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Old 03-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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Plasti Dip Questions

Thinking about Plasti Dipping my rims. Can someone tell me about it. Where can I buy some black Plasti Dip for a good price? Is it hard to remove? How to install? Ect. Let me know Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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google is the best friend of knowledge.
True, but i'd rather get the info from people who have done this on their Camaros. Then I could ask them questions too.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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Home depot lowes......etc. easy to use easy to get rid of.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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Thinking about Plasti Dipping my rims. Can someone tell me about it. Where can I buy some black Plasti Dip for a good price? Is it hard to remove? How to install? Ect. Let me know Thanks in advance.
I don't understand why some people take offense to stuff that's been asked a lot.

OP, I plasti-dipped mine not long ago.

I bought 5 cans from Home Depot, Lowe's has it too. It's like 5.98 a can.

I took my wheels off to do it and took my time. It's extremely easy to apply. I drove it for a few weeks with it on there, it took about 30 minutes total to remove. Though, the thicker you apply, the easier it is to remove. Basically you clean your wheel, spray a light coat, wait a bit for it to dry, rinse and repeat, adding a little more each time. 4-5 coats will do the trick.

My bowties and tail light bezels are plasti-dipped now and I'm thinking about doing it to the rims again. I highly recommend it!
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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bought mine at home depot i did it about 2 months agoa and it still looks great.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #8
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I dipped my rims yesterday, took about 3-4 hours for me.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #9
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did mine about a month ago, i really like the way they look now. but take the wheels off and do the inside of the wheels also, otherwise it looks half ass imo. next is to paint the calipers
i blacked out my bowties with vinyl, but im going to go back and plasti dip them also.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #10
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I did mine right before camaro fest last year and just took it off last weekend.

I used a pressure washer to get it off and that made it hella easy then I just had to come back with some goof off and clean up the nooks and crannies.

Probably took me about 1.5 hours total with getting everything out and putting it up.

With that being said, I don't think I'm going to dip my wheels again. It wasn't durable enough for me it had a few peeled areas a month after I applied it but I just left it on.

Gotta be careful with the pressure washer though...I stripped off some of the paint on my MS rims. But thankfully it was on the rims that I had already curb rashed so I don't care.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:37 AM   #11
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I did mine 2 weeks ago. Took me about 4 hours to do. I left the wheels on the car and covered up the disk brakes with trash bags. I also covered up the lug nuts with newspaper.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #12
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next is to paint the calipers.
Or just get caliper covers.

Diped mine about a month ago, and of course rim #4 looks way better than rim #1 - so probably going to re do them all. (practice make perfect right?)



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i would definately plan on powder coating them if its a look you decide you like. something else you can do is put tire shine on the plasti dip and it gives it a little gloss. i use zainos its the best i have found. i also didnt do the inside of mine and i dont even notice it
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #14
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i would definately plan on powder coating them if its a look you decide you like. something else you can do is put tire shine on the plasti dip and it gives it a little gloss. i use zainos its the best i have found. i also didnt do the inside of mine and i dont even notice it
Yeah it's not like anybody is gonna look in the back of your rims to see if they're black. Lol
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #15
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #16
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I don't understand why some people take offense to stuff that's been asked a lot.

OP, I plasti-dipped mine not long ago.

I bought 5 cans from Home Depot, Lowe's has it too. It's like 5.98 a can.

I took my wheels off to do it and took my time. It's extremely easy to apply. I drove it for a few weeks with it on there, it took about 30 minutes total to remove. Though, the thicker you apply, the easier it is to remove. Basically you clean your wheel, spray a light coat, wait a bit for it to dry, rinse and repeat, adding a little more each time. 4-5 coats will do the trick.

My bowties and tail light bezels are plasti-dipped now and I'm thinking about doing it to the rims again. I highly recommend it!
I think I might do it. That is once the snow melts...
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #17
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I like the plasti dip. I did some bow ties for a friend they came out good.. Skuffed one and it peeled right off and we re-did it Ive never done anything big like rims
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #18
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I have been researching the plasti dip. this product seems pretty cool especially you wanna change the color of something but don't have to worry if you change your mind later. I am curious if anyone has tried to change the color of there stripes with this stuff rather then removing the stripes and applying new stripes since i would have the option of going back to original. i am just afraid it will peel rather easy because it has a visible edge right on the hood. has anyone tried this yet?
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:54 PM   #19
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I did mine last summer, still look great. Its not a daily driver tho. Very easy to apply and comes off like it was never there.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #20
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DD put parked in garage at work and garage at home.
But in the Texas heat and sun fades, I need to re-coat mine, getting close to a year.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #21
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Google some Youtube videos on doing it

Check your local hardware store for spray cans. (Got mine at Home Depot)

Yes its easy, but takes some time. (I did about 6 very thin coats and waited about 20 minutes between coats.)

I did my emblems, not my rims. Spent about 30 minutes getting everything taped off to prevent over spray.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #22
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I also did my wheels bout 3-4 months ago and never had any problems until I got new tires. Took bout 30 min. to peel off and plan on recoating when it stays warm. Bought mine at Lowe's for 5.98 a can.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #23
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Anybody have pics (non photoshopped) of the 2013 style rim plasti dipped??
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:59 AM   #24
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Clean your rims very well. and make sure they are dry before you start spraying.

Stick index cards between the rims and the tire, makes life easier at the end.

Cover your brakes with a trashbag

first coat is a light dusting, wait 15 min

second coat is another light dusting, wait 15 min

third coat you can add a little more and repeat. I did 5 coats on mine and it has held up great. Like somebody mentioned above, tire shine works great to give it a nice clean look.
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