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Old 05-10-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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so going to plasti dip tomorrow

I bought the plasti dip today and im going to start tomorrow morning sense im off work and have no school.Any tips on how to do it and how long I should let it dry before I start driving again?
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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where did u get that paint? i cant seem to find it1
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:04 AM   #3
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My only tip is to make sure you get plenty of plasti dip at the very outer edge of the rim lip and as far behind it as you can. Don't worry about getting a bunch on the tire, it will come off very easily by itself.

I didn't do behind my lip very well and it shows in some spots.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:19 AM   #4
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Do it right and get your wheels powder coated instead.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:21 AM   #5
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Do it right and get your wheels powder coated instead.
Yeah, spend a few hundred dollars to powder coat and if you don't like it spend another few hundred dollars to change it back OR spend $30.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:36 AM   #6
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where did u get that paint? i cant seem to find it1
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:41 AM   #7
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where did u get that paint? i cant seem to find it1
Instructions: Google "plasti dip", goto plastidip.com, click "where to buy" link... http://www.plastidip.com/diy_where_to_buy.php

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Old 05-11-2011, 12:48 AM   #8
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I got my plastidip from Menards.

Be sure to clean the rims inside and out, followed by rubbing alcohol. Give 30-45 mins between coats and it's better to take off the tape or note cards when your done and not wait till it dries.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:17 AM   #9
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[QUOTE=xpanda305x;3204672]where did u get that paint? i cant seem to find it1[/QUOTE /]

They were $6 a bottle at Home Depot ended up spending 24.50 on four cans.They told me I might only need 3 and that i could return the unused one.So its not a bad mod for under 20 bucks!
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:22 AM   #10
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Do it right and get your wheels powder coated instead.
I agree with sux2bu! If im going to spend $200+ on powder coating and run the risk of not liking the finished product and wasting even more to fix it I might as well do it right as you say and buy some black rims all together dont you think

I am plasti diping just to see how my car would look with black rims and if i like it i will leave it for a wile until a buy some new rims
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:43 AM   #11
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Clean the wheels good and let them dry. Then spray plasti dip. Pretty easy. I sprayed my old car's wheels with satin black spray paint. Never used plasti dip but I have three cans ready for the weekend.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:58 AM   #12
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Do it right and get your wheels powder coated instead.
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Yeah, spend a few hundred dollars to powder coat and if you don't like it spend another few hundred dollars to change it back OR spend $30.
There is a thing called photoshop or you can just search black rims on here. Pretty sure there is a pic of your color car with black rims on camaro5.

Or maybe i just dont get it

Good luck with your project
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:37 AM   #13
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There is a thing called photoshop or you can just search black rims on here. Pretty sure there is a pic of your color car with black rims on camaro5.

Or maybe i just dont get it

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There is an enormous difference between looking at a picture and seeing something right in front of you. Imagine not wanting to go see the Grand Canyon because you can just google a picture of it.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:34 PM   #14
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I wasnt sure how black wheels would look on my car, and after reading about this mod, i figured why the hell not. if i dont like it, i can take it right off. Well needless to say i love the way it looks. I drive my car daily, and its been 2 weeks since i sprayed the wheels and its holding up great! I will rock this as long as i can. It gives you that flat black painted look and it only cost $30 and a couple of hours worth of work. Maybe down the road i will get them painted, but for now, since i am on a budget, i am happy with the results
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:08 PM   #15
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I guess I'm lucky in the fact I know exactly what I want my car to look like, and never felt like a mod I made wasn't going to look great. To each his own. This seems totally ghetto to do to a brand new car, but if you like it go for it. Has anybody actually tried to take this stuff off yet?
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:11 PM   #16
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Yes, I have and it comes of easily. Even a guy with no fingers can peel this stuff off. But it is durable enough to leave on rims for months without any wear.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:00 PM   #17
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this is what I ran into with doing mods to my car. I found if you spend $20.00 to get the look of something more expensive it always looks like you spent $20.00. my advice take it for whats its worth save your money and do it right. I tried painting the engine cover for $30.00 in plastic paint it looked like I spent $30.00. So I ended up buying one from the dealer saving nothing. Good luck.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:27 PM   #18
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I was planning on buying some wheels in a couple months but I wanted to see how flat black would look in person. I plasti dipped my wheels and loved it, holds up quite well. I used index cards around the lip.

Only problem is I ended up getting a dyno tune a couple weeks after and they strapped the front wheels through the spokes (which is fairly common practice, should've thought about that and sprayed them after the tune ). I'll just hafta peel and respray.

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Old 05-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #19
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I guess I'm lucky in the fact I know exactly what I want my car to look like, and never felt like a mod I made wasn't going to look great. To each his own. This seems totally ghetto to do to a brand new car, but if you like it go for it. Has anybody actually tried to take this stuff off yet?
Almost as ghetto as putting 50 lbs of sand in your trunk instead of lowering it, LOL.
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I guess I'm lucky in the fact I know exactly what I want my car to look like, and never felt like a mod I made wasn't going to look great. To each his own. This seems totally ghetto to do to a brand new car, but if you like it go for it. Has anybody actually tried to take this stuff off yet?
When I was spraying one of the back wheels, the nozzle clogged a bit and some of it got clumpy on the wheels. I waited for it to dry and peeled it right off and resprayed. Couple spots towards the inside barrel that I had to really work with my fingernails but still got it all off.

I felt the same way as you did initially about plasti dipping wheels. I thought it was a bit cheap and ghetto. But after seeing other people's results I thought this would be the best way to check out how the wheels would look in flat black. I'll be picking up new wheels in a couple months and if I want to sell these I can get them right back to midnight silver.
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I'll be picking up new wheels in a couple months and if I want to sell these I can get them right back to midnight silver.
I should be getting my wheels in a couple weeks and selling mine. The plasti dip will also protect my wheel's finish until I take them off.
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I get tons of compliments on my plastydip rims. Cheesy ....yea. But I wasn't sher If I'd like black rims. after two weeks I love the look. Now I need to make it for good. Ho ever figured this out is a frigging brilliant !!!
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So i just finished and love how they look! I messed up a little because i had some cops rushing me because they didnt want my car to be on jacks in the driveway!!!sense when is it illegal to work on my car!
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So i just finished and love how they look! I messed up a little because i had some cops rushing me because they didnt want my car to be on jacks in the driveway!!!sense when is it illegal to work on my car!
Do you live in apartments?
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So i just finished and love how they look! I messed up a little because i had some cops rushing me because they didnt want my car to be on jacks in the driveway!!!sense when is it illegal to work on my car!
Why is it illegal?
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