No announcement yet.

Pen for tire markings.

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Pen for tire markings.

    This is sort of a quick way to get some markings on the tires. I have been using the paints like I show here: TOOTHPICK TIRE TRICK ARTICLE

    But having a pen on the bench is pretty handy. Anyway, these are by PENTEL

    Click image for larger version

Name:	milky1.jpg
Views:	452
Size:	85.2 KB
ID:	26546

    Sort of like the "Gelly Roll" pens we have also used. But I liked the finer point this one had.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	milky2.jpg
Views:	409
Size:	113.3 KB
ID:	26547

    Click image for larger version

Name:	milky3.jpg
Views:	401
Size:	141.3 KB
ID:	26548

    Not bad. Decent price at the Hobby Lobby or online.

    Anyway, just another option. Not just for tires either, with the fine point it could come in handy for other detailing.

  • #2
    Thanks Harry, Good to know. It really adds to the look of the car.
    Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
    Connecticut, U.S.A.


    • #3
      Thanks for sharing, it looks great! How is the durability of this pen compared to the paint or fine tip Sharpie methods?

      "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
      "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

      Murray Walker


      • #4
        No idea yet on durability for this ink. But the standard acrylic I use in the article? Well...None of them last forever. With tire flex and such, mine wear over time and I just redo them when needed.


        • #5
          Looks good Harry. Sidewall lettering really. makes a model pop.

          G.P Alberta


          • #6
            This thread inspired a fellow slot racer, who is making his own tires for local club racers, to ask me about coming up with some kind of 3D printed stamp that he could use to mark his tires. A few hours in TinkerCAD and back and forth between the 3D printer and then perfecting the technique of getting just the right amount of ink on the stamp has produced the following;

            Click image for larger version

Name:	KK_v4.jpg
Views:	253
Size:	91.1 KB
ID:	28463

            We still have some work to do on the technique but are well on our way to branding his tires.



            • #7
              Thanks for posting Pete. Looking forward to perfecting this technique.