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  • Member since
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  • From: New mexico
Real rubber paint it on ?
Posted by John3M on Saturday, February 10, 2024 3:07 PM

I don't know if this has been done before couldn't find anything on the forum, so I'll just blurt it out. The instruction said Paint the wheels for the tank black to simulate rubber and just so happened The instructions are sitting next to a can of plastic dip that I use last week on my Files I said what the heck and I slathered some on and I think it's gonna work but I don't know yet maybe somebody else knows more than I do. the fluid goes on a little lumpy and thick but I noticed as it dries it shrinks flat also when I used it on a file after it shrank I could read the embossed lettering beneath. 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 10, 2024 3:21 PM

Big fan of plastidip - never thought of using it on models!
I did the wheels on my wifes TT.  Stuff sprays great and is self leveling.

 

Thanks,

John

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 10, 2024 3:56 PM

There ya Go!

       Someone building a Model and making it look like a real car again. Nice job ,by the way! LOL!LOL! I will have to try some of that stuff too. Whatzit called again?

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  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Saturday, February 10, 2024 4:00 PM

"Plasti dip"at you friendly hardware store 

my can shows yello dip but the fine print says black I think it may come in red yellow blue and black

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Posted by Fisherman Dave on Saturday, February 10, 2024 6:37 PM

I have used plastidip spray on some 1-1/4 diameter turned balsa wheels for a free flight model and it worked great. 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, February 10, 2024 7:16 PM

Just have to test it to see if holds up to any weathering and washes

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 11, 2024 5:24 AM

Hello!

While the instructions are misleading and black isn't the right colour to use here, I'd recommend using dark grey, medium gray or maybe dirt colour right away (for weathered vehicles). I don't think that dip is the right thing touse here.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 11, 2024 9:51 AM

Pawel

Hello!

While the instructions are misleading and black isn't the right colour to use here, I'd recommend using dark grey, medium gray or maybe dirt colour right away (for weathered vehicles). I don't think that dip is the right thing touse here.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

 

I agree completely. The dip is clever, but way too thick for scale effect and black is almost never a color in real life, but rather various shades of greys. Rubber is a dark grey or even a faded grey at times, but seldom as dark as black. But, this does lend itself to other ways we may be able to use it that we just haven't thought of yet.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, February 11, 2024 11:39 AM

Most of the paint lines have a worn tire grayish color,my go to has been Misson Models Worn Black Gray Tires MMP-105,it sprays well and dlso hand psints great also

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  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Sunday, February 11, 2024 3:25 PM

This may or may not work the thing I see now is the tire can be aged or weathered with other paint but what's interesting is the dip it shrinks quite a bit and it can be nicked like real rubber. If it appears to add too much volume to apply the tracks I'll sand it down or remove it. The jury is out..but i have to see first then decide. 

ok after working to make it look good I removed it. It's too hard to manipulate perhaps it can be used for something else. Huh?

when I painted the rubber on it was sort of thick but the next day I removed it And measured The thickness with a digital caliper It came out to be 0.17 mm I was surprised at how much it shrank

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