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PostSubject: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 1:10 pm

Question for everyone. I just got a metal Heng Long Sherman lower and can't seem to find a way to take apart the bogies so that I can remove the rubber tires before painting. So now I am thinking maybe I can mask the rubber tires on the bogies instead. Would masking liquid wrack the rubber tires ? Maybe I can even use hot glue which I know would come off the rubber tires afterwards. I guess I can try masking tape as well and then scrap off any leakage ?
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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 1:43 pm

Mike, you can brash on grease on the tiers....
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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Then what ? Wipe it off after ? Can I use something like Vaseline ?
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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 1:58 pm

Tape is my friend, although I'd also like to know how they come off Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 2:33 pm

Hobby rubber masking liquid is the easiest to use and no, won't hurt the tires...

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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 2:37 pm

When I did mine, I just used painters tape. Any paint that leaked in was easy to scrap off the rubber after it dried.

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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 2:51 pm

like dean said liquid mask. i use Parma liquid mask a lot and its only $12 for 8oz. its what i used on my tiger 1

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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 8:07 pm

masking tape $1 probably Dollar store i used on all the Shermans i painted for Motomart

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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 9:20 pm

Greg , what type of olive drab is on that tank ?or type of paint tamiya , vallejo , etc , looks awesome with the dirt
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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2016 9:34 pm

I paint the wheels then wipe the paint off the tires, carefully, with some isopropyl alcohol before the paint fully cures.

Gives the tires a weathered look, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Masking rubber tires   Masking rubber tires Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2016 12:43 am

Thanks everyone for all the great ideas. I will try masking tape it as it seems to be the easiest for the time being.
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