I have bought a new tire. It has big white labeling on each side which I don't like.

Do you know any method to remove this white text from the tire?

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    I think that you have actually paid to advertise for them. Oct 14, 2010 at 23:45
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    Either black it out with a Sharpie or tire paint, or use a sander to remove the white. For a sander you'd probably want a Dremel with a sanding wheel or a detail sander. A wire brush might also work. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:26
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    Does this bother you for other things you own?
    – Skizz
    Oct 3, 2011 at 7:42
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    I'd not suggest a sander cause you'd risk weakening the sidewalls.
    – cherouvim
    Oct 15, 2013 at 6:25
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    Not an answer, but still. Large white logos are good for side visibility by motorists.
    – Vorac
    Oct 15, 2013 at 8:31

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In the words of the Rolling Stones: Paint It Back. You may need to experiment to find something durable but it should be quite easy to find something suitable.

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    Ach, you beat me to it! I would try a thick sharpie, or one of those giant-ass big black markers they use in the post office to black out labels on packages. Make sure you have ventilation! You'll likely have to reapply over time. Oct 14, 2010 at 18:25
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    Be careful in what you choose to paint the tire. You don't want anything that might degrade the rubber.
    – Kibbee
    Oct 14, 2010 at 18:34
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    You might find this tire paint in an auto parts store. autogeek.net/forblactirge.html
    – user313
    Oct 14, 2010 at 19:58

This option might be more money than it is worth. This option as well might be more money than it is worth ...

But the question is ... HOW much does this bother you? 5 gallons of paint worth of bother? Hahah.


Some black spray paint should do the job for you. Just a light coat, enough to make the white lettering disappear, should last a long time.

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