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"Tire" black paint?

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What's a good paint to replicate "tire" black? I have some resin tires to paint, but regular flat black is too, well, black. Thanx!

Brian

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Never painted tires...I think I'd try mixing a touch of blue in with your black and then give them a rubbin' to give it just a hint of sheen on the sidewalls. If it don't work strip 'em and try something else.

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Brain, Try Bar-B-Que Grill Black. It looks good and if you want you can put a light sheen on the side walls by rubbing them with your fingers. You can check out the results in my Photobucket under WILD WILLYS.

RonR

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I often use a very dark gray when painting tires, especially on black cars. I use Polly Scale acrylic paints for tires.

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Testors has a bottle of what they call "rubber". Looks remarkably like tire rubber. :D

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I often use a very dark gray when painting tires, especially on black cars. I use Polly Scale acrylic paints for tires.

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Love that Deuce! Do ya have the name/number of the paint you used on those tires? Thanx for the ideas guys!

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For me the Testors Rubber is a bit too brown, except as an accent for older tire side walls. Tone it down with some regular flat black or Black Chrome Trim and it works well...

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I either use Model Master Aircraft Interior Gray or a bottle of flat black into which I dropped a couple of drops of flat white.

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Do ya have the name/number of the paint you used on those tires?

I don't know the name of the color but Polly Scale has , at least, 1000 colors. Just look for a very dark gray. I often mix my own P-S color to suite my needs. As mentioned above, slightly lighten some flat black.

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You might want to look at Tamiya NATO black. Very dark gray acrylic in their small jars.

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You might want to look at Tamiya NATO black. Very dark gray acrylic in their small jars.

I agree. Recently discovered that colour and I flat LOVE it!

Loads of uses.

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Thanx a lot guys! Looks like a trip to the hobby shop this weekend is in order :(

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Tamiya Nato Black also makes a good starting point for the Ebony color used in C6 Corvette interiors. I just add a little pure grey and some gloss.

rob

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Here in the U.K. I use humbrol paints no.85 Coal Black it applies well has a smooth finish without being shiny and it has that slight blueish tinge built in. it is enamel based though so i would watch if using acrylics.

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I've always used a semi-gloss black for street cars tires, but more of a flat black wid a bit o' gray added for racers...due to tha heat aspect. Dirty tires look faded....

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