How to: Fat White walls and skinny white walls


Lownslow
12-04-2010, 12:22 AM
was messing around with this knife i bought but never used and figured its gotta be good for something so when i decided to do the fat whites on the roadster i found that this knife was really good for cutting circles.
you can find them in drafting stores or the knife aisle in hobby lobby
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you need all this
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take the template and line it up to the size you think will look the best
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lay some tape down and cut the circle the blade follows the edge perfectly without catching
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lay the large piece of tape over the tire like this
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mix up your paint
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airbrush your tire
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and youre done


before
http://imgur.com/qZPey.jpg
after
http://imgur.com/Q5B7Z.jpg
if you wanna make a white wall cut another circle a size down and lay it between the big circle.

quadzero
12-04-2010, 01:24 AM
Great idea and simple too. The tire you painted looks excellent. I really have to try this out. How well does the paint stick thou? Is it fragile?

Lownslow
12-04-2010, 01:34 AM
Great idea and simple too. The tire you painted looks excellent. I really have to try this out. How well does the paint stick thou? Is it fragile?

sticks great most people have done it in a similar way getting the circle right was a headache with a #11 the knife is great for flame cutting

klutz_100
12-04-2010, 03:00 AM
Nice idea.

I use one of THESE (http://www.olfa.co.jp/en/body/detail/103.html) which allows you to cut any size circle.

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