I've been wanting to put whitewalls on my '51 coupe for a couple of years now but the wallet has been saying NO. I searched the internet for different ways to do my own on the cheap and found some good info AND a bunch of crazy stuff like Port-a-Walls (I'd rather keep the blackwalls) and a video of a guy taking a grinder to his tire. To each his own but I want to do the best job I can on my (tiny) budget. Finally, I ran a search for info here on the HAMB and found some good info, including a thread by HAMB member Fat ASS Whitewalls: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8249 So I decided to give his method a try and went out today in search of some used tires at the local wrecking yard and some of the paint called for in the thread. $50.00 later I had 4 205/75R-15's and some 180 grit for my DA. I went with 180 instead of the 80 grit he used just because I thought the 80 would be too rough on the sidewall. I quickly found that a 30 gallon Craftsman compressor with a 3/4 hp oil-less pump can't supply the DA for more than a minute at a time (duh). So the first tire took me about 40 minutes to smooth the lettering off of the sidewall. I then mixed up a strong batch of Simple Green concentrate and water and scrubbed the bejesus out of the tire, rinsed it off and repeated the scrub. The first photo shows the tire taped off and ready to spray. I misted the tire with the paint then slowly covered the sidewall with a thin coat, gave it about 15 minutes and added a second coat a little heavier than the first. The coverage is great- it doesn't take a lot of paint to cover the sidewall well. The second photo shows the tire immediately after the second coat was applied. I waited about 30 minutes, then pulled the tape and paper. The third photo shows the finished product. I'm going to be out of town for the next couple of days so the paint will have plenty of time to fully cure; I'll mount it on Tuesday and see how it holds up. If all goes well, I'll prep and paint the other tires on Tuesday as well and mount them on the rims on Friday (I'm fudging on the side of caution to allow for plenty of dry/cure time). I'm getting the car back from the painter on Wednesday so it should be looking great by the weekend. I'll post pix when it is done and I'll follow up on the tire paint as things happen. I know the right way to do it is to buck up for the real thing but until the lotto swings my way this will have to do.