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Old 10-18-2012, 12:27 AM   #951
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Anyone have an example of wheels painted with the gold metalizer? I saw one example, but it wasn't very good. I am looking for something that is similar to the gold bbs look.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:02 AM   #952
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do several cotes or it will chip and peel easy
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:20 AM   #953
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You can clear it. But be warned, its gna be a PIA to remove it.
Thanks! Probably going to stick with black.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #954
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I'm planning on doing my trim on my 04 today.

I'm thinking sand with 2000 or so, clean, then primer and paint? Or with Plasti-dip do I not need a primer?

Also, should I go with Plasti-dip or Dupli Color Vinyl & Fabric?

I don't want it to stray too far from door panel trim colors.

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #955
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I'm planning on doing my trim on my 04 today.

I'm thinking sand with 2000 or so, clean, then primer and paint? Or with Plasti-dip do I not need a primer?

Also, should I go with Plasti-dip or Dupli Color Vinyl & Fabric?

I don't want it to stray too far from door panel trim colors.
I think the point if plasti dip is that you don't need to prime, sand, or anything like that so it is removable. If you are going to do all that, you might as well pick a better quality paint. But vinyl is another good non-permanent option.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:27 PM   #956
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Just finished some of my trim. 4 coats, 35 minutes in between coats. Am I not getting a good cover on it? It's more textured than I'd like. More coats? Hold the can closer? I'm spraying from 8-12" away.

I'd like it to come out a little more glossier than this. Can I adjust and do another 1-2 coats to get that or should I start over?


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Old 10-21-2012, 10:42 PM   #957
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Just finished some of my trim. 4 coats, 35 minutes in between coats. Am I not getting a good cover on it? It's more textured than I'd like. More coats? Hold the can closer? I'm spraying from 8-12" away.

I'd like it to come out a little more glossier than this. Can I adjust and do another 1-2 coats to get that or should I start over?
When I did my old stock wheels a long time ago, the first time I tried it came out too textured. I was spraying from about 12" so I re-sprayed from a bit closer and it came out much better. I read that if you spray from too far away, it partially dries before it has time to form a layer, enough to where it is very rough looking.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:04 PM   #958
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Just did my wheels in black. We will see what the durability is like.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:32 PM   #959
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I dipped my wheels 2 days ago. 6 coats. Went through get-go's car wash and it peeled off on some spots -_- I took it all off today.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:09 AM   #960
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How frustrating.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:18 AM   #961
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You want to be around the 6" range when shooting to give a more smoother finish.

Came off with a pressure washer??? Honestly, I abused my wheels with pretty much everything and nothing has peeled. Even with harsh wheel cleaners and dressing. Still holds up good. In the year and a half i had it on,the only thing i noticed was it thinning out and slowly exposing the finish i dipped.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:21 AM   #962
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Is it possible to get this colour with plasti dip??
I am planning to dip my winter wheels but I don't like full black,
and the gun metal grey looks a bit too light....
maybe few coats of black and smoke??
I'm new to this, any help will be appreciated
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:13 AM   #963
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Has anyone tried painting on top of plast dip? I'm thinking of dipping my roof rails and then spraying the STI logo on them. I assume that should work, but I wanted to see if anyone has attempted it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #964
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From what I understand, there's some type of glossifire that you can spray on top of the plastidip that will gloss it up. I'm not sure if its made by the some company or not though.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #965
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Lots of people have painted on top of Plasti-Dip, from what i have read it simply makes it harder to get off later.

Check this thread.
http://www.chicagoz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28076
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #966
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DO not prime or sand before you plasti dip. Just wash your car, and make sure its dry. I tried peeling the crap off of my sanded trunk and It doesn't peel well at all (which is bad if you need to re-do it)

I did my entire car using cans. Took me 15, and I absolutely love it.



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Old 10-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #967
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How many coats on doing the whole car?
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #968
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Looks really cool. How's your finger from spraying 15 cans? :-)
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #969
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DO not prime or sand before you plasti dip. Just wash your car, and make sure its dry. I tried peeling the crap off of my sanded trunk and It doesn't peel well at all (which is bad if you need to re-do it)
+1 - this has been my experience as well.

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I did my entire car using cans. Took me 15, and I absolutely love it.
Your car looks great! I was considering doing it at some point, but now that I see it, I want to even more now.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:16 AM   #970
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^ I highly advise it. 15 cans at 6$ a can was a cheap/ affordable paint job. Get a sprayer though.... hah

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Looks really cool. How's your finger from spraying 15 cans? :-)
Well, i'm a bass player so I've got meaty fingers but man, talk about cramping up to the max. I'll definately invest in a sprayer eventually.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:18 AM   #971
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How many coats on doing the whole car?
I basically did around 6-10 solid layers at least. For example: I'd start and do a layer on one fender, then do a layer on the opposite side, and let dry or move onto another part of the car. The key is to really get a good coat and LET IT SETTLE/DRY to form the solid coat.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:14 AM   #972
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Get one of these for the big jobs. I do a lot of wiper arms and steelies at work and it is a big improvement over the finger cramps associated with such work.

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:33 AM   #973
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How do you get multiple coats where you've taped off without having to recover for each coat?
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:37 AM   #974
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I was thinking of doing this to mine. Do you have a wider angle of it?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #975
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