How To


Check out video1 and video2 for a detailed explanation of the product and installation process.

A clean surface is key for TredWear to work.


STEP BY STEP INSTALLATION GUIDE

For best results, tire lettering needs to be installed in the upright position. Do not try to work upside down. Do the top section, on all four tires and roll the car.

It is much easier when the letters are not upside down.


  1. All kit materials and tires must be dry and kept in a climate no colder than 20˚C for a minimum of one hour before installation.

  2. For large tire kits and all Racing Font kits a light sanding of the sidewall is needed. This will knock the edges off any textures on the tire surface and add more surface area for the adhesive to create a superior bond. It is not necessary to sand the sidewall smooth but ifyou have an electric palm sander, it is very easy to sand a tire sidewall completely smooth for that authentic racing look.

  3. Clean tire sidewall with rubber cleaner or a strong degreaser thoroughly and let dry. Repeat this step (sometimes up to 5 times depending upon the residue buildup or if tire shine has ever been used) until the rag comes away clean with no new residue. You also know you are done when the rag does not want to move in a scrubbing motion any longer due to excess friction from the clean rubber. If your tire is not sufficiently clean, the letters will not be permanent! Next, use 100 grit sandpaper and buff over the area where the letters will be applied. A final wipe down of the sidewall and letters with high percentage Isopropyl alcohol is the final cleaning step. DO NOT TAKE THIS STEP LIGHTLY! YOUR KITS WILL NOT BE PERMANENT IF YOU SKIP ANY STEPS. DO NOT USE CITRUS BASED CLEANERS OR OTHERS THAT LEAVE BEHIND AN OILY RESIDUE.

  4. Apply glue to the outline of the rubber letter, then fill in letter thinly and evenly distributing the glue. Do not use so much that it squeezes out and runs. Best results require a thin, even coat.

  5. Apply pressure to letter, letting glue set for 15-30 seconds while rubbing from center to outside of decal to remove air bubbles.

  6. Let set for one hour for proper adhesion.

  7. Remember, if you need to letter the bottom of the tire, wait for the top to cure and then rotate the bottom into the top position. It is not necessary to remove the wheel but in some applications, it makes installation easier.

  8. Look how great your white letter tires look!

  9. Avoid car washes that employ steel rail that scrapes the tire sidewall. Cleaning is best performed by a heavy-duty degreaser and a nylon bristle brush. DO NOT USE BLEACH. DO NOT USE TIRE DRESSING or TIRE WET. These chemicals penetrate the rubber and break down the stain resisting qualities.