[WWI] Subject: Re Rubber O-ring tires

Rick Nelson rickgnelson at verizon.net
Tue Oct 2 12:06:40 EDT 2012


Thank you Dave. I live in the US also so I shouldn't have any trouble finding SEM products.  The link you sent will sure do the trick.

Rick N
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dave Calhoun 
  To: wwi at wwi-models.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 10:42 AM
  Subject: Re: [WWI] Subject: Re Rubber O-ring tires


  Hi Rick,
  Not sure what SEM stands for but they are a full line of body supplies here in the US for auto body.  I got the spray can of flexible bumper primer at my local body supply store for my 1987 El Camino SS, so I had it on hand in the basement.  Here is a source for mail order if you cannot find it locally.
  Dave

  http://www.tcpglobal.com/autobodydepot/semprimer.aspx

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  Hi Dave,

  Would you please spell out SEM. I have never heard of it.

  TIA.

  Rick N.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dave Calhoun 
  To: wwi at wwi-models.org 
  Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 4:48 PM
  Subject: [WWI] Subject: Re Rubber O-ring tires


  Well thanks for all the ideas on using the O rings. I'm not sure what material is used for these but it is probably neoprene or some kind of plastic material. so what I'm trying is to use a couple of automotive painting products to see if I can make the ones I have work. so far I sprayed them with SEM plastic prep, this should clean off any mold release or grease. (despite the use of silicon grease in industrial use, I'm sure it would adversely affect paint adhesion). Next I lined up the O rings on an old pen barrell, and sprayed them with SEM flexible plastic bumper primer. this comes in Light Gray, the perfect shade for early tires. So here it is so far, I will report later on how well this sticks once I figure out how to attach the spokes. Attached is a photo of the painted O rings.
  Dave
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