I think it'll compliment the michelin test size pretty well.

Will keep this thread updated.

Thanks again , you have some cool looking alloys on your Sparky yourself!!
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