These are the "whitewalls" for a Hasegawa 1/24 Buick Wildcat. On 2 wheels there is no way the whitewall will fit into gap around the wheel. Forcing it only breaks the whitewall. I've tried soaking the tire in warm water, and have tried to "expand" the gap with tweezer ends held together. Neither has made any difference. As it stands now I either have to have the whitewall protruding out a ridiculous amount or have if inserted flush but with a gap where it has broken. Any help will be appreciated
There's an EZ fix for this. Basically, you need two larger diameter whitewall "rings," correct?
You could find a thin piece of plastic tube that fits that tire "trench," then cut off a thin slice, sand/file then paint it.
-OR- (and this is what I would do )
Break your whitewalls, thus enlarging their diameters, then fill the gap with a tiny piece of scrap plastic, file to shape, then repaint the whitewalls.
Buy PLASITRUCT thin stock, bend into a circle, glue the ends together (like a micro Hula-Hoop ) sand & paint if necessary.
Good luck, post pics.
thank you Christopher, appreciate your reply. The first suggestion maybe a little above my skill level I'm afraid, however I've found at least one Australian supplier of Plastruct meaning some local Melbourne suppliers maybe able to source it. Failing that I'll try your second suggestion. I doubt I could get a decent match and If necessary I could glue the rear wheels to the axle so that the rear fender partially covers my "repair".