Re-"writing" white letters on Tires?

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    White letters on the sidewalls of my tires are starting to fade. Not a big deal, but just curious if there is anything that I can use to re"write" the white lettering back on?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I've seen kits at some automotive stores in the past, but not lately. Have you tried cleaning them real good first? Greased Lightning's Orange Blast Degreaser at full strength and a scrub brush works very well.
     
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    Yeah.. I've tried cleaning. It's not that they are dirty, it's that it's cracking and wearing off..

    I'll have to check Pep Boys. :hs:
     
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    go steal some TippEx from your secretary :o
     
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    What's TippEx?
     
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    liquid corrector...dunno the white stuff they use to cover handwriting mistakes :o I used it to cover some missing spots on my dad's STS tires and it worked perfectly...:dunno:
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i use bleech white on the tires and use a scrub brush everytime before i put tire dressing on..gets a lot of dirt etc out
     
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    bleach white = bad for aluminum wheels
     
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    So don't get it on the wheels. :dunno:
     
  10. Thrasher

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    You can use a "White Pen Tyre Marker C444"
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    In Europe these are sold at Autostyle dealers.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I was unaware of that product.
     
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    WORD. Thanks.. very helpful!
     
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    westleys bleech white stuff works good, you can get it at autozone. yes its not good for the aluminum wheels but i ususally just used the bleech white on the tires first and then cleaned the rims w/ soapy water after doing the tires.
     
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    Actaully, that wouldn't work very good at all. That stuff takes OFF the writing on tires, it's a very harsh chemical.
     
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    Yeah.. I thought Bleech White was used to clean the tires.. not "rewrite" the white lettering..
     

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