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I have read several old topics on how to make your own tyre walls.

Many good ideas including painted cheap wine corks bought on eBay


or using Polo mints



But the affordable choice I would like to try is using a rubber tube because it is easier and softer which means less damage to your cars. My problem is that I can't decide which size to choose.

This is what I have found so far, but no sure which size to pick.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silicone-Vacuum-...2#ht_2380wt_737

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nitrile-Rubber-S...9#ht_2222wt_818

All help greatly appreciated
 

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Finally found this...(whilst watching the Wimbledon Men's Final).... tell me if you think that's a good dimension.
I found a ruler and a F1 scalextric tyre, looks like the outer diameter is 21mm and the inner diameter is 12mm.

Conductive rubber tube - Tens Estim 10mm o/d x 8mm i/d (close enough I guess but maybe there's better?)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Conductive-rubbe...21#ht_709wt_971
 

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I was going to say just measure the diameter of tires on your cars and find a comparable rubber or neoprene tubing. Not sure where you could find it in the UK, but over here we have suppliers like McMasters/Carr here in the US that have rubber tubing as seen in that link. 5234K86 is very close to the dimensions you posted, roughly 1/16" larger, but if you were going to sleeve them then look at one a wee bit smaller.

Sandy

PS, the link goes to the section page, go to the super soft latex rubber tubing link.
 

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Standard 5/8" heater hose for cars is 23.8 O/D and 15.8 I/D
 

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QUOTE (Abarth Mike @ 9 Jul 2012, 03:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Standard 5/8" heater hose for cars is 23.8 O/D and 15.8 I/D

cheers for the dimensions... i already ordered something on Ebay, i think it was smaller from what I remember, but I guess one can have different size tyre walls for different parts of the track. Thank you Mike!!

QUOTE (GlovemanP510 @ 9 Jul 2012, 03:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Heres my solution - used both automotive tube and garden hose.....garden hose was much cheaper....

Tyre bundle tutorial

Cheers Gloveman

And this tutorial is amazing and brilliant. I shall try this when/if I have time. So impressive. Thank you Gloveman
 

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Ah. Parker industrial air hose. The blue stuff is the one to use. Much better than black
Well at least for motorbike oil coolers.


Does your employer know you have some of his hose?


Bit of a fail though as no one uses old F1 or LMP tires for tire walls they use old car tires. Which are only in scale about 5 to 6mm wide and about 20mm dia. Then again no one really notices.
 

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Yeh! Mikes right about bike oil cooler hose and the 5-6mm width tyres. I dont see any problem with grinding the grooves closer together. john
 

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QUOTE (Abarth Mike @ 13 Jul 2012, 06:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ah. Parker industrial air hose. The blue stuff is the one to use. Much better than black
Well at least for motorbike oil coolers.


That's correct, we use also for water, the diameter is almost 20mm. They had a first layer of primer coat and then painted with Tamiya flat acrilyc

QUOTE (Abarth Mike @ 13 Jul 2012, 06:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Does your employer know you have some of his hose?


It was a short piece not used
 
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