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#21 Duntov

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Who makes that circle cutter, and where can I find it? I've asked about it at Michael's and Hobby Lobby with zero results.

 

Try going directly to the source --- here is the link for Olfa --- they have a ton of good stuff and you should be able to order directly ---  one of the circle cutters is about $10 --- pretty reasonable ---  I may need to get one and try this !!!

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:51 PM

Sorry I mistakenly copied this to a wrong thread so this response may be doubled up to another thread but I think it's important to show my experience to vinyl stick ons.

 


Lunajammer, on 05 Jan 2014 - 5:13 PM, said:snapback.png


Peel and stick vinyl whitewalls is sometimes discussed on this forum as a cheap and attractive way to beautify tires. My experience is after a couple years they react with the tire vinyl and get ripply, wavy and need to be removed. If I remember later, I'll try to post some photos.

 

It only took half a year to get photos of what I tried to describe above, but this is what I've found happens in the long term to vinyl stick on white walls. There seems to be a reaction to the vinyl tires. They started turning to bacon just two or three years later. They'd have fallen off completely if they weren't pinched between the wheel and tire.

 

WavyWWs_zpsaa831b97.jpg



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 04:43 AM

Kind of looks like those old J C WHITNEY whitewalls that were held in place by 'sandwiching' the whitewall between the tire and the rim, (Giving away my age here.....) you may have just stumbled on a diorama use, here !......'Z



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:32 AM

Mike very interesting about the wide whitewall vinyls there. I'm wondering if its a climate issue as well? Possibly maybe with the wide whitewalls themselves. I have a set of tires with the Pegasus thin white walls on them that are about 15 years old and they're still stuck on like the day I placed them on. I also have another set the same age and builds, that are still on, minus some deformation on the back white walls.

 

I used that set for a few test fits on some bodies, I had pushed them down into some fenders that stretched the white walls out on one spot. They're still stuck on to this day though. I live in California I don't know if its a climate issue as to why I have never experienced that issue. Also I'm wondering if maybe the wide whitewalls may have too much surface area over time it does curl up like that? One thing I did do before I put the vinyls on, was I washed the tires and scrubbed them with some dish washing soap first. 

 

I think I'm going to try a set of the wides myself and see how they do over some years time. I have a set of the wides from Pegasus I haven't used yet. Thanks for sharing the picture Mike, I never seen that happen before, always heard of it. 



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:36 AM

 

Sorry I mistakenly copied this to a wrong thread so this response may be doubled up to another thread but I think it's important to show my experience to vinyl stick ons.

 


Lunajammer, on 05 Jan 2014 - 5:13 PM, said:snapback.png

 

It only took half a year to get photos of what I tried to describe above, but this is what I've found happens in the long term to vinyl stick on white walls. There seems to be a reaction to the vinyl tires. They started turning to bacon just two or three years later. They'd have fallen off completely if they weren't pinched between the wheel and tire.

 

WavyWWs_zpsaa831b97.jpg

 

Now THAT's a bummer...

 

I never used vinyl adhesive to make white walls, but I never had any kind of problem with the ones I made out of paper. I think paper is just immune to the effect of the oils of the vinyl tire, like a acrylic paint would be.

Anyway, my printer wouldn't print on vinyl without making a mess, and the main reason I use this technique is because of the fact I can print custom lettering on the tires.

 

I could make a white line with a thin red line inside, just printing the red line on the pepr, and then protecting it with fixative varnish for art work.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:47 AM

What a great idea!  BUT...I have very little graphic skills on a program like that. I also would not even know where to begin to get that lettering that would need to be in there......so..

 

Any chance that you saved your hard work as a file......that you would be willing to share? :D

Yep, I will share the file, no problem, but you have to have Auto CAD installed on the PC to print it. Can also draw the same thing on Photoshop, save as a JPG file and send you, but the scale factor would get a little confuse depending on your printing options. The very best, and more exact way is by far Auto CAD. if you draw a 1/8 inch line on it, it will print a 1/8 inch line.