Opinions on my tire lettering?
I bought some toyo oil based paint pens from Japan and used them to do some tire lettering on my yokohama advan flevas. First time trying this.
I personally like the look. However, I'm curious to hear what all of you think of the finish quality and just lettering in general.
I didn't take too much time on making it perfect or layering. My process:
clean tire, wipe with 20/80 ipa/h20 in letters.
Fill letters with paint. Let cure.
Sand off sloppiness gently with 400 grit.
I went for a drive and it stayed perfectly intact.
I haven’t seen your version yet because you might have to post the link again but from the ones I have seen I think it looks ugly and distracting.
It looks like some kind of car I can’t take seriously and more or less like a Pixar cartoonish recreation.
I like it. I've seen it done on some other race tires too. Although the person that did it had to break the pens open and use a brush to paint them since the pens just didn't work that well. Glad to hear that yours worked.
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That is tasteful...and the red adds a nice touch.
I "white-d" the Dunlop on my Sprites tires 50 years ago. The letters were only .5-.75" tall...one could barely see them, but I knew it and liked it.
Now, would I do that to OHSTU tires? First, I wouldn't buy them...second, IF I had them, no I wouldn't.
Again, do what makes you happy 👍 👍