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#51 OFFLINE   shim



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 07:20 AM

looks like reaction goes inside the tire, as the glass is chemically neutral. So, i guess it doesn't matter what surface you will use. Also, i think that others
surfaces can make it even worse.

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 07:59 AM

I wonder if it does the same to those sitting on leather and alcantara bases or does it only happen on hard surfaces?

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 08:05 AM

As I see it, the melting could be due the plasticizer leaching due to thermal variations, in which case the solution would be to prevent such variation. If however it will leach out over time regardless of conditions, there is nothing we can do.

To be on the safe side I elevate my models using paper or acrylic so the tyres don't touch the base surface, if no other reason than to prevent them from developing flat spots.
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Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:07 AM

so bottom line is no matter what surface it's better to elevate the tires seems like the best advice?

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:36 AM

My R34 had one bad tire and the others are perfect... so thermal variations ?? certainly not ! .... it's a bad batch with chimical issues

If you find a model with a tire like this, ( the M3 has the same problem ), there is nothing you can do. The tire is dead, and you need a replacement,

The melting tire on the display case IS NOT the same problem, ( just a small spot on the tire because the plastic is cr**py, and with a paper under the wheel you can prevent that )

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