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    So what happened to the old style white lettered BFG tires and wheels for the slash?

    I have found a 2 or three sets on Ebay over the past few months, and discovered many of the new ones advertised or pictured as the white lettered versions are in fact not the white lettered versions.

    Does anyone know where I can buy some of the older white letter BFG tires and wheels or jus the tires.

    Anyone know about when Traxxas made the switch to all black wall versions only ?
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    No idea, but you can always just get a white paint pen and do it yourself.
    That is what most here do.

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    Here's one of El Sob's many sets of tires:
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    I have heard that , I am just not sure I have the patients or a steady enough hand or good enough eye site to paint those tiny letters on there and make them look good. Also wasn't sure how well the paint would stick to rubber.
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    Just make sure you get fine point and an oil based pen. Works great!
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    Its pretty easy. I have been doing it for several years now. Just takes a little patience and you can get it done!
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    mask it off to get pretty close. there are tire specific paint pens that do stick to tires

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    It's not perfect but it is decent. A little time and effort goes a long way.

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    I will give it shot. Do most hobby shops stock the tire specific paint pens.
    I do prefer pens to the brushes. I am not very good at painting. I have done some bead lock rings in the past and always seem to get it on the tires. LOL
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    I just bought a paint marker by Testors at Michael's. Works really well
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    I bought some paint markers last weekend wanted to give this painting them on deal a try, I apparently am not nearly as talented at painting these tiny letters as some of you all are.

    My test tire turned out awful, nothing near as nice as some of your examples.

    I was a bit skeptical that I would be able to see those tiny letters well enough much less hold my hand steady enough to paint those little letters nice and neatly. Turns out it I can't. LOL

    I guess I will keep searching ebay for new old stock. I have been lucky enough to get a few bought over the past few months. I was in hopes there were some good sources out there with new old stock a plenty.
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    If you sent me a set of tires with a prepaid box to return them to you, I would paint a set for you.
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    The most difficult part is to keep the flow of ink/paint low and consistant.
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    Does it require 1 or 2 coats? And how long would you leave it to dry before running?

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    It depends on how it comes out. Sometimes you can get away with just one coat. Often times you need two. It just depends on the paint flow of the pen when you use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cc1999 View Post
    I bought some paint markers last weekend wanted to give this painting them on deal a try, I apparently am not nearly as talented at painting these tiny letters as some of you all are.

    My test tire turned out awful, nothing near as nice as some of your examples.

    I was a bit skeptical that I would be able to see those tiny letters well enough much less hold my hand steady enough to paint those little letters nice and neatly. Turns out it I can't. LOL

    I guess I will keep searching ebay for new old stock. I have been lucky enough to get a few bought over the past few months. I was in hopes there were some good sources out there with new old stock a plenty.
    If the letters are raised you could make some type of mini roller and gently go over them.
    I did the letters on my wheelie bar by putting some paint on a piece of cardboard and touching it on the raised letters.
    I must admit however, I think I'll give El Sob's idea a try next time.
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    I use a very small paintbrush and some model paint. A steady hand and patience is all you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    If you sent me a set of tires with a prepaid box to return them to you, I would paint a set for you.
    Thanks El Sob, I may take you up on that at some point.
    Last week I scored a few sets of both new and used ones off eBay.
    As my collection grows, I may need more at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cc1999 View Post
    Thanks El Sob, I may take you up on that at some point.
    Last week I scored a few sets of both new and used ones off eBay.
    As my collection grows, I may need more at some point.
    You are welcome! As I always say, we are here to help! There is not point in saying it if I don't mean it
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    I have cleaning question regarding the old style white letter tires. I have been lucky at finding some both new old stock, as well as used ones. However in both instances new still in the Traxxas package as well as used some of the letters are yellowed or faded. I know on my real trucks with white letter tires, I use a product called bleach white tire cleaner , which is specifically made to brighten the white letters or whitewall tires back to a nice white color. I am a bit cautious to try cleaning chemicals on these rare difficult to find white letter Traxxas tires.

    Anyone have any cleaning tips for safely cleaning/restoring these old white lettered Traxxas tires?
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    I've used Simple Green on those before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown94 View Post
    I've used Simple Green on those before.
    Thanks for the tip , the Simple green really worked great.
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    Good to hear!

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    I'm not sure if you looked at my thread but I painted another set of B.F. Goodrich tires. I think they came out ok

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