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RIA
 RIA
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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.

Tire Lettering

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.

Tire shine.

I went for a drive and it stayed perfectly intact.

 

 

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Posted : 12/08/2019 7:58 pm
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ISpy
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Pictures.

From the one's I've seen, I think it looks pretty cool. Retro...

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Posted : 12/08/2019 8:25 pm
Dev
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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.  

 

 

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Posted : 12/08/2019 8:47 pm
haloruler64
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Is the forum removing links?

I would also like to see this. I enjoy tire lettering. 

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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Posted : 12/08/2019 9:41 pm
NottaMiata
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I've seen a few other posts with {link removed} also.

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Does this black eye make my face look ugly?

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Posted : 13/08/2019 6:07 am
Galo
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RIA, do YOU like the way it looks(I see no pics)? If so... 😎 

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Posted : 13/08/2019 9:29 am
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Dev
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The links do not appear on the first post I believe to prevent spam. Also we have to approve the first few posts before they are visible. 

I think if the link is given again it will work. 

 

 

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Posted : 13/08/2019 9:59 am
RIA
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@galo

Yeah I like the look. I usually think it's kinda goofy so I was doing it as a joke and ended up liking it. Convinced my friend to do his too.

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Posted : 13/08/2019 10:36 am
LordTakuban
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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.

Get your Short Antennas, Decals, and all sorts of goodies at:
https://takubanmotorsports.com

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Posted : 13/08/2019 10:49 am
Galo
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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 👍 👍 

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Posted : 14/08/2019 8:30 pm
haloruler64
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Needs another coat or two but I like it. Just a bit wavey in the coverage. 

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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Posted : 14/08/2019 9:41 pm
CSPIDY
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I like it but,

Would like to see a picture that shows more of the car to get a better perspective 

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Posted : 15/08/2019 8:02 am
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