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May 7, 2002 at 8:33 am #8874
Yes, I admit it. I screwed up one of my Bit Char-G cosmetic makeovers. I painted the wheels on my RX-7 black, and managed to gunk up the front wheels so they don’t turn so well anymore. I’ve got some ideas on how to fix this, but they’re just short of using my Universal Tool (rubber mallet). Anyone have any ideas? Furthermore, anyone know how to remove the front wheels? It’s something I’ve never really given much thought.
In other news, I’m hard at work on doing the rally decals for the WRX. Any interest in making them available for download when I’m done?
May 7, 2002 at 9:04 am #13363
first you open up the car
then take the clear shell off
then unscrew the little tiny gold screw. then pull that front black top off the front of the car
then take the v shaped bar that holds the magnet out
then you can take off each wheel.
I did the same thing painting my lancer wheels black and i did this to get it off. I went and got brush cleaner and dipped the rims into their and wiggled them around in there for a few seconds and then wiped it off. Hope this helps! Dave
May 7, 2002 at 9:18 am #13365
“Helps”? It’s a life-saver. Thanks!
May 7, 2002 at 9:25 am #13366
Zero – major bummer about the wheels. That seriously sucks. But all is not lost – YET. What did you use to “paint” the front wheels with? Enamel paint? A black marker? Solution will depend on what sort of base (eg ketone, xylene etc) the stuff is made of.
Oh yeah – the rex decals – would be EXCELLENT if they were available from your site for download and instructions on the right material to print on!
May 7, 2002 at 9:47 am #13368
David – UPDATE: It’s fixed. Thanks again!
Derek – it was a black paint marker. Can’t see how I went wrong, can you?
It’ll probably be a few days yet on the decals, I’m doing a lot of pixel-by-pixel work to get them looking just right. Any file format suggestions? And here’s an I’m-totally-ignorant-about-Australia-question: do you use standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper down there? I’m just trying to figure out the best way to get the sizes “universalized”.
May 7, 2002 at 10:08 am #13369
no problem anytime man always like to help a bit charger in need of assistance. Take care, Dave
May 7, 2002 at 10:52 am #13370
how would u get the wrx decals from puter format to “decal” form
May 7, 2002 at 11:22 am #13372
We use “A4″ paper, which is 210mm x 297mm (8.27″ x 11.70”). But if you compose to US-Letter, we’ll be fine with that, too!
Glad to hear you got the car up and running again – David was WAY to quick for me with a simple fix! I was going to delve into the world of solvents etc. Hehehehe
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