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I was priming some small parts today for my Phantom build including the wheels. As I got to the wheels a thought popped up that I read somewhere that there is some incompatibility with either the plastic or the type of paint and the rubber of the tires. What should I watch for?

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15 hours ago, AlbertD said:

I was priming some small parts today for my Phantom build including the wheels. As I got to the wheels a thought popped up that I read somewhere that there is some incompatibility with either the plastic or the type of paint and the rubber of the tires. What should I watch for?

I built my Tamiya 1/32 phantom in the 90’s, I’ve not noticed any problem with incompatibility yet.

however the Academy F/A 18 with (optional) “rubber” tires sticks like glue to my display case shelf to the point I almost tear the gear off lifting it...different model makers use different material apparently 

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Just FYI.  There is a new company making resin type /rubber wheels that I would not recommend.  These tire/ wheel combinations seem to come out not too long ago.  Either the resin hubs had slight shrinkage or the resin/rubber like tires are too big after removing the inner molding channels.  The amount of time/ energy and outcome do not justify the amount of wasted time I spent on these "new" aftermarket tires.   Dissapointed to say the least.   

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On 9/10/2020 at 5:13 PM, nmayhew said:

Please name the company you are talking about

 

20 hours ago, Confusionreigns178 said:

Yep, I would be very keen to know which company it is, too. 

 

How many aftermarket companies make wheels with rubber tires?
 

D

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On 9/10/2020 at 5:01 PM, Troy Molitor said:

Just FYI.  There is a new company making resin type /rubber wheels that I would not recommend.  These tire/ wheel combinations seem to come out not too long ago.  Either the resin hubs had slight shrinkage or the resin/rubber like tires are too big after removing the inner molding channels.  The amount of time/ energy and outcome do not justify the amount of wasted time I spent on these "new" aftermarket tires.   Dissapointed to say the least.   


It isn’t Halberd, is it?

 

https://www.largescaleplanes.com/reviews/review.php?rid=2217

 

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I'm no expert on WW2 German aircraft tyres, but were they made by Dunlop? If this has been copied from the NASM example of the Do-335, it would suggest to me that the tyres have been produced in the US and later fitted to the airframe. 

 

I'm sure more knowledgeable folk than me can shine some light on this subject.

 

Chris. 

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