Everybody’s Scalin’ – White Letters
If you’re looking for something that’s both cheap and easy to set your rig off from your buddies, let me suggest white lettering on your tires.
When I finished building my new Axial Dingo I thought to myself, “Hmm, this is missing something”. After a trip to the craft store and about 15 minutes time actually performing the job, the above result is what I came up with. Here’s how to do it.
These Axial 1.9 Ripsaws are brand new and as such are completely clean but if you are going to do a set of used ones then be sure to clean off the sidewalls and let dry.
Any white paint pen will do. I picked this one up from my local Micheals craft store for around $3. Make sure you shake it up and get the paint flowing on something clean & smooth like a piece of scrap paper.
Carefully start to apply paint to the raised lettering. As long as you take your time and make careful strokes, the raised textures should do the work and keep the paint off the main carcass. You want to make sure the paint is flowing in the pen so it doesn’t take much force to apply, but you also definitely don’t want it super thick either as that will make for a messy job.
It’s also a good idea to practice lettering the backside of a tire when you start off as any mistakes will not be seen. If you feel you’ve made too many errors, just wait for the paint to dry and scrub the tire with a hot water soaked rag. It should come off easy enough.
There’s the tire all finished up. You can do a full set in around 15-20 minutes if your paint pen is in good condition. For obvious reasons, make sure to let them dry completely before you go wheeling!
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