Thursday, 8 February 2018

Tyre writing

You've probably all seen some cool drag racer cars or something with big tyres and the white lettering standing out on the sidewalls. Some love it, some loathe it.

Well there's plenty of choice out there on the market for stickers or pens to enable you to do the same on your road car. And it's pretty easy.

Our friends at Frost ( have sent us their tyre pen, priced a £5.50 ( so we have tried that out.

Here it is. Pretty simple. Open up the packet and give the pen a good shake before use.

First of all you need to decide what part of the tyres you are going to paint. We decided to do just the brand lettering for this example. 

This is the messy part. You need to push down on the pen to get the ink flowing to the nib. Sometimes the ink comes out quickly, so just spread it around evenly into the tyre lettering. Don't worry about going outside the lines, you can clean that up afterwards.

For the moment, just get all the lettering coloured in fully.

Find an emery board or piece of sandpaper. Use this to tidy up around the edges of the lettering. We found the emery board to be good because it lays flat on the raised rubber, making it easier to remove the overpaint.

Once done, it looks 100 times better. From here you can do the other tyres or find more bits to colour in.

And here's what it looks like from a distance. 

As for durability... well this particular tyre pen lasted a few months before it needed to be reapplied. 

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