I find that rubbing with 0000 steel wool will remove the shine. Since it's soft, it will go down in the low places. However, it's hard to argue with the results Cato gets with his techniques, as in the post above. That is totally amazing, I would have sworn it was a real car!
Thanks for the kind words Hugh. And yes, steel wool good too-I've done that with tires and bare plastic.
I would like to remove the gloss from the tires off my current build, I think about sanding but it goes difficult within the profile (see pic below).
Does anyone have a good tip to get this done or is sanding the only option?
The other thing I would like to do is putting sand on the tire thread but I don't have an idea how to do this, except for rolling them outside in the garden
Tips and ideas are very welcome!
First wipe the tires with isopropyl to remove any oils. Then scuff the tread areas to show contact wear. Then you can spray Testors Dullcote to remove the tire gloss.
You can simulate sand and gravel imbedded in tires by using a very dry coarse brush. Use several grays and tans with a very few whites. Don't overdo it. Spray Dullcote after if you do this to flatten the colors. Like this: