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PostSubject: Paint for tyres.   Fri 31 Jul 2015, 5:57 pm

The decal sheet for the Tamiya BT44b doesn't come with Goodyear tyre decals. I can find an AM sheet but don't want to shell out £10 for them.

The Goodyear name has raised edges to the letters and I'm thinking several coats of thinned white paint may be able to be 'flowed' on.

I have heard that certain types of paint never dry fully on rubber but cannot clearly remember.

Anyone have an suggestions?

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PostSubject: Re: Paint for tyres.   Fri 31 Jul 2015, 6:18 pm

Skid I use the "Elmer's White Paint Marker" to do letters and white walls on tires. It does dry and is easy to use. I get them at Walmart here in the States.

here is what they look like.

http://elmers.com/product/detail/7695

I have had trouble with white paint not drying on the tires also. This stuff works great. I am sure they sell something similar in the UK.
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PostSubject: Re: Paint for tyres.   Fri 31 Jul 2015, 6:33 pm

Paint pens Al

Hobbycraft, couple of quid, different tip sizes .. Made by Mitsubishi

The pen..



One for scale (std dressmakers pin)




*edit* sorry forgot to say ... that's a 0.7mm tip
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PostSubject: Re: Paint for tyres.   Fri 31 Jul 2015, 6:57 pm

Perfect, the same thing I use but a different make. Works great. I do wish the Elmer's had different size tips. That rocks.
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PostSubject: Re: Paint for tyres.   Sat 01 Aug 2015, 1:24 am

Any Acrylic paint works Al, I've been using Tamiya matt white for years.
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PostSubject: Re: Paint for tyres.   Sat 01 Aug 2015, 3:29 am

stevegt738 wrote:
Any Acrylic paint works Al, I've been using Tamiya matt white for years.

Ditto from me. If only a steady hand came in a jar!

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PostSubject: Re: Paint for tyres.   Sat 01 Aug 2015, 7:09 pm

Thanks for all the input guys.

Buck and Colin....

No sooner had I made the post than my mind was cast back to using a marker pen for changing the colour of the seat belts and I had the same thought.

I bought two this am. One Uni Posca and one Pilot. The Posca turned out to be too thin and too wide but the Pilot was just the ticket!!

Thanks guys.

Steve and Chris, I'll bear that in mind for future use.

Thanks both.

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