ibj40, on 20 December 2015 - 10:56 AM, said:
Have to admit I have never seen that, especially for an oily substance to make rubber become brittle. Makes you wonder how the model was stored, and whether that one tire was subjected to a source of heat that could have cooked the tire.
why 1 tire and the 3 others are perfect ? i don't know..
mairandeddy, on 20 December 2015 - 11:11 AM, said:
Bad luck Floper54!
To me, it looks like it might be a variation on the notorious 'UT/TSM melting tyre' syndrome...where I believe it's thought to be a reaction between the tyre and the releasing agent from the mould...
If that's the case, unfortunately there's no stopping the reaction and not much you can do about it other than to source a replacement...
Yes i think you are right about the melting tire syndrome, i've seen that on my old F1 gtr Ut model,
I have many original wheels for the R34 so i can restore the car
Petey, on 20 December 2015 - 11:33 AM, said:
I have spares if you want a new tire. Never seen it before either and have had 50+ r34's, probably a cleaner that was used of some sort?
I have many R34 and never seen this problem before, weird indeed.
audirs6, on 20 December 2015 - 12:05 PM, said:
I wanted to open the same topic you just started as I have the same thing ;)
Well, it's exactly how it looks before breaking in 10 pieces... poor M3
StratosWRC, on 20 December 2015 - 12:21 PM, said:
I have never seen this on Autoarts before. I had it on one of my Minichamps after only a year though
Minichamps ? which model ?
lateapex, on 20 December 2015 - 12:52 PM, said:
I had the same reaction this morning...
MSZ, on 20 December 2015 - 01:03 PM, said:
I have never seen this on any brands before. Weird indeed.
Same reaction. I've never seen a tire like this one
schuifelhoofd, on 20 December 2015 - 01:33 PM, said:
I have had models with greasy/oily tires before, but this is insane! Especially when the tire gets soo brittle
Yes it's crazy. I remember having some Ertl with oily tires before.
Supra Mkiv, on 20 December 2015 - 01:58 PM, said:
Weird example , but my school-mates pen has had this issue.
The rubber is loosing its oil and gets hard. I guess that oil works as softener
Exact, i think the same.
Josh, on 20 December 2015 - 02:14 PM, said:
That sucks! I have seen a little oilyness I think but I cannot remember which model it was
Check your models mate.
wrx_triggerhappy, on 20 December 2015 - 03:07 PM, said:
I've only seen this on a couple models in my collection. Ran them under soapy water and it never came back but Floper how do you store them - it could be the rubber compound is breaking down from over heating or a reaction to cleaning agents. I had used strong glass cleaners at one time and thought that may have been the culprit. Let us know.
I 've seen this melting tire problem on my old F1 gtr Ut models ( bought used pre owned ) wooden shelf
One of my Elite Testarossa ( bought pre owned ) but never displayed, the tire was sticky in the original box...
The AUTOart Murcielago ( pre owned ) and displayed on my glass shelf, clean with bio soft cleaner product...
And this R34 i've just received, weird. And the 3 others tires are perfect...