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Old 11-20-2013, 09:08 PM
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Default Tip: Easy Location of Tire Valve on Wheel Pants




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Old 11-20-2013, 09:37 PM
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Default Easy Location of Tire Valve on Wheel Pants

I like the way you did that. Now, just take some bright colored spray paint and make a mark on the both the inside and outside of the tire bottom. With that done, you can tell when the valve is aligned with the very clever hole. When the paint mark is visible on the bottom of the tire whether pulling or pushing with a tow bar or rolling the tire from the side. Dan.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:06 AM
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Default Tire marks

So, what can you use to mark the tire? I've been using tire chalk, but it doesn't last very long.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:14 AM
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Wet suit paint might stay on?
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:16 AM
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Bob, into stargazing by any chance??

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Old 11-23-2013, 11:40 AM
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So, what can you use to mark the tire? I've been using tire chalk, but it doesn't last very long.
I just used a can of spray paint from HD; don't remember the brand, but it is still very visible after 4 years.

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Old 11-23-2013, 11:45 AM
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Whiteout from the stationery dept.

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Old 11-23-2013, 02:35 PM
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Sharpie makes a wide tip paint pen. Get at the local craft store. I use yellow.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:47 PM
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Can I ask what kind of cap you used to seal the hole ? Thanks for this post we have been thinking about this problem
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