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Posted 24 October 2016 - 12:08 PM

My first time using these. Is there a good way to fill in the craters on the insides left by the manufacturing process?
 
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These wheels will probably never see a track but I'd like them to be as visually perfect as possible.

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 01:14 PM

Pablo,

 

Maybe Flex Seal will work. Spray a little on a piece of paper and use a toothpick to fill the holes.


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 01:23 PM

3M or GE black silicone caulk/glue.
 
Most cast tires can have air bubbles if the are not cured/dried in a vacumn chamber.
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:59 PM

You can try thick fingernail polish.
 
Fingernail polish will also bond urethane to the hub.
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:13 PM

If solvents in above are too aggressive for the substrate, maybe black food color in white skool glue?


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:24 PM

Thanks guys. I'm getting a lot of "try this" answers - I'm fully capable of guessing on my own.

What I need is a "I've used this and I know it it works" answer.

 

Maybe Larry Kelly's answer is the one I'm looking for, but I'm not sure yet.


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:37 PM

You should 'try' a few different ways to get them as visually perfect as possible.  Or dip the whole thing in ______? 

(meaning matching color and texture both at the same time might be tough)


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