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New resin tire coming soon; BF Goodrich Radial T/A | Released on Oct 18


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#41 Lownslow

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

i want some too

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

They look great. Are you selling them as a big and littles set, or separate pairs?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

I have a whole bunch of sets made up now, mostly the white resin. They will be packaged in sets of two, so that you may get two sets of the 235's or a set of 235's for fronts and 295's for rears. Here are some photos of a painted production rubber 295 on the rear of my perpetual project Buick GN:
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You can monkey around with the backspacing on the wheels to get the look you want.

I painted the white letters on the rubber version by hand with an 00 brush and Liquitex acrylic white:
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Since these tires are real rubber, the paint doesn't want to stick. There are some urethane adhesion promoters available, and just cleaning the part with acetone will help a lot. For this tire, I didn't do anything other than wash it with dishwashing liquid, just because I wanted to see how well it holds up over time.

This is the hard white resin version, painted with Wicked Colors Smoke Black and the white letters revealed by gently sanding:
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With these white resin tires, it's WAY easier to get the white letters practically perfect. I did not prime this tire casting, but I would suggest priming it them with Tamiya Fine White Surface primer to help with paint adhesion. I actually always suggest priming resin parts, so this case is no different.

Here's how it breaks down:
Rubber Tires
PRO: flexible, so they will accommodate different wheels without a lot of hassle.
CON: flexible, so paint doesn't stick too well and since they are very abrasion-resistant, the tread is sort of hard to scuff.

Resin Tires
PRO: easy to paint, and a wide range of painting techniques and products may be used.
CON: somewhat fiddly to get some wheels to fit perfectly and some sanding of the wheel or the inner diameter of the tire may be required.

Well, I hope this answers questions some of you may have. I expect to put ordering information on my website next Thursday, October 18.

Thanks for your interest,
Joseph

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

Now that is a wheel well full of tire.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

ill take the hard resin sets

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

cant wait!! building a replica of the girlfriends 81 z28 it has 295/60/15 out back, as did my 85 Iroc-z, these are perfect.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

I'm also liking the hard resin ones....light sanding beats handpainting RWLs any day.

Any idea of pricing on those tires? I'm looking forward to a few pairs of bigs and littles, and wanna make sure I can swing it.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

Any idea of pricing on those tires? I'm looking forward to a few pairs of bigs and littles, and wanna make sure I can swing it.



I expect to put ordering information on my website next Thursday, October 18.


You will be able to swing it, Dave. Joseph's tires are worth it. :wub:

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

Just stumbled into this. I am going to be buying quite a few sets!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:42 AM

This is awesome news!!!

#51 Chief Joseph

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

All four versions of the tire are officially released as of right now. Information is on my website, which is linked in my signature line. I will be driving about 8 hours on Friday, so I may not be able to respond to emails quickly. Thanks for all your interest & support!

Joseph

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

You will be able to swing it, Dave. Joseph's tires are worth it. :wub:


Ordered and PayPal'd moments ago - looking forward to them

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:09 AM

AWESOME! I have a bunch of idears for these!!!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

I just ordered! cant wait, I can finally have accurate 295`s for replica builds!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

Also placed an order this evening . Can't wait to see them !

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

Email sent

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:49 AM

I'm in for a set! Hell yeah man, those look great! I've never used resin tires before, but i'd love to try them!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:55 AM

The first batch of orders have gone out!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:08 AM

Did you get my PM on these ?....'Z'

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

I'm thinking I might have to get a set of those Good Years too for my '85 GN build.