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Old 06-04-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Anyone still produce Tire sidewall decals?

I am working on some scale onroad projects and have been lookig for these decals. I know they were popular back when oval was big in the 90's and I have'nt seen them since ,They came in the Tamiya kits also. Anyone know if these are still made and sold??
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foam tires commonly come with them (twister and ats anyway) but I don't think I have seen them for rubber tires before.

If you are talking about wheel disc decals that cover the entire surface of the wheel, we can't run them anymore because of the 0 offset wheels so the axle sticks into them.

you can still get sheets of vinyl and templates and use a divider or compass to create rings, they probably won't stick to the rubber very well for more than a lap. the foam ones are made of aluminum backed sticker material and they usually don't last the main either but they help stop chunking.

If you are just going for the scale look, Tamiya still sells a bunch of their sticker sheets (Michelin, Pirelli and such) if you can find the right vendor. tamiyausa.com is a good place to start
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I Use them on all my cars I just bought some firestone sets from Parma.com. Keep an eye on their site as they stock the goodyears too but are out of stock now. they go fast. Search ebay for tire decal or sticker and try tire logo in toys and hobbies. I bought a set of 50 sets of all tire companys for 25.00 a while back. all 1/10 scale. Hpi has a nice set of Michelin logo too
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Anyone know where I can get tire decals? I'd like to find some tamiya one's.
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The Tamiya Cusco Dunlop Impreza kit comes with 'Dunlop' and 'Direzza' sidewall decals. I'm not sure if you can get the decal sheet separate from the body though.
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I'll see what i can find, thanks
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Looks like Parma still has the Firestone decals... The site is parmapse.com click on 'Online Catalog' (on the left) > 'RC Cars' > 'Car Decals' (on the right). (I can't post the direct link because the forum software won't let me until I have a certain number of posts).
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Thanks Series, I found them. I searched there last night but not good enough I guess

Has anyone ever used them? If so how do they hold up.....
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I haven't used the Parma ones but the Tamiya decals are pretty durable. I stuck them on some HPI X-pattern tires and they survived a thorough bashing. I imagine they'd do just fine for RCGT and should survive a race at least.
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I ordered the Firstone set from Parma, I'll post how they hold up. Someone told me that you need to run hard inserts or they wont last long. I'm gonna use them them on my FF03 and my VTA car.


I'd really like to find a Tamiya Bridgestone set though....
Maybe I'll order the Cusco Dunlop Impreza kit.
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I think McAllister has some of those as well. Maybe D drive sports english.

OK I struck out at Mcallister although they did have some cool stuff. Look what I found at D drive sports.
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Awesome. Looks like they are for Tamiya F1 tire sizes. IIRC the wheels tend to be smaller. I wonder how they look on normal 1/10 TC tires.
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