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#2401070 - 11/09/17 02:40 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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I'm wondering how many REAR tires are turning brown? It's not rocket science.

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#2401127 - 11/09/17 05:30 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: JMCFAN]
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Originally Posted By JMCFAN
Originally Posted By 71 Charger R/T
Originally Posted By buildanother
Well, that looks great!


Thanks! But they are really BFG T/A's. I put black walls out and stenciled the Good Year on them. I've got reproduction Polyglas's on another set of rims for shows, but the radials are a softer ride for around town. Nothing beats the look of the Polyglas in my book!


How you do that????


I looked at the "tire stickers" also and liked that idea , but this was a much cheaper alternative! I had some plastic/vinyl spray paint and some wrapper stock. So I took some paper, did a pencil rub of one of my repro Polyglas's and transferred that on to the wrapper stock and cut it out with a razor blade to make a stencil. (crude but effective) Just centered the stencil and sprayed. Looks pretty convincing from a few feet away and undetectable when rolling down the road. The only give away is the ride and sidewall/tread pattern.


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#2401130 - 11/09/17 05:38 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 71 Charger R/T]
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Full pic.


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#2401165 - 11/09/17 07:40 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 71 Charger R/T]
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Originally Posted By 71 Charger R/T
Originally Posted By JMCFAN
Originally Posted By 71 Charger R/T
Originally Posted By buildanother
Well, that looks great!


Thanks! But they are really BFG T/A's. I put black walls out and stenciled the Good Year on them. I've got reproduction Polyglas's on another set of rims for shows, but the radials are a softer ride for around town. Nothing beats the look of the Polyglas in my book!


How you do that????


I looked at the "tire stickers" also and liked that idea , but this was a much cheaper alternative! I had some plastic/vinyl spray paint and some wrapper stock. So I took some paper, did a pencil rub of one of my repro Polyglas's and transferred that on to the wrapper stock and cut it out with a razor blade to make a stencil. (crude but effective) Just centered the stencil and sprayed. Looks pretty convincing from a few feet away and undetectable when rolling down the road. The only give away is the ride and sidewall/tread pattern.





Nicely done!!
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#2401176 - 11/09/17 08:02 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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Not only that, but that's a sweet car too. twocents

Is the paint holding up so far? Any cracks in the paint from all the flexing?

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#2401180 - 11/09/17 08:08 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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Thanks for the props! Yes the paint holds up very well. No cracking. I think its because it's for plastic, it probably is formulated with more elasticity.

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#2401336 - 11/10/17 09:10 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 71 Charger R/T]
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what product do you use to give the black wall a semi sheen ? does it affect the lettering in any way ? how do you clean the sidewall ?
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#2401366 - 11/10/17 10:10 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: moparx]
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My front BGF's are still white. My rears have turned brown. I have used everything to clean them & the brown comes right back. Eventually, took a white paint pen & redid the letters. This has held up for several years but is starting to flake of now.
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#2402832 - 11/12/17 09:28 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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I had BFG's on the rear of my car. They were like stones, I could have pulled 2 plug wires off and still tore the street up n smoke. There are better options available.
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#2403995 - 11/15/17 12:17 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: moparx]
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Originally Posted By moparx
what product do you use to give the black wall a semi sheen ? does it affect the lettering in any way ? how do you clean the sidewall ?
beer

I use Barret Jackson tire shine for the sheen. It doesn't affect the lettering. I just wash the tires as normal when needed. (scrub brush and comet) I wiped the sidewall down with a lacquered rag before stenciling the letters, so it sticks pretty darn good! I still have an old burned off tire from a smoke show from about 6 years ago, I did the same thing to. it still looks pretty decent for sitting out in the weather, leaning against my shed in the sun for that long. I'll snap a photo and see if I can attach it here.


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#2403997 - 11/15/17 12:25 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 71 Charger R/T]
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Not sure if that worked..... picture seems to start to generate, then disappears to the little blue question mark. What'd I do wrong? I'm not real savvy with this stuff!

There!!


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#2404029 - 11/15/17 01:50 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 71 Charger R/T]
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It worked the first time! I always like the size of the Goodyear letters. It always seemed like the BFG's and especially the Dunlop's were too big. I'm a black wall out guy anyway, I think black walls show off the wheels better. I know a guy that thinks that if you have wheel lip moldings that you should have black walls. No chrome around the opening, raised white letters.

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#2404446 - 11/16/17 09:32 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: dart4forte]
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Originally Posted By dart4forte
We have a guy here in Phoenix that has a vulcanizing process to put blue and red lines on tires. It's a portable setup, does the tires on the car. Everyone I've talked with that had the process done to their tires have no complaints.


A neighbor of mine had the same thing done and was happy. I bought some tire paint to re-color my BFG's. But, now that I think about it, flipping them around and putting redlines on them might be better. Just not sure how they'll look with slots.
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#2404621 - 11/16/17 06:16 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: Dixie]
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Anyone tried the newish Milestar Street Steel tires yet?


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#2404656 - 11/16/17 07:45 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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Sorry but that edge tread pattern is B$tt ugly
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