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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted May 28, 2016 - 09:48 PM

I bring my GT tires to be mounted to a friend who has a small mounting machine. One day I mentioned that a couple of my rims had a few chips . I told him its a pain to have to give them at least four separate coats of paint to fill them back in. Maybe some of you have used this trick before but I thought his suggestion was great, NAIL POLISH.. after I thought about it, it made sense to me, such as any color you can think of, with the option of attaining a certain shade by mixing colors together, ease of application and the awesome fact that it fills the void in one or two coats and dries quickly. Thanks Keith for the great tip I owe you a couple of cold ones.
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Posted May 29, 2016 - 07:00 AM

Nice idea.
Also, if you just can't get the color right, I would think you could use touch up paint over it.

Smart people seem to be everywhere except Washington DC.
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Posted May 29, 2016 - 07:30 AM

Can we get a pic of you using this technique? Preferably with the tire on the bench, one hand holding tire, other hand applying polish, taken from the side at a low angle?

It could make the calendar......
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Posted May 29, 2016 - 07:59 AM

yeah I could just picture hank in beauty section of Walmart looking for bolens green nail polish!

I am an avid model airplane builder and model paint comes in almost any color in little bottles too for touch up work.

clear nail polish has many uses too. especially if the lettering is starting to peal dab it a little clear
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Posted May 29, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Can we get a pic of you using this technique? Preferably with the tire on the bench, one hand holding tire, other hand applying polish, taken from the side at a low angle?

It could make the calendar......


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Posted May 29, 2016 - 01:26 PM

Lol all this time I thought he was putting the nail polish on his wheels. Don't worry HankG before they came out with fancy colored chalks we always used women's makeup for weathering model trains & structures.

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Posted November 30, 2016 - 11:36 PM

I've been sent to the store to find a "Allis Chalmers Orange" a few times..
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Posted December 01, 2016 - 01:27 PM

So the Idea is if you use nail polish you will be admiring your nails and won't notice the chips on your wheels. Got it. :D


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Posted December 01, 2016 - 03:07 PM

could see a trend start here. Guys walking around in flip flops with their toe nails colour co-ordinated to their tractors.


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Posted December 01, 2016 - 03:29 PM

Haha I should've added that the nail polish was for his 917 Allis. I really hope there's no nail polish trend starting lol.
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Posted December 01, 2016 - 04:57 PM

I can see this devolving into guys discussing the pros and cons of different brands of nailpolish and showing off their shelves full of polish bottles. 


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Posted December 01, 2016 - 05:12 PM

I can see this devolving into guys discussing the pros and cons of different brands of nailpolish and showing off their shelves full of polish bottles.

And how they can tell when the wife was in the shop. Cause the shelf of nailpolish was rearranged and her favorite colors are in the front.
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Posted December 11, 2016 - 01:51 AM

The only modification to the tractor when he did his engine swap to a Kohler command 13hp . Needed something to keep the bare metal from rusting.

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Posted December 12, 2016 - 10:25 AM

yeah I could just picture hank in beauty section of Walmart looking for bolens green nail polish!

I am an avid model airplane builder and model paint comes in almost any color in little bottles too for touch up work.

clear nail polish has many uses too. especially if the lettering is starting to peal dab it a little clear

 

I agree with the model paints to, they are a thick based enamel and enamels harden so that makes then great for filling chips and cracks. Also you can get all the base colors and learn how to blend your own colors , or blend them if you know how.  Won't be able to perfectly color match everything, but I bet I can get pretty darn close on a lot of things. 

 

 

 


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Posted December 12, 2016 - 10:47 AM

I never thought about model paint! That's a great idea!




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