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PostSubject: Re: DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50   DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2012 11:52 pm

Shit I'd never thought of punctures lol I'll get some of that stuff you put in the tyres just in case, mines done 5000 miles now so I'll be looking at new ones later this year anyway, then I'll go for proper ones, round and black seem good on eBay for tyres so I'll try them when the time comes.
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What the issue with punctures, of it damages the white rubber when the wheel is seperated from the tyre could you not touch that section up?
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captain crash wrote:
What the issue with punctures, of it damages the white rubber when the wheel is seperated from the tyre could you not touch that section up?
I would have thought so.

I will have a practice on an old tyre at the weekend, firstly free hand but then with several different types of tapes. With all the varieties of tapes being peeled off at different times scales. When I do this I want a good job like Sim has done, not something that looks like a 3 year old has been let loose.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50   DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 29, 2012 2:32 pm

Just been out trying out a few different tapes for the white wall paint edge on an old tyre and I gotta say that electrical tape came out streets ahead of the competition. It goes on very well, will bend to the shape of the tyre extremelly easily & sticks to the tyre really well. I was using Mr White Walls paint and tried peeling the tape off at different time intervals. I found with this particular paint that 7 minutes is the best time for an extremelly clean edge, due to the curing time of the paint. Now 7 minutes does not seem very long to paint the tyre but it is long enough because it is only doing the outer edge. The center and inner edge will be done afterwards.
I won't be taking the wheels off as I originally planned to do this job but will instead jack the bike right up with my cruiser lift and just spin the wheel whilst painting.
On another note I cleaned my tyres with "ProClean", which is the stuff I use for my dirt bike (really good stuff). I was surprised that It took 4 complete cleans and washes off, before the foam from the Pro Clean was properly white, which shows just how much dirt your tyres actually hold that is bedded in.
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From what you have been saying Dave looks like your ready to do yours, will we get a looksy of the next day or two?
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As pointed out Crash I am getting the bike ready and hope to have them finished before next weekends meet at the Ace Cafe. I will keep you posted as to my progress.
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Sim did you use the STP son of a gun & if so,how did you apply it as I am off to the shops to buy some in a minute. Did you apply it with a cloth or just spray it and wipe of the excess from your tyre and wheel?
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Yeah I used STP and just sprayed it on a cloth then wiped it on the tyre.
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Mr Intruder wrote:
I am getting the bike ready and hope to have them finished before next weekends meet at the Ace Cafe.
go dave spoze you'll bring the bike fully dressed cleaned polished and lookin its best ? well to not feel left out sod it ill clean mine polish up the metal a bit and im going to pull the big guns out and polish up all painted parts for the first time since iv had the bike (be the first time iv ever polished a bike) to get her lookin as good as she can and maybe and its a big maybe i might even clean and polish the wheels . have to say im lookin forward to going be nice to meet some peeps from the site keepin my fingers crossed for some good weather
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fat intruder wrote:
go dave spoze you'll bring the bike fully dressed cleaned polished and lookin its best ?
Fully dressed apart from the screen, I lent that to a mate who is doing a long trip. I will have the front wheel finished but I will not have touched the rear tyre, simply down to time as I will be tramping all week and won't get back until Friday night.
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Yeah I used STP and just sprayed it on a cloth then wiped it on the tyre.
Thanks Sim, I was a bit unsure about that. Certainly don't want to get any tyre protector on the tread, thats for sure. It would be like riding on ice. DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 249703
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Yeah keep well away from the tread,Very slippery stuff that STP , it gives quite a shiny effect at first which I didn't like but dulls off after a few days fortunately, Any piccy's of the job in progress ?
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I will be posting a complete step by step how too with pictures, either tonight or tomorrow, Thanks to you mate. No way would I have attempted this mod if you did not have the balls to put yourself up as the Guinea pig at the risk of a set of good tyres. Your a star DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 433968
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Nothing ventured nothing gained as they say, It was the cheapest mod I've done to my bike but the most visually changing I think,I'll look forward to the write up cheers DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 184121345
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After buying new white wall tyre's earlier in the year, I thought I'd see how this white wall paint came off the tyre? Quite good actually, when you pull the edge up with a finger nail, It's like peeling a balloon off the tyre lol it does leave little bits in the grooves and edges, but nothing serious and easily removed.
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That discoloured quite a lot didn't it.
You're putting a fresh layer on then?
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No mate, I've got a pair of Metzelers ww waiting to be fitted when the new inner tubes arrive, Yeah it's gone a bit discoloured now, plus my hands were a bit grubby when I removed the tyre, they come up ok with builders wipes though.
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Ah...going posh Metzeler way DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 2343124779
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Thats amazing how you have managed to peel it back all in one go and left the tyre like that, nice to know that. Could also come in handy for other applications as well because it peels away like that DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 184121345
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captain crash wrote:
Could also come in handy for other applications as well because it peels away like that DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 184121345
That's exactly what  I just thought as the stuff comes in a multitude of colours a bit like that paint that people use on their cars. DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 3498837457
Nice result that Sim Because it means that even with tyres people can try it and reverse their decision very easily if they don't get the result that they were looking for. I will remember that. DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 3005623951
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well you learn something new every day let everyone know how you rate the metzeler
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 Could also come in handy for other applications as well because it peels away like that DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 184121345
I'm thinking swimming trunks! DIY, White Wall Tyres Suzuki C800 / C50 - Page 2 3213823784
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