How To Customize Hot Wheels & Diecast Cars

Here you will find everything you need to get started, from removing wheels and tampos, to making your own axles and repainting the car itself. Please know that all of the methods I share here are what I have personally found to have worked the best and most consistently over time. I realise there are a thousand different ways to go about customizing your Hot Wheels die-cast cars so if you find taking a little of my advice and mixing it with something you heard elsewhere then go for it. Or as Homer would say  “A little from column A, a little from column B”

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Official Disclaimer/Warning Notice:
Learning how to customize Hot Wheels is an addictive hobby habbit that will completely and utterly take over your life – Unless of course you are a sane person who actually knows when to stop and doesn’t obsess over each and every little thing.  – ‘Yes well Alex, why can’t you be more like this?!’

I hope you find the information and more importantly, the inspiration you need to go off and start growing  your own collection of customized Hot Wheels.


My [Hellaflush] Fair Lady

This hellasweet post is also a How To Guide for Hot Wheels Decals as I will be sharing some tips on using clear vs. white backed decals and how to benefit from the best of both worlds. Now sit back and watch as we turn this Fair Lady into a K&N Sponsored Fat Girl in Uggs

How To Quickly & Easily Rust Hot Wheels

Welcome to another Hot Wheels How To, although this one is more of a H…awesome Hot Wheels Hack because we’ve taken the age old trick of creating that rusted dumped car look and simplified the hell out of it.

How To Make Wing Mirrors

Following up on our Scratch Build special – today I’ve been lucky enough to get the input from two highly talented customisers who each share their method for creating side mirrors in 1:64 scale for your next custom Hot Wheels creation.

How To Scratch Build Hot Wheels Parts

Welcome to what has become one of, if not the, most extensive guide on scratch building 1:64 scale custom parts for Hot Wheels and other branded Diecast Cars you're ever likely to read. Not only have I managed to get some of the best guys in the business sharing their...

How To Make a Diorama Junk Yard

Today I will be ... sitting back and enjoying this awesome How To Guide with you while a creative and talented Hot Wheels Customizer and close (IG) friend of mine shares his tricks of the trade. Introducing Gram Spina aka @hwc_hwcrazy The first thing you should know...

Volkswagen Storm Trooper-Hauler

I wanted it to look flush – as if it was part of the initial design and not an afterthought* (Herein lies the key to good custom creations vs. average ones) and so attacked the plastic roof section with my blade… *Follow me as I put this odd creation together

How To Make Deep Dish BBS Wheels

How To Make Deep Dish Wheels in any style you like. That’s right guys – I’ve officially cracked the deep dish code and will be sharing with you the secrets to making deep dish wheels without limitation. This of course means I’m going straight to the BBS style wheel 😀

How To Make a [Rocket Bunny] Widebody Kit

OK Guys You've been asking for this for some time now so I decided to get my act together and compile what I think is the most thorough how to guide on creating wide-body kits and using epoxy putty that you are likely to find anywhere. Big call perhaps but instead of...

Diary of a Hot Wheels Customiser

Journey into the mind of a customiser and find out where I get my inspiration, how I start my customs and why only one sock ever goes missing from the wash.

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