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Old 12-07-2003, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default TIRES, white wall tech

I dunno if anybody knows this already. Wide white walls? Why buy them when you can make them. No paint, grindin. Buy skinny whitewalls, the take a sander and sand the black off around the white wall, be careful though, underneath the white there is more black. You can make your whitewalls about 2 inches or so wider by doing this. The process is kinda like buffing. Practice on some spare tires and you will soon get the hang of it. It cheaper then buying wide whites!! Here are some pics of cars that have it done to it!!
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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Heres another rod woth them grinded out!!
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:28 PM   #3
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heres my first car!!you can put wide whites on anything. I grinded these whitewalls out too!!
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: white wall tech

I have a set of thin whites, will have to try. What are you using to sand and what grit?
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:44 PM   #5
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i use a really old sander/polisher. I use maybe 40 grit or so, using that u can see scratches in the white wall. You can probably use any grit you would like it would just take longer. You can also do this on white lettered tires!!! Nate
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:50 PM   #6
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I seen a truck at James Dean this year that he did the same thing. His looked a little rough but he said he did not spend much time on them. But from a distance they looked ok.
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:52 PM   #7
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Default Re: white wall tech

what if the white wall is raised? Can you sand it flush and will it still have white? Do you just sand from the inside edge and inward, or the outside too? How thick is the white inderneath the black?

DAMN this is cool if it will actually work for me, Thanks!

by the way, I HATE that car and LIKE it at the same time just cause of the idea and comedy, those functional pipes and spots?
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:54 PM   #8
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got any more pics of that first car..??

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Old 12-07-2003, 08:56 PM   #9
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When you sand the white wall you sand the raised whitewall and sand them together i geuss you can say. I start on the black. The white is not that thick underneath the black so dont keep it in one place at a time. Yuo will learn if you practice. Thats my vw golf, it had all white fur and leapord interior! I dont have it anymore sold it. Nate
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:57 PM   #10
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here some more pics of that merc. Its my friends Dave Paras out of mass!! Nate
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Old 12-07-2003, 08:59 PM   #11
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I got the chance to drive this. It has a 350 with a 4 speed standard!! One of my favs!! Nate
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:01 PM   #12
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i have more, but heres the last one ill post!! Nate
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:01 PM   #13
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Man, that sounds preeety cool.
Can you possibly take some pics of the process?
Maybe with some pics of the tools involved? I can figure it out from what you have written, but It would be easier if you SHOWED me.

Cool post.
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:03 PM   #14
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i can but i would have to get my sisters digital camera, and that would be a few days. Pm me whoever wants pics and ill try to get some to you!! Nate
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:12 PM   #15
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this has come up a few times before, i was thinking someone brought up some saftey issue??? and i think there are some ppl that havesome sort of jig and do this professionaly.

if you can do it safely -- spose with out digging to deep is the only problem??-- then yeah its a great deal

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Old 12-07-2003, 09:18 PM   #16
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You probably only take out a 1/16 or 1/8 of rubber. I know guys hwo have been doing this since the 50s and never had safety issues!! So i dont kno why there is a safety issue!! Thanks for your input Nate
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:26 PM   #17
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I might have to give this one a try.
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:30 PM   #18
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Its very simple and easy once you get used to it. I can do 1 tire in about 10 minutes now. Its ALOT cheaper too, thats why i like it!! Nate
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:31 PM   #19
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Any thing I can do to save $$$ is great.
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Old 12-07-2003, 10:45 PM   #20
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So how do get your outer line to be crisp on the www?
Just wondering if you tape it off or have a template?
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