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Old June 18th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #21
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the only advantage is that you can peel it off if your dont want it anymore...
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Old June 18th, 2013, 10:55 AM   #22
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people using it on all kinds of projects, but have never heard the advantage. It costs the same as paint. Why not just paint it?
matte finishes are "in" these days. it's easy to achieve a matte finish with very little prep/finish time - so while the materials may be similar to the cost of paint, reasonable results can be had much easier with plastidip for the average backyard hack than if they were using primer/base/top coat of regular auto paint.

not happy with the results? peel it. no need to sand/chemically treat, etc.

want to change colors? peel and respray - again not as difficult as stripping real paint.

I will probably eventually do the OEM VW Rims when I get two of them straightened out for winter tires, and to change the look/color for part of the year.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 11:24 AM   #23
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matte finishes are "in" these days. it's easy to achieve a matte finish with very little prep/finish time - so while the materials may be similar to the cost of paint, reasonable results can be had much easier with plastidip for the average backyard hack than if they were using primer/base/top coat of regular auto paint.

not happy with the results? peel it. no need to sand/chemically treat, etc.

want to change colors? peel and respray - again not as difficult as stripping real paint.

I will probably eventually do the OEM VW Rims when I get two of them straightened out for winter tires, and to change the look/color for part of the year.

My only fear would be once my rig is covered in it, some smart@$$ from GL4x4 would peel out a nasty word, or worse in it.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #24
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I don't care if it peels or not, ive powerwashed rims with that on it and it doesn't come off. Imagine how long it would take to peel a car? I would just park the vehicle in the garage next to a keg and have a peeling party, only way to do it.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:08 PM   #25
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Only plasti dip I ever heard of was used to coat tool handles. Same stuff?
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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:12 PM   #26
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the wheels turned out good
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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #27
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My only fear would be once my rig is covered in it, some smart@$$ from GL4x4 would peel out a nasty word, or worse in it.
thats what im afraid of too if someone notices it they can just peel everything off
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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #28
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the wheels turned out good
Did you dismount the tires first or just mask around the bead on out?
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Did you dismount the tires first or just mask around the bead on out?
the common trick for dipping wheels:
get 4 backless barstools so the combined rim/tire is at a comfortable height, and off the floor where possible dust/debris
buy decks of cards at the dollar store. insert them like step flashing all around the rim/bead
if you're really inaccurate with lots of overspray, then tape newpaper either behind, or on top of the playing card step flashing.
spray, and allow to dry
yank out cards, and paper. dispose. put rims/tire combo back on rig
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Old June 18th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #30
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Plus, if you don't like it, you can just peel it off.
Suuuuuure. Just peel it off your entire Jeep. Umm hmmm, simple.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #31
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Took me 15-20 minutes to peel/power wash my hood of it.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #32
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Did you dismount the tires first or just mask around the bead on out?
i kept them on the car and i just covered the brake
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how good do you think it will hold up against mud though?
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i dipped it some more
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how good do you think it will hold up against mud though?
I plasti-dipped a set of winter wheels. It held up very well against salt and dirt. It would come off pretty easily with a power washer (don't get too close) or just wiping off with a wet rag.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #37
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the common trick for dipping wheels:
get 4 backless barstools so the combined rim/tire is at a comfortable height, and off the floor where possible dust/debris
buy decks of cards at the dollar store. insert them like step flashing all around the rim/bead
if you're really inaccurate with lots of overspray, then tape newpaper either behind, or on top of the playing card step flashing.
spray, and allow to dry
yank out cards, and paper. dispose. put rims/tire combo back on rig
Or just put a liberal amount of tire shine on the tire and spray the wheel. The plastidip sticks to the wheel and comes right off the tire without having to mask it off.
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On this DD I used Plasti dip to cover the chrome ring around the grille and then masked off the lower bumper in the center. Easy, cheap, reversible, and changed the look of the car with no risk.
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Nice so now im deciding on which color to get
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Old June 18th, 2013, 07:02 PM   #40
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the only advantage is that you can peel it off if your dont want it anymore...
Sounds like a wrap but don't cost near as much.
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