This was the first time I ever ordered period correct tires and did not know there was a history of complaints ranging from grinding letters to letters almost flush with the surface. I have however ordered multitudes of passenger tires, both with and without raised lettering. These tires always looked great in every respect. I just don't understand why Vintage tires can't be produced to these same standards. Perhaps part of the problem stems from re-pop suppliers trying to cover a full spectrum of classic tires and quality control gets lost in the mix. Another point is these tires come at a premium...just under a grand with shipping.
Another issue besides the flash which I have already removed, half the letters barely rise above the surface of the tire. Again, I understand what you are saying but as a consumer I think these are all legitimate concerns. In all fairness to the company I purchased these from, maybe I just received a bad batch. However, if you can, please give some insight into how these Vintage tires are reproduced, and how their process differentiates from mass produced passenger tires. Perhaps then I can better appreciate the end product.