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- From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr
on Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:19 PM
Thanks, Steve and Mike! Mike, I really appreciate the pictures! It will help with decal placement when I get there.
Steve, the hot water is to stretch the tire to get it to fit over the wheel. The one tires in this kit are extremely tight on the wheel. I pushed the two front tires off last night after placing them in hot tap water in the sink but still couldn't get the rear tires off - even breaking some spokes that luckily went back together. This morning there is no more paint leaking on the back wheels and the front wheels aren't as tacky, so I pushed them back in the front tires, this time without the hot water. In my old age, my thumbs actually throb and ache. I'm sure they will be sore for a couple of days. Just the price we pay for the hobby!
I've rubbed the body out as best I can and now I'll move on to decals on the tires and seeing if I can start putting this one together. Thanks for looking!
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