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Funkychiken

Revell Jaguar XK SS 1:24 Wheel Repair

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So this kit has been in my built kit cabinet for a few years, and then I noticed this goo pouring out of the wheels.

 

it looks like the rubber is attacking the plastic, and the plastic pours out.

I didn't pay it any attention, but it just gets worst and worse.

So I took the wheel off & stripped them with brake fluid

 

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The pictures don't show how bad the issue really is.

I've managed to break the pins and one lug of the spinners.

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Ive got the same kit and had the same issue in the box, the rubber turned the plastic to goo and a bunch of parts are useless now. I troll ebay once in a while for another one at a reasonable price to replace or use to bash with mine in the hopes of building it some day

 

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Mine has the same problem too. Replicas and Miniatures does a very reasonably priced set of replacement resin wheels and tires — I just haven’t got around to buying it yet...

best,

M.

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Try covering the area of the wheel making contact with the tire with bare metal foil.

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On 3/10/2019 at 12:13 AM, 935k3 said:

Try covering the area of the wheel making contact with the tire with bare metal foil.

I might just try that Dale!

This is what they look like stripped and primed. I'm going to sand off the melted part and just rebuild like this!

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It may take some work but you could completely sand or cut away  the outermost ring that is damaged and replace it with the same sized ring removed from another parts box wheel. Almost like re-sleeving it. I think the idea of using BMF to protect the wheel from the tire is an idea worth trying. 

Later-

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That really sucks, bud!, I had a Tokyo Muari Pantera that did that, and I very recently had to totally replace the wheels on Tina's Chevelle because of this. I seem to remember that I tried to repaint with automotive paint, but it didn't work. Then I tried Chrome foil, and that didn't work either. If it were me, I would either repair these, and resin cast them yourself, get new ones, and immediately cover them in foil, or buy a resin set....I think Historic Racing Miniatures makes a set, AFX would know for sure.

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On 3/13/2019 at 10:49 AM, Modlbldr said:

It may take some work but you could completely sand or cut away  the outermost ring that is damaged and replace it with the same sized ring removed from another parts box wheel. Almost like re-sleeving it. I think the idea of using BMF to protect the wheel from the tire is an idea worth trying. 

Later-

 

On 3/15/2019 at 6:47 PM, Dann Tier said:

That really sucks, bud!, I had a Tokyo Muari Pantera that did that, and I very recently had to totally replace the wheels on Tina's Chevelle because of this. I seem to remember that I tried to repaint with automotive paint, but it didn't work. Then I tried Chrome foil, and that didn't work either. If it were me, I would either repair these, and resin cast them yourself, get new ones, and immediately cover them in foil, or buy a resin set....I think Historic Racing Miniatures makes a set, AFX would know for sure.

Thanks for the tips guys, I fixed them up as much as I could. I was intentinf on replacinf the outer rim with a small cut out of tube, but decided to just sand them flat, and have another go.

 

So here they are.

Alclad Aluminium for teh wheels & Alclad Chrome for the locking nuts

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Looks like you've got them fixed up nice. Can't see any flaws from what I'm looking at. Good work.

Later-

 

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Well done.

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Your project has inspired me to dig this one out.

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I started converting this one to race form a number of years ago.

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A friend of mine pointed out that the slotcar model of this car is terribly incorrect. 

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I found this for sale at either the NNL East or the LIARS Challenge.

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Even the slotcar model’s wheels are incorrect.

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On ‎3‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 6:28 PM, Funkychiken said:

 

Thanks for the tips guys, I fixed them up as much as I could. I was intentinf on replacinf the outer rim with a small cut out of tube, but decided to just sand them flat, and have another go.

 

So here they are.

Alclad Aluminium for teh wheels & Alclad Chrome for the locking nuts

Wheels.jpg

Fantastic save, bud!!!!...are you gonna add black to the tiny holes inbetween, or drill them out?

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