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Old 07-11-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Black tire paint

Does anyone remember black tire paint sold in auto stores a few years ago?...I had purchased some made by Du Pont and I can't find it anywhere...I have a few good tires with yellowed whitewalls that I'd love to paint over....they are narrow whitewalls on a 1948 Chrysler that just don't look right.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Go to ace or true value hardware store, I don't remember the name but it is the same company that sells the bleach for whitewalls and they carry it at Ace or True Value.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Wesley's .......???


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Old 07-11-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: Black tire paint

Wesley's Tire Black, fills the weather checks.
Can't find it, so I use brake fluid.......
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: Black tire paint

have not seen black or white tire paint in any local parts stores recently. but, millertire.com offers black paint.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: Black tire paint

i remember back in the 70's we would paint the tires on our dirt track car.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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Default Re: Black tire paint

next time you are at the drags get some rubber chunks from behind the burnout box , soak them in solvent [gas thinner reducer kerosene] you get the idea.Soak & stir for a few days. It's been awhile but use to do good the best i can remember
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #8
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Try a shop that sells automotive paints.

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:58 PM   #9
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Default Re: Black tire paint

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i remember back in the 70's we would paint the tires on our dirt track car.
Back in the early 70's I worked at an Earl Schrieb, you know, paint any car, 39.99 any color including jams and wheels. We didn't mask the tires, we had a gallon bucket of tire black with a big nasty brush, quick pass around the tire would cover the overspray, least long enough to get the car out of the lot!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #10
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Default Re: Black tire paint

As mentioned Miller Tire has it, and so does this place...by the gallon.

http://www.alltiresupply.com/p-60-102.html
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #11
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Default Re: Black tire paint

just did some for my model a pickup, did white letters, i used black liquid shoe die
( for re dying sneakers, shoes etc.. ) has the sponge head on the end. takes about 2 -3 coats but covers very well and seems to hold up pretty good. CHEAP ALSO !!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #12
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Burt Munro of Worlds fastest Indian fame, always used Kiwi shoe Polish.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:39 AM   #13
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I just ordered a quart from Miller Tire Co. online for $19.95 + S&H.....It's water soluble and a little goes a long way.....Thanks for the info...I'm checking out the Ace and Tru Value hardware stores too.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #14
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We used lamp black mixed in kerosene. Haven't seen lamp black in stores in 40 years. I discovered changing a flat in a rented white tux was real expensive.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #15
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Default Re: Black tire paint

We always used Esquire or Kiwi shoe polish at the car shows. (when car shows were car shows)

One of the judges was all over my partner's '29 hiboy, (1958) asked what we used on the tires...when I told him, he wrote '10' in the box.

He didn't even look at my shiny boots...LOL
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