Introduction: DIY Bike Whitewalls With PVC Tape
Did you know, that the PVC duct tape is ideal material for whitewalls for custom bike?
Whitewall tyres costs more than regular ones on Ebay, or local bike shop, and sometimes it is really hard to find them cheap.
If you want to customize your beach cruiser, you may heve it done for a few bucks (sorry for my english)
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Step 1: First - Make It Clean
Clean your tire using sponge ang soap. Also you can use a gas, or whitespirit it also do good.
The tire becomes clean and soft
Step 2: The PVC Tape
In your local store or building supermarket, buy a PVC tape. It is cheap and durable, have a good glue already
Step 3: Get Stuck
Take it on the tire carefully
Step 4: Heat It Better
Use the heat and thumb to glue it to the tire. Be careful - do not burn your thumb.
Heat the tape carefully, it will activise the glue and the tape become soft like cream
For better effect you can use some kind of roller to press the tape better
Step 5: Complete One Side - Three to Go!
This is only one side. Proceed this instructable for the other side and for a front wheel.
Step 6: Complete It and Go for a Ride
Well... I have been making it for an hour or so.
But it looks great
If you make it done carefully, the PVC tape will begin to come off after a three months of everyday cruisin'. (even in rainy weather)