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post #1 of 27 Old 09-14-2016, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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White Lettering On Tire Sidewall Opinions

I want to hear some opinions on white lettering on tires. I have not really seen it done on any 8th gen accords so I am curious as to why. If I did ever do the lettering, it would be done with a paint pen and not with the stick on letters because I think that looks cheap.

Below is a picture of my current rims and a picture that has white lettering on the same tires.

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I have never seen this before, I would have never thought of doing this. It looks nice, but not sure I would want it on my car.


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Leave the white-letter sidewalls to the classics. Just my opinion.



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I thought slickj35z had white letters on one of his wheel and tire combos, have to check the Alabaster silver thread for that. On that car with his mods it looked good.

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I know it has been becoming more popular recently. I have seen pictures of BMW's, Subaru's and a surprising amount of high end cars with lettering in different colors (mainly white). I guess it really comes down to personal taste but I was curious what you guys think.

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I'm not a fan and I wouldn't do it, but it really is a personal preference kind of thing.
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always wondered about this kinda thing. interested to see how it would look on an accord
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Brings back memories of the 70's (yeah, ancient history for many), when this was common for "high performance" tires (as pointed out by Whitenoize). At the time, 85-series (bias-ply!) tires were common and 70-series tires were considered low-profile, and it seemed like tire manufacturers just wanted to decorate the tall sidewalls with something so the tires wouldn't look so blank.

This still looks good on Jeeps and similar vehicles, but seems unnecessary on our much lower-profile tires nowadays. Besides, for those of us who live in or near urban settings, the white lettering just turns into white streaks after rubbing the curbs a few times. Sure, we can always park with the best of care, but eventually something will happen (hopefully only to the tire and not the rim).

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Brings back memories of the 70's (yeah, ancient history for many), when this was common for "high performance" tires (as pointed out by Whitenoize). At the time, 85-series (bias-ply!) tires were common and 70-series tires were considered low-profile, and it seemed like tire manufacturers just wanted to decorate the tall sidewalls with something so the tires wouldn't look so blank.

This still looks good on Jeeps and similar vehicles, but seems unnecessary on our much lower-profile tires nowadays. Besides, for those of us who live in or near urban settings, the white lettering just turns into white streaks after rubbing the curbs a few times. Sure, we can always park with the best of care, but eventually something will happen (hopefully only to the tire and not the rim).
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I did white lettering on my 6th gen with paint pens, and yes, they will rub off if you curb your tires. So, I don't curb my tires The entire car is satin black with minimal chrome, so I don't think it looks too wacky. I think it's neat but that's just my opinion.
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This thread gave me the itch to try something different ^_^

Funny story...I first tried this with PlastiDip which worked great until I took my kids to my older son's flag football game. I got out of the car and noticed that two of the stripes on the driver's side tire had come clean off. The passenger's side tire was still intact probably because the exit onto the highway was a sweeping right-hander which flexed the tire wall which was like stretching your skin to remove a scab. So, I wouldn't recommend using PlastiDip.

I got some white rattle can paint and masked it as I did with the PlastiDip. I'm happy to say that it's holding up much better.
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Alot of members are dissuading you from doing it, but I say do whatever the hell you want to your car. If you can do it right and make it look clean, then I'm all for it.

Larry explained the best process to do it, but there are other (read: easier) ways to do it.

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Alot of members are dissuading you from doing it, but I say do whatever the hell you want to your car. If you can do it right and make it look clean, then I'm all for it.

Larry explained the best process to do it, but there are other (read: easier) ways to do it.
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Link fail...but fixed it for you ^_^
Haha, whoops!

The kit that he used in the video is $24 plus shipping, and it's a bit more if you want to do a logo like his shield or the Yokohama "Y."

All in all, if you want to do this project I highly recommend doing it this way because the quality and longevity is outstanding.
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OP Update:

I finally got around to doing this and I am very happy with the results. I started by doing 1 coat on 1 tire to test the durability. Unfortunately, I live in an apartment and I cannot wash my own car here so I took it through a car wash and it stayed exactly the same. The final result is 2 coats with a sharpie paint pen.

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