I was away this summer, and when I came back, I noticed that all of my car's tires were sticking to the wood of which they sat upon :? So I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else?
O.k. Thanx for the link. Sorry I didn't check the boards more thoroughly for that :roll:In fact, quite a lot of us have had this problem, Pininfarina. We were discussing this about a week before you joined the forum. Check out what we discussed here:http://www.diecastxchange.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1949
Totally OT: VR - are you able to steer me to any information about cleaning solutions that contain pertroleum distilates and how that's bad for rubber/plastic? Thanks in advance.vegasracer said:I have noticed that with some of my models, including many Exotos and Minichamps, there is a tire tread mark left by the wheel after setting for a few days on the black plastic base I put the cars on. I don't think this is melting, but rather migration of residual chemical from the tire. It could be plasticizer, mold release, or unreacted monomer from the formation of the 'rubber' polymer. I've seen this before in my profession as a chemist, in situations where a polymer is not completely reacted, or where there is an excess of one ingredient. Maybe this is at play in our case here.