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Post by Paul on Thu 11 Dec 2008, 3:50 pm

Sick of staring at all those blackwall tyres in your parts bin that are almost good for nothing?, Here's how I make mine useable.......


1/ Next time your down the local newsagent picking up your latest cool Car Magazine or Woman's Weekly( Suspect ).................head for the pen section and pick up some gel pens, about $2.50 each.

Here's the one's I use,



They come in lots of neat colours too,


You will also need a circle template ( Newsagent should have them too or try officeworks) I already had one handy for painting Wide Whitewalls with Tamiya Primer ( Want a tutorial on that?? ).


Grab your chosen tyre an some blue tac! I'm using Amt's generic Firestone skinny, I'm sure these will never become rare lol! .


Next install either the rims you will be using or an old one that fits, this makes it a lot easier to center in the circle template.


Blue tac it in,


Then flip it over and get in centered, which is easy with the blue tac and not so easy if you use tape!


Grab your newly acquired gel pen in your chosen colour an start,


You may need to go over it a few times and the more you go over it the wider the stripe, work carefully.


Gently pull your tyre away from the rear and don't touch the ink as it takes a while to dry and even then don't touch it, if your not happy with the result grab a cloth and wipe it off, even for these pix I had to do it twice!


Ok that's one tyre down you now have 3 more to do! make sure in between every tyre you clean the circle template with a cloth to remove the wet ink still on it.
Once you've done all 4 install them to your chosen project!


here's some examples of other colours done the exact same way!

Gold


Blue


Give it a shot and be sure to post up you results!!


aus


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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by Robert81 on Thu 11 Dec 2008, 3:58 pm

That is sweet. how does the ink hold up to handling?
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by frank on Thu 11 Dec 2008, 4:08 pm

Great tutorial Paul, I'll have to try it. The tutorial for the wide white walls would be nice too, please

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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by Paul on Thu 11 Dec 2008, 4:18 pm

Robert81 wrote:That is sweet. how does the ink hold up to handling?

It dries pretty good but will scratch off with your finger nail, but so will paint!

...............and Frank I will do one soon as I get a chance.
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by Bryce on Thu 11 Dec 2008, 4:53 pm

Thanks Paul - that's awesome. Very Happy
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by slowlylearning on Fri 19 Dec 2008, 5:50 pm

Awesome, will be trying this one as soon as i find my sisters gel-pen stash! Thanks Paul

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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by joe d on Tue 02 Jun 2009, 10:46 am

that's a great tip
l have been using the circle template for while
but the tip with the gel pens is just
perfect for the smaller white lines
and now you have solved the problem of red line tires
thanks heaps
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by TomA on Tue 02 Jun 2009, 11:06 am

Great tip Paul! terrific The other colours look good too! Can't wait to see how you go about doing the wide whites. What a Face
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by NosNut on Fri 05 Jun 2009, 1:36 pm

Good stuff !!

For wide whites, I've used Liquid Paper ball point
has lasted a few years & looks like rubber
A lot of kit blackwalls have a lip moulded in, can be carefully outlined around said lip, then fill in till you've got coverage - no template needed


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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by NosNut on Sat 06 Jun 2009, 1:05 pm

These were blackwalls from AMT '58 Impala
A bit dirty looking now, due to floating around in
bottom of box for a few years


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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by slowlylearning on Mon 30 Aug 2010, 3:49 pm

Paul wrote:
I'm sure these will never become rare lol!

the last 3 old amt kits i baught did not have them in there! :O they had yucky fat, hollow things Sad


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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by michael on Mon 30 Aug 2010, 4:21 pm

GREAT TUTORIAL
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by Tillerman on Tue 31 Aug 2010, 11:17 am

Nice tip mate! Thanks.
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by allan on Sun 29 Jul 2012, 6:06 pm

Very cool tip Thank's for sharing
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by GothicKustomz on Fri 14 Nov 2014, 3:34 am

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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by GothicKustomz on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 11:52 am

Man I'm glad I came back!!!!! I forgot all about this, as I pondered where I could find wide whites, for the Queen of the 4 horseman build I have going, Famine, yes I will share pix soon, but I'm so glad to be back, thanx for this post
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Re: Narrow Whitewalls - How to

Post by zenrat on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 8:07 pm

Wouldn't Famine have THIN whites?

Just a thought...

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