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    I have a pretty good handle on my HO tire storage needs, but not for 1/32. So... how are you guys storing and organizing your tires? PM has a "PMTR1300 Small Size Tire Tubes". Those look good, but they're out of stock. Looking for something that will work with Plano tackle box trays. Ideally, I'd like some containers that will fit 2 or 4 tires, and fit in a Plano tray.

  • #2
    I was think of using empty pill bottles , was thinking of ask the pharmacist for a few of them

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GearHead36 View Post
      I have a pretty good handle on my HO tire storage needs, but not for 1/32. So... how are you guys storing and organizing your tires? PM has a "PMTR1300 Small Size Tire Tubes". Those look good, but they're out of stock. Looking for something that will work with Plano tackle box trays. Ideally, I'd like some containers that will fit 2 or 4 tires, and fit in a Plano tray.
      Tons of "plastic pill vials " available on Amazon/ebay/Walmart etc.

      Cheers
      Chris Walker

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      • #4
        Back in the day I used to store my extra tires in the freezer.

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        • chrisguyw
          chrisguyw commented
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          Sponge,...absolutely !!,..........zero need to do this for silicone/rubber/urethane

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        https://slotcarcorner.com/search?opt...t&q=tire+tubes

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        • #6
          Just simple organization. No need to store them anything special unless subject to extreme elements.

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          -Harry

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          • War Eagle River
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            Great minds think alike...and also grill a lot!

        • #7
          Silicone and urethane tires can be stored at room temperatures. The only reason for putting them in a special container is so you can tell what type and size they are. Larger diameter tires may not fit in pill bottles. Foam and rubber tires should be put in sealed containers and stored in a freezer if possible.

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          • #8
            man....that is a lot of tires you guys are storing.....looks like a hobby shop! haha

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            • #9
              You know... I REALLY thought I had checked SCC. Thanks, Scott. Just what I wanted.

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              • #10
                Originally posted by RichD View Post
                Silicone and urethane tires can be stored at room temperatures. The only reason for putting them in a special container is so you can tell what type and size they are. Larger diameter tires may not fit in pill bottles. Foam and rubber tires should be put in sealed containers and stored in a freezer if possible.
                Why do rubber tires need to be stored in a freezer?

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                • #11
                  I put mine in resealable plastic bags. Sandwich bags are cheap to buy, you mark what’s in them with a permanent ink marker and shove them in a drawer.

                  Works a treat.

                  I also store my tuned cars in sandwich bags. Zero issue with perished rubber tyres.

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                  • #12
                    Rubber tires tend to get hard or turn to slush as they age, storing the tires at low temperatures slows that down. If rubber tires are formulated properly they can last a long time without taking special precautions, but you can't tell if a particular pair of tires has been formulated properly until it is too late. Sandwich bags are actually somewhat permeable.

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                    • #13
                      I store my tires in a divided parts organizer with a sheet showing tire sizes and some notes that I keep for the group of guys I race with. They come in various sizes and compartment sizes and work great for tires and parts.
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                      • #14
                        Why sooo many tires laying in storage? I thought they were to make tire barriers.

                        I recently added a Scalextric Mustang GT4 and the rear OEM tires are so slippery right out of the box I had to order silicones for it. Kind of burns me. Are they worth saving?

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                        • #15
                          Another solution to the tire storage issue is spend a lifetime eating burgers and fries with large chocolate shakes, salami sandwiches with potato chips and a slice of apple pie, pizza with lots of pepperoni or sausage or both, and eventually you'll end up on multiple meds for high blood pressure and cholesterol that will ensure a constant supply of pill bottles.

                          It's a tried and true system. You can quote me on that.

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                          • slothead
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                            Making fun of myself because what's life without a sense of humor.
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