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Hot Rods Black tire paint

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mschiffel, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. 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.
  2. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 38,757


    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.
  3. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 8,362

    from Quincy, IL

    Wesley's .......???

  4. Wesley's Tire Black, fills the weather checks.
    Can't find it, so I use brake fluid.......
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 18,296

    Jalopy Joker

    have not seen black or white tire paint in any local parts stores recently. but, offers black paint.
  6. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,188


    i remember back in the 70's we would paint the tires on our dirt track car.
  7. 72hd
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 113


    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
  8. Try a shop that sells automotive paints.

    Charlie Stephens
  9. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,203


    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!
  10. monkeyspunk79
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
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  11. fatboys69
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 255

    from Tennessee

    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 !!!
  12. power58
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 432


    Burt Munro of Worlds fastest Indian fame, always used Kiwi shoe Polish.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 7,586

    Atwater Mike

    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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