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Old 08-12-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Plastic Dip ?

I have noticed several of you guys using plastic dip on your rims and in some pictures it looks like a flat black and then in others it looks it has a shine to it. So is is a flat black or does it come in a glassy black?
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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I think some may have done a "clear" on it after. But if you just use straight black plasi dip its a flat color.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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plasti-dip is a flat black, well it comes in a bunch of colors but all of them have a flat finish. You *could* spray paint a clear on top of it I guess, I don't know what that would do to the whole "peeling off" process though.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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its like a flat black. some people have done clear coat over it. but then that defeats the purpose of being able to peel it right off. i did my front bumper kinda like the ZL1. but i think im going to take mine off due to i just bought body kit. but i might take it off and re-do it
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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^ Same. Did my front bumper like ZL1. Takes very little prep, and easy to remove. Will end up getting the bumper painted professionally in the same manner, just tried the plasti-dip to see if I liked the black center.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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^ Same here.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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Why cant you peel it of if you clear coat?

I was going to try plasti-coating/clear coating my side skirts this weekend...
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:06 PM   #8
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Thanks guys . I was just curious cause I have seen alot of SIM's with black rims and I don't know if I like that or not so I was thinking I might try the plastic dip and see for myself. Well if the clear coat is going to make it hard to peel off then I definitely don't want to do that unless I plan on leaving it on there. I have also seen at Autozone some wheel paint that the color is called black chrome. Has anyone seen this or used it?
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Why cant you peel it of if you clear coat?

I was going to try plasti-coating/clear coating my side skirts this weekend...
Because you can't just peel off paint. So painting the plasti dip turns it into paint basically
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:35 PM   #10
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Because you can't just peel off paint. So painting the plasti dip turns it into paint basically
Thanks - does that apply to regular clear coat or the plasti dip clear coat as well?

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Old 08-12-2011, 06:30 PM   #11
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From what Ive heard, the plasti-dip clear coat is not very good. It doesnt go on as well as the normal plasti-dip and actually has more texture to it then the normal stuff. I have 2 cans of black plasti-dip I'm waiting to use so I dont have 1st hand knowledge of the clear coat stuff but just passing along the info Ive heard from people who have used it.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:03 PM   #12
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Wouldn't putting tire dressing or something similar on it give it a gloss look?
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:38 PM   #13
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That applies to regular clear coat, and I would stay away from using the plasti-dip clear spray. It's a waste of money.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #14
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I would not do this. I did it, and it looked great for a few weeks. Then it started to look bad, coming apart, etc. Do it if you want to see if you'll like the look. When mine started to come apart I went and had them powdercoated.

Here is a picture pre-plasti-dip:


During 2nd application of plasti-dip (still wet):


Rear wheel finished (plasti-dip):


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A few weeks later they started to look like shit. Had them powder coated:
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:35 PM   #15
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Looks great man.
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I've had my plasti dipped wheels on for about 3 months now, no chipping or anything. That and if they do chip or peel I can just take it off and redo them.
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Maybe I didn't go on thick enough then? I do know I had to avoid spraying them with anything remotely high pressure.

It is nice that you can take it off and re-do it, but it is a bit of a process. Honestly having done both the powder coat and the plasti-dip, I still stand by just powdercoating them. The finish is SO strong, you could key it and it would be fine. Plus I don't have to worry about pressure washing, or it ever coming off.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:04 PM   #18
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Hey Steiger do you have any nice (larger res) shots of your BLACK emlbems?? I'm debating that for myself.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:21 PM   #19
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Hey Steiger do you have any nice (larger res) shots of your BLACK emlbems?? I'm debating that for myself.
Check his build thread... I believe there's some in there.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133607
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Hey Steiger do you have any nice (larger res) shots of your BLACK emlbems?? I'm debating that for myself.
Yep what Road Rage said. I have higher res images and a link to where I bought them in my build thread.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #21
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I did my rims last winter and haven't had a problem with them yet. Even going through touchless car washes its been fine.
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Anyone have any kind of guide/tutorial on this stuff?

Do you prep the surface as if you were painting?
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Just clean it as good as you can and apply ?
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Anyone have any kind of guide/tutorial on this stuff?

Do you prep the surface as if you were painting?
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Just clean it as good as you can and apply ?
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147795

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