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#1430201 Mon Nov 15 2021 01:28 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 947
I have seen a lot of discussions and how to information on creating your own white walls by painting the tires. Has anyone done it? I am sure they look good at first but my question is how well did they hold up? Did they fade or yellow? I am a believer in Bleach White tire cleaner also. Do you know if it will work on painted tires? any experience you have had doing this would be good information.

Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
dgrinnan #1430212 Mon Nov 15 2021 03:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 40
I've painted "NO Hunting" on a few and it seems to hold up for years.

51 GMC 100 with 59 chevy 261 under the hood.
3 on the floor with 3.42 gear.
dgrinnan #1430214 Mon Nov 15 2021 03:16 PM
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Posts: 176
GMCJammer51, I bet that drives the dogs crazy trying to read that going down the road!🙂

1957 Chevy 3200
PS, A/C, Tilt column, Rebuilt 350, Rebuilt TH350, Reupholstered Bench Seat, sound proof/insulated, LED headlights/taillights
dgrinnan #1430224 Mon Nov 15 2021 04:45 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,127
Back when I was a kid I would paint white walls on my stingray bike. Used to buy the white wall paint at Western Auto. I didn't think they even made that stuff anymore. Too many years and beers ago to remember how well it held up.

1955.2 3100 Truck

The older I get the more dangerous I am!!!!!
dgrinnan #1430233 Mon Nov 15 2021 06:19 PM
Joined: May 2001
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I see they still sell Mickey Mouse whitewalls. Mickey Mice? We really teased guys about those when I was a teenager. I'm not recommending them.

1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet []

29 Years of Daily Driving. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
dgrinnan #1430242 Mon Nov 15 2021 07:06 PM
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Posts: 165
In the 70s I used white wall paint from JC Whitney. It lasted about a year before it started to yellow and flake. Back then I drove the vehicle in all weather, so maybe it would last longer if only driven on nice days.

dgrinnan #1431345 Thu Nov 25 2021 04:37 PM
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I did paint the whitewalls on my 1937 Ford back in 1967 and they would look good and then start to yellow and I would apply a second coat. Eventually there was enough paint on the tire that I washed the whitewalls with Westley's Bleach-White. All of that being said remember it was 1967 and the composition of the tire and paint were compatible, who knows if would work today given you were able to find the paint.

1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton []
dgrinnan #1431707 Mon Nov 29 2021 04:40 AM
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Posts: 11
I haven’t tried this method myself, but I’m considering it.

57 GMC 9300, 235, MS318, S45
Joined: Dec 2018
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Wally We called those porto-walls.

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