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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:43 PM
I bought some concrete mold making and stamping rubber from the link above but waited till it's experation date before I ever got around to using it. I buy my silicone in a 44 pound kit from them.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:05 AM
Greg, Try polytek PT Flex 50, I use it for all my tires. its a casting rubber rather than a molding rubber so the viscosity is about 600! which for a rubber that is thin. I can pour tires and demold them in 45 minutes.
Thank you, Ryan. I really appreciate the information.
WOW! The stuff is expensive! Looks like it needs a dye too. What do you use for a dye? What is your mix for the added dye?
Edited by Greg Wann, 21 February 2012 - 09:19 AM.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:19 AM
I used there dye..but I used smooth-ons and saw no difference, but thats only my experience.
To be honest I dont have a ratio, lol...I just squeeze it into the 1 gallon jug, get a real good mix and test its clarity, if it still looks clear green i will add more dye till its not as translucent.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:51 PM
Let us know when your tires are for sale. I could use a couple of sets myself
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its crossed my mind before but i lack the skill to do so
Would you consider it if someone with that kind of experience did all the surgery for you? It sounds like there's some demand for a matching front M/T tire out there...
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:36 PM
shoot me your info and i mail one out your way
I've seen the techniqe demonstrated in a magazine, but I haven't done it myself. I was asking the question in case one of our more experienced modelers wanted to collaborate with you on this.
Any of you have extensive experience in tire surgery? If you have the ability to take a few sections out of the M/T tire & put it back together seamlessly, Frank might be able to cast 'em up so we can have matching M/T tires on our car.