Grinding for a Smooth Tire Sidewall - The Sweet Smell of Rubber

Grinding Your Way To A Smooth Sidewall

Sport Truck Staff
Mar 1, 2007
Photographers: Sport Truck Staff
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We pulled this article out of the "off the deep end" file. One of our editors had a tire, an air grinder, and a lot of extra time on his hands when he shot this. If you have the same stuff and some downtime in your garage, you might want to try it yourself. We can't tell you why he did it, and we are not sure if all that work was worth it. We are not recommending this for your daily driver because we are not sure if it is totally legal, but this might get you a point or two at a show.
The Final Word
There you go, a few simple but labor-intensive steps to smooth out your tires. The editor stated it took about three hours per tire, and you better wear a mask or you will be blowing black rubber boogers for a few days.

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