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White Wall Tire Decals...

Post by Batman » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:50 pm

Has anyone here ever use white wall decals like this for your 1/43 black tires/tyres? Is it any good? Does it last? How is it applied?

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Post by Ralf B. » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:20 am

I often use them, they can be applied like any other decals.
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Sometimes they need some decal softener to improve adhesion, depends of the tire material.
They can be clearcoated, but I mostly leave them as they are and avoid touching them with bare hands.

I applied the decals on the blue Ford about one year ago, still look like new.
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Any more questions or need more pics, just let me know.

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Post by Jager » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:22 am

They look much better applied than I thought they would.
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Post by GBOAC002 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:34 am

Interesting.

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Re: White Wall Tire Decals...

Post by Batman » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:30 am

Ralf B. wrote:I often use them, they can be applied like any other decals.


Sometimes they need some decal softener to improve adhesion, depends of the tire material.
They can be clearcoated, but I mostly leave them as they are and avoid touching them with bare hands.

I applied the decals on the blue Ford about one year ago, still look like new.


Any more questions or need more pics, just let me know.

Cheers
Ralf


Thank you very much, Ralf! They look great on your cars! I've always thought that white wall improve the look of certain older cars. I will buy these decal set.

Next questions, since you mentioned decal softener... I had never heard of it. What brand do you use and is it available to order on-line? Are the decals pre-cut?


Thanks again!
Rollie :D

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Post by Ralf B. » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:27 pm

Hi Rollie,

you're welcome!

I use "Decal Setting Solution" by Interdecal / Tin Wizard from Germany.

They also manufacture the decals shown in your pic. These are pre-cut and available broad for 30s and 40s cars and narrow for 50s and 60s cars.

If you don't have a supplier in the US, you can try their website in English

tinwizard.de/shop

Feel free to ask further questions

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Post by Batman » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:35 pm

Ralf B. wrote:Hi Rollie,

you're welcome!

I use "Decal Setting Solution" by Interdecal / Tin Wizard from Germany.

They also manufacture the decals shown in your pic. These are pre-cut and available broad for 30s and 40s cars and narrow for 50s and 60s cars.

If you don't have a supplier in the US, you can try their website in English

tinwizard.de/shop

Feel free to ask further questions

Cheers
Ralf


Many thanks, Ralf! You've been a tremendous help!

By the way, those are really nice looking Ford wagons! Who makes them & what year are those Fords?

Best regards,
Rollie

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Post by Ralf B. » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:59 pm

These 1935 Fords were manufactured in France in the 1980s for the now obsolete brand REXTOYS.

They also made 1938 Cadillacs and 1940 Packards.

The Fords were made as 5window coupes, 4door sedans, sedan deliveries and woodies.

They are easy to find on eBay for reasonable prices.

Two sedans (right)
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Custom made Police versions
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Please note: all models pictured are enhanced with Bare Metal Foil and paint - out of the box they are a little plain-Jane.

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Re: White Wall Tire Decals...

Post by Batman » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:44 pm

Ralf B. wrote:These 1935 Fords were manufactured in France in the 1980s for the now obsolete brand REXTOYS.

They also made 1938 Cadillacs and 1940 Packards.

The Fords were made as 5window coupes, 4door sedans, sedan deliveries and woodies.

They are easy to find on eBay for reasonable prices.

Please note: all models pictured are enhanced with Bare Metal Foil and paint - out of the box they are a little plain-Jane.

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Ralf
Very nice!!! :D I looked at the pictures on Google and compared them with yours! What a big difference a little paint (especially on the grille), foil and white walls can do! Bravo!!!

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Re: White Wall Tire Decals...

Post by Jager » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:11 am

Ralf B. wrote:These 1935 Fords were manufactured in France in the 1980s for the now obsolete brand REXTOYS.

They also made 1938 Cadillacs and 1940 Packards.

The Fords were made as 5window coupes, 4door sedans, sedan deliveries and woodies.

They are easy to find on eBay for reasonable prices.

please note: all models pictured are enhanced with Bare Metal Foil and paint - out of the box they are a little plain-Jane.

Best regards
Ralf
There is a nice piece on the history of Rex Toys here : http://toysnz.com/Rextoys.htm
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Post by JSB33 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:47 am

You should be able to get decal setting solution locally, if you have a hobby shop that sells trains then they will have it.
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Post by Jager » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:25 am

One of the well known brands of decal solutions is Microsol. Any decent hobby shop in the US that sells plastic kits should stock it.

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Re: White Wall Tire Decals...

Post by Batman » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:23 pm

JSB33 wrote:You should be able to get decal setting solution locally, if you have a hobby shop that sells trains then they will have it.
Unfortunately, there is no "real hobby shops" anymore near where I live. :x We have a Hobby Lobby that just opened up and I was not impressed with the kits or diecasts they have. I'll go back to see if they carry a decal solution.

Jager wrote:One of the well known brands of decal solutions is Microsol. Any decent hobby shop in the US that sells plastic kits should stock it.
Thanks for the info! :D

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