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White Wall Tyres

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:39 am
by JHarley
Hi all,

Never posted on this part of the forum before, I'm planning to do some modifications to my new Traveller when it comes, I know I'm going to fit a Moto-Lita wood rim wheel, but I wondered if anyone knew where to get white wall tyres for the Minor, I'm considering fitting some, any advice would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks,

Joe

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:41 pm
by alanworland
Not recommending them but I have seen 'white washers' (not sure what they are called) that are trapped between the wheel and the tyre in effect forming a white walled tyre.

Alan

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:20 pm
by JHarley
alanworland wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Not recommending them but I have seen 'white washers' (not sure what they are called) that are trapped between the wheel and the tyre in effect forming a white walled tyre.

Alan
Yeah I've heard about these, I wouldn't really trust them, thanks for the info though

Joe

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:41 pm
by palacebear
The things being referred to are rubbish. Aside from looking cheap, they get wrinkly if the tyres are unintentionally run under-inflated.

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:30 pm
by JHarley
palacebear wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:41 pm
The things being referred to are rubbish. Aside from looking cheap, they get wrinkly if the tyres are unintentionally run under-inflated.
Yeah I know, preferably I'm looking for actual white wall tyres... which will probably be quite difficult in this day and age

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:37 am
by philthehill
If you want white wall tyres just paint them white.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-ultimate ... SwJTNbvLC7

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:22 am
by JHarley
philthehill wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:37 am
If you want white wall tyres just paint them white.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-ultimate ... SwJTNbvLC7
Thanks Phil, sounds like quite a good idea

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:38 am
by Myrtles Man
Tried that (on an Ariel Leader) - the paint just cracks and falls off.

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:47 am
by JHarley
Myrtles Man wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:38 am
Tried that (on an Ariel Leader) - the paint just cracks and falls off.
Oh ok should foreseen that

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:36 pm
by SteveClem
Depends on which paint you use. :wink:

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:21 pm
by Myrtles Man
Indeed - I tried two 'official' tyre paints that proved to be a waste of money and then had a brainwave and bought in from eBay a good quantity of 'Tippex' typewriting correction fluid that was much better and did work tolerably well but, like the others, succumbed in due course.

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:25 pm
by Steve Phillips
A little surfing and I found this company, I have never used them so no recommendation but might be worth a look

http://www.mrwhitewalls.com

Steve

Re: White Wall Tyres

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:52 pm
by JHarley
Steve Phillips wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:25 pm
A little surfing and I found this company, I have never used them so no recommendation but might be worth a look

http://www.mrwhitewalls.com

Steve
Thanks Steve :)