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#1 Lownslow

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:00 PM

went through a lot of trouble trying to cast them(stupid 16 hour dying time resin my ;)) but finally got them complete can you believe i spent 4 years tracking a kit with those tires
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:51 PM

They look good!
Long project for you, but in the end it looks to be worth the wait!
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 10:31 AM

What kind of resin did you use? I was trying to find something I could make nice flexible tires with.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:27 AM

Those look great! I'm not much of a resin caster myself. I ocassionally do a few small parts that I need for a particular project. That's enough experience with resin to know that casting something like those tires is WAY harder than it looks!

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:40 AM

What kind of resin did you use? I was trying to find something I could make nice flexible tires with.
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i used smooth cast 42D

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:04 PM

What kind of resin did you use? I was trying to find something I could make nice flexible tires with.
Thanks,
Nic

I've used Micro Marks TCR 40 Tire Casting Resin successfully for over two years. Check it out here. You have to purchase the black dye separately.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:07 PM

Nice work there. The Micro Mark Tire Casting Rubber I use has a 24 hour cure time. I use a traditional two part mold to cast tires. I'd like to see a pic of your mold.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 02:32 PM

Hello. I like using the Alumilite high strength 3 rubber. I use it both for the 2 part molds and the tires(well, still working on the tires.LOL.) Also use the black dye for the tires. Seems as though I am currently out of the mold release though and waiting to get some. Did you do both the tire and wheel combo? Looks great.Fine job ya did!

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 03:34 PM

Nice work there. The Micro Mark Tire Casting Rubber I use has a 24 hour cure time. I use a traditional two part mold to cast tires. I'd like to see a pic of your mold.

yeah i was trying to avoid that 16 hours was too long as it was the stuff im actually using is Smooth On/smooth cast 45D demolds in about 2 hours and is very paintable even though im using dye. i got run of the mill molds ill post a pic manana

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:10 PM

yeah i was trying to avoid that 16 hours was too long as it was the stuff im actually using is Smooth On/smooth cast 45D demolds in about 2 hours and is very paintable even though im using dye. i got run of the mill molds ill post a pic manana



Is the smooth on version flexible and stretchy? My master is slightly smaller than the wheel itself so the tire can have a good solid fit. If worse comes to worse, I'll get the Micro Mark stuff and make two or three molds.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:34 PM

Is the smooth on version flexible and stretchy? My master is slightly smaller than the wheel itself so the tire can have a good solid fit. If worse comes to worse, I'll get the Micro Mark stuff and make two or three molds.
Nic

its semi rigid i wouldnt try stretching the tire over anything bigger than a 16 inch in scale those are 15s in the pic

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:05 PM

First class work Luis. Like Marc requested...Can you shoot us a picture of your mold ?

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 08:42 AM

got a set of 4 done i have to retake pics of the molds theyll be on today for sure

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