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Old 10-31-2019, 05:06 PM   #26
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Re: Do you like whitewalls

the first AD I built was a 47 GMC with red steels and blackwalls. I advertised it for sale and the response was fairly lackluster. I ordered some WV smoothies and coker wide whites and the day after I put them on I had about 20 calls. I prefer blackwalls, it would seem that most others prefer whitewalls.

I dont keep the trucks very long after finishing so I dont know about cleaning them, I know that my dirt road gets the wheels and tires pretty dirty pretty quickly but washing at the jet wash was enough to take care of it.

I think the reason why the whitewalls get dirtier faster is two fold, first the whitewall depth on the tire is much thinner than it used to be, barely deep enough to take a good scratch any more. and the second reason is that tires are only about 1/3 real rubber these days, the other 2/3 is synthetic (mostly petroleum based) rubber. these leech their synthetic compounds over time with exposure to the sun, which I think stains the whitewall from the back side and within the white part of the tire itself.

i know that wesleys blech-wite changed their formula in the 90s too, to save money, that was the product that REALLY made whitewalls pop.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:34 PM   #27
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I like whitewalls so much I even put them on my dog...............
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:12 PM   #28
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I like whitewalls so much I even put them on my dog...............
That, sir, it just too damn funny.

And nice pic, too.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:36 PM   #29
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Whitewalls kick a$$!
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:33 AM   #30
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Re: Do you like whitewalls

My truck had blackwalls to start with but I changed them to whitewalls. I really like the look on that truck so much that I can't stop looking at it
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:20 AM   #31
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On a truck, I like "raised white letters".....
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:07 PM   #32
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Raised white letters is a. very 70's thing. I was there, I remember.

I'd not have them on any modern car for sure and these cars you see running around with the giant NASCAR sized white letters just look stupid to me. NO ONE thinks the car is a race car.

Like most things, whitewalls are taste and, "...everyone has bad taste, except me!" Ha ha
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:37 PM   #33
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Raised white letters is a. very 70's thing. I was there, I remember....
Yeah... me, too. Never got into the huge tires, but like the raised letter look.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:52 AM   #34
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Re: Do you like whitewalls

Well, all the trucks posted I like with or without WW. I think they're more "photogenic" with whites. I don't like the price of whitewalls
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Old 11-16-2019, 01:10 PM   #35
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You can get add on whitewalls from link below. I got some just not installed as yet.
https://www.amazon.com/ATLAS-White-T.../dp/B01N9JGJHY
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Old 11-16-2019, 02:27 PM   #36
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portawalls are just as bad as buying a 4 door car
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