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PostSubject: Race worn/hot lap tire wear.   Sun 28 Jan 2018, 5:21 pm




The above pics are the end result, with a 
number of layers, then a final roll in a sparse 
amount of the tire dust on the sand paper, just
to pick up a bit of 'rubber'.
Sorry for the choppiness of this tutorial, my iPad
is not liking the latest version of this forum 
so up loading pics is a real challenge. 


Although I've never used a dremel tool to achive the "worn" look on tires I'm not sure if it would give the same results as the following technique. I've only ever "scrubed" the tires with 60/80grit paper to get the worn race look. 


Always wanting to get the fresh hot lap look I finally came up with the following technique. With a little practice I was able to creat a very real looking hot lap tire.

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1. Start with 120grit paper or what ever grit will give you "dust", and sand the hell out of a spare tire so as to acumulate tire "dust". I found some tire's work better with 60grit, it depends on the rubber compound make up. 


2. Mix white glue and semi gloss black acrylic paint.


3. On a flat smooth surface spread a small amount of the "dust".


4. Next using a flat wide brush, brush on a thin coating of the paint/glue.


5. Now roll the tire in the "dust" covering it completely, working quickly roll the tire on a smooth flat surface to embed the dust. 


6. Repeat steps 4/5 until you achive the look you want.

Finnishing step optional...you can also sand up different colour plastic and 200grit paper and sparingly sprinkle a very very tiny amount to give the tires the look of picking up "garbage and pebbles" while rolling through the pit garage or into the winners circle. 

For motorcycle tires you can do the same except you only do the edges so as to leave the smoother "not so worn" straight line wear mark down the center of the tire. 








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PostSubject: Re: Race worn/hot lap tire wear.   Sun 28 Jan 2018, 5:52 pm

Love the effect, very realistic. Though I've never tried it myself, I remember once seeing the results of a wire brush wheel used to simulate the effect. This wasn't with a Dremel but rather just a regular drill - there were many cautions about safe use and care as model tires could easily be obliterated with just a touch too much gentle pressure. I think your method is both safer and easier to control.
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PostSubject: Re: Race worn/hot lap tire wear.   Mon 29 Jan 2018, 9:02 am

Now that is a truly great idea Curt. Thanks for posting.


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PostSubject: Re: Race worn/hot lap tire wear.   Mon 29 Jan 2018, 2:08 pm

Makes a great looking tire. Thanks for that, Curt.
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PostSubject: Re: Race worn/hot lap tire wear.   Mon 29 Jan 2018, 3:22 pm

Thanks gents. 

With some tweaking and practice this technique could produce some real good looking race tire's. I look forward to seeing some of your work with this method.

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