Tire Scuffing Tool for Under a Dollar


dag65
12-23-2003, 01:02 PM
Heres a little idea I came up with that works pretty well. I had seen a tire scuffing tool advertised a few years back, it was real nice and machined out of aluminum but was around $20 which seemed a bit steep but I still really wanted one. Well I have never seen them in the stores and never got around to ordering one.
A few months ago I was at the Hardware store this great idea hit me like :bricks1:

You will need 2 finish washers 1 bolt and nut. Make sure the bolt fits snug in the hole in the washer so its self centering. I don't know what size washers I bought so just take some tires with you and test fit, they should fit in the tire just like half of a rim on a real tire. I also purchased a smaller set for some other tires I have.
http://images4.fotki.com/v50/photos/1/11686/415169/IMGP1383-vi.jpg
Assemble as shown
http://images4.fotki.com/v51/photos/1/11686/415169/IMGP1384-vi.jpg
http://images4.fotki.com/v51/photos/1/11686/415169/IMGP1385-vi.jpg
mount that baby in a drill ( or I prefer a drill press ) spin it up and apply abrasive
( I use an emery board and some fine sandpaper )
Don't apply too much speed or pressure as the rubber or plastic will melt and if you are doing a treaded tire be careful not to sand off all the tread.
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!!!

EMAXX
12-23-2003, 01:06 PM
Very cool. Thanks for the heads up. very cheap way to scuffing.

Zcaithaca
12-23-2003, 01:22 PM
woah!!...great ide...add this to the TUTORIAL section

Ferrari TR
12-23-2003, 01:41 PM
nicely done.
Excellent pix!

hopefully I'll have my new Digi-cam before the next meeting, so you can give me some tips! lol

pettercardoso
12-23-2003, 02:01 PM
Great idea, man! :D
I'll have to try that on my current project

Kasso
12-23-2003, 02:07 PM
nice idea!! i gotta try it out now. my old method wasnt working.

Sigmaman
12-23-2003, 04:17 PM
Thats trick man.

CamaroSSBoy346
12-23-2003, 04:41 PM
Yeah, i heard about this last year. It was featured in Scale Auto Magazine (the one with a yellow dodge challenger t/a on it) where they were showing you how to really detail a..challenger. that was one of the tips.

dag65
12-23-2003, 04:51 PM
Yeah, i heard about this last year. It was featured in Scale Auto Magazine (the one with a yellow dodge challenger t/a on it) where they were showing you how to really detail a..challenger. that was one of the tips.
Yeah I remember that article, don't remember the tips though guess I missed that part :screwy:

CamaroSSBoy346
12-23-2003, 05:38 PM
Well, i guess it wasnt a tip, but it was telling you how to detail it further, so i guess that could be a tip?

dag65
12-23-2003, 05:41 PM
Well, i guess it wasnt a tip, but it was telling you how to detail it further, so i guess that could be a tip?
Well in any case it works great, believe me the idea was not original :icon16:
Another thing you could use it for besides scuffing would be to use a small saw and cut treads into a slick and make cheater slicks for muscle cars.

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