Monday, January 09, 2006

Whitewall Tire Paint Application How-To

I finally found time to paint my tires with the whitewall tire paint mentioned earlier. I was pretty impressed with the results.

Materials needed:
1 can tire paint by Örn Sigurðsson
Flathead screwdriver (to open the can)
Goo Gone (for cleaning tires)
Paintbrush - I used a 1.5" from my hardware store
Stirring stick
Turpentine - for cleanup

I started by taking off the tires and spraying them down with my garden hose, then I dryed them with a lint free cloth and cleaned the brake dust and grime using the goo gone.


I applied one even coat to each side, setting a bowl inside the tire to elevate the side that was already painted, so it could dry horizontally rather than taking the risk of having it dry vertical and drip. Remember to wait 24 hours inbetween coats and before riding. It may also help to use some kind of spray tire protectant like armor all or black magic.


I painted 2 coats, but there was some browning of the paint as mentioned by Orn. Adding a couple more coats should cover up this problem and will make your nice scoot look that much classier.


I suggest throwing the brush away and using a new one for the time inbetween coats. The paint is an oil/rubbery base, so water will do nothing to it and it will leave you with a nasty mess. If you must keep your brush though, use turpentine to clean it.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

where can I purchase this paint? I want to paint the tires of go karts.

denny said...

Buy whitewall paint here:

http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/other/tirepaint.htm

Jose said...

I do not understand the price? Do I just send $20.00 or $40.00 for 2 cans. I guess I would not talk to customer survice. Well if you get this e-mail pleace call me at (909)556-8773 thanks
Jose, Jacobo
From: California

Jose said...

I do not understand the price? Do I just send $20.00 or $40.00 for 2 cans. I guess I would not talk to customer survice. Well if you get this e-mail pleace call me at (909)556-8773 thanks
Jose, Jacobo
From: California

Jose said...

Okay I send my post for 2 cans. I will not forget were I got my white walls from for my Honda Valkyrie. If I recieve my cans I will send pics. from California Honda Valkyrie on some white wall tires... People always said I will not find white wall for my Valkyrie tooo big of a tire...
Thank you all

Anonymous said...

I used this paint for my 1983 Ural called Olga - it worked wonderfull will use it again , absolutely brilliant , for everyone : follow the instructions

Anonymous said...

How does the paint looks after riding a while, does there com cracks in the paint or will the paint come loose?

Anonymous said...

please tell me where to purchas this paint

skull said...

does the paint crack or come loose after riding for a while?

Anonymous said...

i was cwanting to buy some of your paint please give me a call or email me .---thanks---Ian--ngrfrank@aol.com, 702-371-5900

Anonymous said...

I've read good things about this product. But how does it hold up for a daily driver? Cracking? Discoloration? BTW, putting wide whitewalls on an 80s Vespa P-range looks really stupid.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try a can of this paint but can't get your email link to work. Can someone pls contact me on brettbourne520@hotmail.com

Joe said...

I already send email to order the paint since June 2007, but there is no reply! I send my order twice but no reply!

ron said...

this paint is not as good as i thought i bought 4 cans of it for my motorcycles and have used 3 cans already
i have had to do it over and over again because the brown just keeps bleeding through the paint
came to an idea of how about sealing the tyre first with diluted pava glue
and that worked for 2 months next hot day the dam brown was back
i applied 5 coats just to keep covering the bleed but it just kept on haunting me
so eventually i stripped it all off
i did all the things recomended cleaning bleaching etc
nothing worked
so now i have black tyres again
and the search continues

atg said...

look at it, may be it would be good solution
http://abcgarbus.pl/garbus/advanced_search_result.php?osCsid=095746c496df939de3d28f112acbb24f&keywords=nak%B3adki&osCsid=095746c496df939de3d28f112acbb24f

carsberg said...

Your tire looked better without the paint on. :)

redwall4you said...

Hi guys. just saw the pics and posting on here regarding the whitewalls on your vespa. I too have paint that will help you out. It has a primer that stops any brown from bleeding through and of course the a topcoat.Not only that i have othe colours that you can also apply to your side walls to help customise your bikes even more. These are best applied with a machine that rotates the tires that are left on your bike. The paint is applied by a small roller head while the tire rotates. looks trick as. don't have any current pics but have a couple of Harleys that i will try to load or if you want to send me your email links i'll send them up..these are very popular where i am.

Carl said...

Good Job! :)

Michiel said...

without the intention to spam, I know there are a lot of people looking for this product. it is sold through www.whitewallpaint.com

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