I searched but i could not find, tread on making silicone tires. i remember a mold? Any body know how? Or know of link?
FWIW- The custom made silicone tires I've gotten from Tabcomary(Joe C.), are some of the finest and most PRECISE H.O. tires I've EVER SEEN ! I wish the other commercial tire makers would be as good as his...I make mine on a mill or lathe. If you machine the mold and mandrel out of Teflon, or other "slippery" engineering plastics, you don't need to use mold release.
Unfortunately, if you machine your molds, it is difficult to create a tread pattern.
Both ! Although "I" do care about looks- and I care about Joe building tires so precisely Round, that they require no truing. As for handling, well, Joe worked with my feedback to get the right compound for my type of racing, and I was glad to be a Beta tester for his X-tra Tall Tuffy tires....and also his superwide Hot Rod Tires.you talking looks or handling or both??
I do not care about looks at all!
I want good handling!