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Painting wide white walls (old trick)

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Testors flat white being an enamel paint won't work on vinyl tires which might explain the poor coverage.

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Testors flat white being an enamel paint won't work on vinyl tires which might explain the poor coverage.

I should have been clearer - this is a bottle of Acrylic Flat White.

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What I really need are some professional stencils with self adhesive backing!

Get a compass cutter and you can make them yourself in any size you want

Then just use white primer (not high-build) from a spraycan

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I have done this many times and works great every time. I used the same template and Duplicolor white primer, 20 years later and they still look great.

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Get a compass cutter and you can make them yourself in any size you want...

Good idea! I will definitely look into getting a compass cutter - this should eliminate the need to have multiple circle cutting templates! Thanks!

Now, all we have to come up with is a good way of inserting wheels without ruining great paint jobs! :unsure:

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"Now, all we have to come up with is a good way of inserting wheels without ruining great paint jobs!"

Planning ahead almost always helps....

Pre-fitting the wheels to make sure they fit easily should do the trick.

(and some wheels can be fitted from the backside of the tire as well).

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Just for your information, I found out today that wide whitewalls were discontinued by all manufacturers in 1961!

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Get a compass cutter and you can make them yourself in any size you want.

OK - I received my compass cutter and put 2 strips of Tamiya tape overlapping on a nice clean surface. I was able to scribe pretty near perfect circles. However, even though my blackwalls had a nice line where I wanted to place the tape, no matter how hard I tried, I could not get the template to follow the guideline, and even a micrometer off and I could see the errors so easily that I have decided to use AMT whitewalls instead (which is what I had been using before this discussion).

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