Fixing excessive camber on Maisto models - DX Model Repair and Restoration - DiecastXchange.com Diecast Cars Forums

Jump to content


Fixing excessive camber on Maisto models


4 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Catharsis

Catharsis

    Junior Member

  • DX Community
  • 99 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Coast, USA
  • Interests:90s and early 00s racecars, 70s+ road cars.
  • Number of Models:46 1/18, 1000+ 1/64
  • Favorite Brands:OttoMobile, AUTOart, UT Models
  • Proud Citizen of: us

Posted 22 September 2019 - 01:08 PM

Hello! I have a few Maisto models that have been sitting on their wheels for a few years, and it seems to have worn their suspension so that the wheels are always cambered out when weight is on them, like so:

Attached File  IMG_20190922_120701.jpg   106.79K   0 downloads

Is this a common thing? Is there a known way of fixing it or is it just something I have to accept? Thanks for any input!

Edit: I see that attaching images doesn't seem to work in this thread. Hopefully my explanation is simple enough!

Edited by Catharsis, 22 September 2019 - 01:11 PM.

Our minds are always racing

My 1/18 collection thread:
https://www.diecastxchange.com/forum1/topic/228889-catharsis-118-collection/

My 1/64 collection thread:
https://www.diecastxchange.com/forum1/topic/228895-catharsis-164-collection/

Remove Advertisements User is offline Advertisement

  • DieCastXChange.com



#2 ONLINE   ferrariforever

ferrariforever

    Member

  • DX Community
  • Pip
  • 3019 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Netherlands
  • Interests:European patent prosecution
  • Favorite Brands:no favorite
  • Proud Citizen of: nl

Posted 22 September 2019 - 03:33 PM

That is exactly the reason why I never put my models directly on the shelf, and always put some styrofoam cushion below the undercarriage.

Maybe you can try to carefully bend it to the opposite direction?
Feel free to have a look of my collection on DX.
http://www.diecastxc...dels-kyosho-m5/

#3 OFFLINE   Catharsis

Catharsis

    Junior Member

  • DX Community
  • 99 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Coast, USA
  • Interests:90s and early 00s racecars, 70s+ road cars.
  • Number of Models:46 1/18, 1000+ 1/64
  • Favorite Brands:OttoMobile, AUTOart, UT Models
  • Proud Citizen of: us

Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:41 PM

Styrofoam cushion is a great idea, I'll have to start doing that. Bending might work, but I'm hesitant to try for fear of stress cracks.
Our minds are always racing

My 1/18 collection thread:
https://www.diecastxchange.com/forum1/topic/228889-catharsis-118-collection/

My 1/64 collection thread:
https://www.diecastxchange.com/forum1/topic/228895-catharsis-164-collection/

#4 OFFLINE   T1000

T1000

    Member

  • DX Hall of Fame
  • Pip
  • 3990 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bulgaria
  • Interests:Diecasts and 1:1s
  • Favorite Brands:BBurago and mostly budgets
  • Proud Citizen of: bg

Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:50 PM

Don't bend them as the plastic may break completely. Prop them with styrofoam or something similar, it's a bit of a challenge to cut the piece to the exact height so the tires still touch the ground, but don't take the weight of the model, but it's worth it in the long run.

Although it depends a lot on the model and the construction. Some have been fine, others have come straight out of the box with wonky wheels. It's the risk of budgets, but at least they are cheap, lol.
I'll be back
Posted Image
Rammstein lights the match again!
..-. --- .-. --.. .- | ..-. . .-. .-. .- .-. ..

#5 OFFLINE   Catharsis

Catharsis

    Junior Member

  • DX Community
  • 99 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Coast, USA
  • Interests:90s and early 00s racecars, 70s+ road cars.
  • Number of Models:46 1/18, 1000+ 1/64
  • Favorite Brands:OttoMobile, AUTOart, UT Models
  • Proud Citizen of: us

Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:57 PM

View PostT1000, on 22 September 2019 - 10:50 PM, said:

Don't bend them as the plastic may break completely. Prop them with styrofoam or something similar, it's a bit of a challenge to cut the piece to the exact height so the tires still touch the ground, but don't take the weight of the model, but it's worth it in the long run.

Although it depends a lot on the model and the construction. Some have been fine, others have come straight out of the box with wonky wheels. It's the risk of budgets, but at least they are cheap, lol.
Thanks, looks like styrofoam it is!
Our minds are always racing

My 1/18 collection thread:
https://www.diecastxchange.com/forum1/topic/228889-catharsis-118-collection/

My 1/64 collection thread:
https://www.diecastxchange.com/forum1/topic/228895-catharsis-164-collection/



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users





Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.