When I first started with collecting diecast, I used to hate rubber tires, and with every model I bought - I made sure it had plastic tires on them. But more and more, as time passed by... diecast models with rubber tires have become to be more “premium” in its construction, more “realistic”, more true-to-scale than the ones with plastic. And I’ve grown to like that.
But displaying such cars brought out one problem, “flat spots”. Like if they’ve been on the shelf for more than a 2 months or more... the rubber tends to flatten out.
A temporary fix is by rotating the wheels every couple of weeks... this would be great if you have maybe 10 or 20 cars with rubber, what if you have more than 100 on display? It will become an annoying chore.
Masking tape underneath the car is no help too... coz as it dries, it looses some of its stickiness, and sometimes it leaves a dirty residue on the glass shelf. Same with any other tape.
So what would you guys suggest? Any tips on preventing flats?