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Old 09-27-2014, 04:58 PM   #15
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Plastidip is awesome. My ratchet handles never slip out of my hands even when they are covered in grease.
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:11 PM   #16
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Well here's my opinion on it. I painted the 18" V6 wheels I had. Cleaned, sanded, cleaned, primed, painted, clear coated. This process probably took about a full day with drying time.
Looked pretty good. But After about a month of driving started to get chips from rocks. Wasn't happy with it. But kept it like that for about a year. Then I took them all off and did the same thing again. Except I didn't have to prime again. But this process still took a good 12 hours total. Months after that I noticed chipping.
Ended up selling the car. Now have a white ss. I wanted black wheels so I decided to plastidip them. Took about 4 hours to do, including removing from car, cleaning, and spraying. It fries so much quicker than paint and it has held up better. I have 0 issues with mine and if you want a glossy look to them you can just use armor all to shine them up. Plastidip FTW


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Old 09-27-2014, 05:24 PM   #17
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If I had a do over I wouldn't do plastidip for the simple fact that when it starts to peel in certain spots there's no touching up as it will look uneven with the previous layers(I tried) so you gotta strip it all off, 1 hr pressure washer time for me to get it ALL off, then reapply, too much time involved, especially having to do this about every 6 months for a DD to keep them looking good. But black wheels definitely do change the look of the car tremendously, I've gotten so many compliments. Once your wheels go black you won't wanna go back, atleast for me lol I'd say try it out to see if black wheels are for you. If you already know you're gonna like black wheels and wanna keep them for a long time, find a more permanent solution from the get go(ie. Powder coat) as for me I'm purchasing a set of 1le rims. Plastidip is a great diy wheel mod for the price it costs to if you want black wheels in a cost effective manner, longevity however is not worth the process for me. Goodluck!
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:22 PM   #18
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Works for me. Just take your time an spray it evenly.


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Old 09-27-2014, 07:55 PM   #19
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Go for the glossifier if you do, i think the flat black look is getting played out and looks cheap
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:11 AM   #20
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I love plastic dip. it is the best invention ever
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:04 PM   #21
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A bunch of co-workers have dipped their wheels (var. cars) and the finished look appears cheap. I dipped my tailight bezels, but decided to just paint it black after a month. I've also plastidpped the side Camaro lettering and for something small it looks fine, but it's slowly starting to peel. I'm getting my SS wheels powdercoated satin black and wouldn't consider dipping them.

On the flip side, it is affordable and reversible...

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Old 09-30-2014, 12:08 PM   #22
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Its not a bad alternative at all and the perk is you can reapply is should it come off or anything.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:49 PM   #23
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Most people who knock plastidip havent applied it correctly. Dip at a temp above 70 degrees, make sure the can isnt cold, shake well, apply first coat almost transparent, then apply at least 3 heavier coats. It's also nice that you dont have to remove the wheel to apply it. Have dipped the wheels and trim on the last few cars i've owned including my 12 SS.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:04 PM   #24
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I will be plastidipping myself for Halloween! Much cheaper than buying a costume.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:07 PM   #25
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Most people who knock plastidip havent applied it correctly. Dip at a temp above 70 degrees, make sure the can isnt cold, shake well, apply first coat almost transparent, then apply at least 3 heavier coats. It's also nice that you dont have to remove the wheel to apply it. Have dipped the wheels and trim on the last few cars i've owned including my 12 SS.
That's a pretty ignorant statement to make. Although your directions & advice are well stated.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:17 PM   #26
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That's a pretty ignorant statement to make. Although your directions & advice are well stated.

How is it ignorant? All the complaints people have are that it looks cheap, is textured, doesn't peel right... Which are all problems you have when it is applied incorrectly. Here's a picture of plastidip applied to a whole car by a professional: Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1412129792.555943.jpg
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:28 AM   #27
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How is it ignorant? All the complaints people have are that it looks cheap, is textured, doesn't peel right... Which are all problems you have when it is applied incorrectly. Here's a picture of plastidip applied to a whole car by a professional: Attachment 665483 (and yes that is white gloss plastidip)
Thanks. I didnt believe anything in my comment to be ignorant but if I offended you in any way directly then I apologize.
I've done 4 sets of wheels and the trim on 5 cars. Im by no means an expert but found that the first couple of times came out pretty poorly and didnt hold up as well. Now the dip is holding up with taking the extra prep time, having the practice of proper spraying and doing more coats.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:54 PM   #28
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