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Old 08-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default rubberized white wall tire paint on eBay

Anyone use this stuff? I searched and couldn't find any threads. Plus, did a Google search and really couldn't find any reviews. I bought my 29 roadster with like new blackwalls, but I really like the looks of the wide ww's. Item number 200806904922.

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Don't waste your money!
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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That's kinda what I figured, Carl. Sounded too good to be true.

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Old 08-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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W don't need no stinkin whitewalls!
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Why the big negative on whitewalls? Over half of the Model As I see have them and look good. They were a common dress up in the Model A days. I hope I am not opening a can of worms, but I read so many strong opinions on whitewalls on this forum.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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Why the big negative on whitewalls? Over half of the Model As I see have them and look good. They were a common dress up in the Model A days. I hope I am not opening a can of worms, but I read so many strong opinions on whitewalls on this forum.

I find that hard to believe. Look at period photos of Model A's and the odds of
seeing one with white walls is somewhere between slim and none.

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Old 08-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #7
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The whitewall paint will look like whitewall paint. If you really want whitewalls buy them as whitewalls.

PS. Porta-walls would probably look better than the paint.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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Hey, I didn't mean to start a ruckess. My car is a driver and I just think the WWW set the car off better than the blackwalls. This is my personal opinion. Sorry for any problems I might have caused with my question. I really have no interest in a "perfect" show car.... I just like the looks of the Model A's and driving them.

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Ross, I would have gone for the port-a-walls, but I have never found them for 21 inch wheels.

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Old 08-15-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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Ernie,
You haven't caused any problems. There are just some guys here that "hate" whitewalls of any kind, just like there are others that will jump on "that stinkin' alternator" or whatever else "non original" that comes along.

If I posted all the "stuff" that's on my pickup, I'd get crucified in a New York Minute!
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #11
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Semper Fi,

I think white walls look GREAT! I've got a set on my '29 roadster.
I know they did not come on the car from the factory in 1929 and neither
did I. I love looking at period pics and movies with A-Model's in them and you do see white walls.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #12
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I like em
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #13
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Wow, good thing I didn't mention my new alternator.

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:20 PM   #14
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White walls now alternator
What else are you hiding from the fordbarn authentic police dept? well guess what they are dispatched on a call to Bradford county to ck things out closer and will report back on the barn there findings...
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #15
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Honest, that's all....er, except maybe for the red and white tuck and rolled
upholstery. I bought the car that way, honest!!! Why the man had that done, I don't know. But it looks like new and as I said, it's a driver.

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Old 08-16-2012, 07:56 AM   #16
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This looks like a good chance to run an add offering to trade a like new set of black walls for a set of whitewalls (for that guy that just bought a car with ww's that he hates).
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:37 AM   #17
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I'm sure Henry would have used a lot of things guys now hate had they been economically available when the Model A was being manufactured: alternators, oil filters, air filters, etc., etc. Maybe even whitewalls.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #18
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You know I've seen people claim whitewalls didn't exist in the model A times yet I can't find a Duesenberg without them.

We know for a fact Henry would have used an air cleaner, look at the model B!
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #19
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It’s your car and you ought to do what you want, particularly if it results in a vehicle you like to look at, enjoy driving and/or makes it safer. That’s why I painted my 1930 coupe Washington and Riveria Blue with Tacoma Crème trim (not a factory-original color scheme for a 1930 coupe), why I run white sidewalls (although the next set of tires, currently sitting in the garage, will – for curiosity’s sake and economic and aesthetic considerations – be black walls) and why I will probably change the trim color to Hessian Blue, based on at least one avatar I’ve seen on Ford Barn. It’s also why I have a set of 16” rims that I’ll mount up sometime in the near future.

And, as long as I’m feeling froggy, I’d go so far as to say you ought to be able to modify other aspects of your Model A that suit your tastes. Although I prefer stock (or at least stock-looking) Model A’s (notwithstanding the 16” wheel comment above) you ought to be able to dago, fill, tubb, pinch, tunnel, roll, section, rake, drop, chop, channel, nose, deck, slam and/or french your A if that’s what floats your boat (although I hate to see a good Model A body chopped, channeled or sectioned and how you would nose, deck or french a Model A escapes me, but one should never underestimate the ingenuity of the average Model A enthusiast).

Our club recently participated in the 22nd Father’s Day car show in Yountville CA and our (more or less) stock Model A’s were placed adjacent to the rodded A’s, including one 1931 coupe that had suicide doors, a significant rake and the inevitable SBC, all showcased in a flat olive-drab paint job. Interesting…but the point is that it was his car and his choice (and I had never seen a suicide-door Model A, but then I’ve lived a sheltered life…).

This weekend (August 18th) we will have the Napa, California Main Street Reunion Car Show (10:00 am to 3:00 pm on - where else? - Main Street, and it’s free with over 400 pre-1976 cars) and while there will be stock cars, including several Model A’s, a lot of attention will go to the modified vehicles. I have yet to see a Model A low rider with hydraulic suspension go bouncing down the road, but I bet there’s one out there somewhere.

In a belated attempt to get back on subject for this thread, here are some comments about dressing up tires, including converting black walls to white. I have used McKay Tire White (Los Angeles CA) which is a rubberized product advertised as “For that new WIDE MOD LOOK” (ok, it’s an OLD can) or to “…create white walls on black tires.” I’ve never tried to convert black walls to white (I use the product to dress up my 35+ year old white walls when scrubbing won’t do the trick or after a particularly violent encounter with a curb while parking) but the can says you can do it with two coats (lol). One word of caution; work on the tire in the horizontal position (the tire, not you) and make sure it’s thoroughly dry before driving, otherwise you end up with these little white lines all over the black part of the tire (you needn’t ask how I know this…).

I also use No. 7 Tire Black (by Borden, Inc. of Columbus OH) which is good for dressing up black tires (and for covering up the white streaks after you’ve dressed up your white walls and didn’t let the stuff dry before going for a drive…).

Remember: Model A owners belong in Model A’s; Model A’s belong on the road.
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