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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Got my TredWear on.

I got my TredWear lettering installed on my tires last night and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It's easy to install and should last the life of tire. It doesn't stick out like I thought it would, barely further than the lettering already on them. I've always loved the way white letters look on a tire.
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What are they stuck on with? The website just shows a bottle that looks like it might be superglue.
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never heard of psycho brand tires


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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 10:30 PM
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Interesting! Do you need to rebalance after applying?
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If you did that yourself on a tire can someone please explain to me how people find it so difficult to center an ugly, scripted monogram on their rear window? The white lettering looks great, by the way. And no offense to people with ugly, scripted monograms. Just please center them.
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If you did that yourself on a tire can someone please explain to me how people find it so difficult to center an ugly, scripted monogram on their rear window? The white lettering looks great, by the way. And no offense to people with ugly, scripted monograms. Just please center them.
Makes me think of the "tramp stamp" tattoos that suddenly became popular. No offense to painted ladies with tattoos in the small of their backs or to actual tramps. Just please cover them. At least, if you're morbidly obese or you could be sued for false advertising when you turn around.

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I've always been curious about these. What I would really want is a set that would exactly match the (black) lettering on whatever tires I have, so they would just center right over top and effectively make the black lettering white. Do you know if they are capable of doing that? Not sure if they do different fonts or anything.


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Ya thanks...... looks cool, Googled it, like it, spent like the last 20 mins scanning the images!! lol

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These would be really neat for a "Day 2" restoration, where lots of cars had their rims and tires swapped for some huge steamroller white letter tires and mags. Or a Goodyear/Firestone logo for the 69-up cars for that original look without sending $1500 to Coker Tire.

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That looks good.

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I used white acrylic paint back in the day and painter the black letters white.
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I've always been curious about these. What I would really want is a set that would exactly match the (black) lettering on whatever tires I have, so they would just center right over top and effectively make the black lettering white. Do you know if they are capable of doing that? Not sure if they do different fonts or anything.
Looks like they have a few branded tire sets and an option to design a set:
https://tredwear.com/product-categor...ded-tire-kits/

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They also have what they call a "Factory Style Letter Kit". I've attached a screenshot from their page. I believe it answers Kelly_H's question.
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What are they stuck on with? The website just shows a bottle that looks like it might be superglue.
They call it industrial strength adhesive, it instantly bonds rubber and skin. I wore gloves just in case, my skin is attached in all the places it needs to be at the moment. Once you put the letter on the tire, you have a few seconds to position it before it locks down. It stays flexible though so time will tell how well it holds up. I guess how I cleaned it would be a deciding factor as well. The instructions said to clean the spot 5 times with a strong detergent that has no bleach or petroleum products. I had some original formula Bleche-Wite that I used which despite the name, I could find no mention of bleach in the ingredients. You rough it up with the provided sand paper and then clean it once more with a 50-70% isopropyl alcohol solution. I've got about 100 miles on them and they are still firmly attached.

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Now you have to change your signature pic.
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