Tyre lettering part 2

Garwin Beukes - Last week we introduced the white tyre lettering look as part of an additional accessory to your vehicle and focused on the customising shops who apply them.

This week we take a look at how to do it yourself.

Well, firstly this is a method which we do not advise, but if done very good, doesn’t look all to bad.

The tyre paint marker - a product widely advertised at accessory shops in Namibia.

Does it work? Well, yes and no. The tyre paint marker works like a pen which emits the white fluid through it point on the tip. The process is messy to say the least, and remaining in your barriers can be tricky.

The process requires a lot of time and effort - as matter of fact, you might spend up to an hour or more on one tyre if you're lucky.

When all is said and done, you have about a month or less to drive with it before it fades. And when it fades, you get a brownish colour left on your tyre. Now your tyre looks even worse. Well enough of all my whining here are the pros. Well it will save you a lot of money. The markers are very inexpensive. You could also see yourself making profits out of it by perfecting the skill and doing it for others. You also avoid having to add pieces of rubber to your tyre as apposed to the sticker.