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Old 10-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #251
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plasti dip hasn't failed me yet
Always wondered how blaze yellow would look on black. Sick!
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:36 AM   #252
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Dipped the rims on my '04 wagon white about a month back while they were still on the car.The dip is holding up great (yes, it needs to be cleaned often) but next time I definitely plan to remove the wheels for the process.

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To mask rims VERY fast as easy. Take a deck of playing cards. Stick 1 card in between the rim and tire, one after another. So basically you have built a 30 second "wall" and you will never have to worry about getting paint/plasti dip on your tires.



Now to address the other issue. DO NOT PAINT YOUR RIMS WHILE THEY ARE ON YOUR CAR-----YOU ARE SPRAYING YOUR BREAKS WHEN YOU DO THIS.


IT IS VERY BAD TO PAINT YOUR BREAKS!!!!

I covered the brakes with cut trash bags for the process and kept them clean, but still got overspray on the linkage so it looks really shoddy if you look close. I'll be putting the car on ramps this week and steel wool-ing all that crap off. Again, no danger to the car or parts, but it looks like I ran through a puddle of Whiteout.

Also, when dipping white I recommend the notecard trick between the tire and rim. Since the dip wasn't very thick on the tire, it didn't peel off easily and left a bunch of little flakes around the branding. You can't tell with black dip, but the white is pretty blatantly obvious. I've also heard using tire-shine before a dip makes it easier to peel off the tire when you're done.

I don't have any picks handy right now but I'll post some tomorrow after a good washing.

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I didn't use the clear coat ("glossifier" as they call it), so they are just the matte white.
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4) If I were to do this again, I would apply their clearcoat product ("glossifier" they call it) to hopefully keep some of this grit from sticking so easily to the wheel surface.
ANOTHER note: the glossifier is NOT a clear coat. It is an additive that just gives that matte finish a bit more luster. It still feels just as tacky as raw dip and will do nothing to protect your wheels if you use it alone. I even doubt it will peel off (but cannot confirm until I try). Someone mentioned earlier that they wanted to paint over plastidip with normal spray paint; this will not work. It makes plastidip brittle and difficult to remove. That's why they sell glossifier and metalizers that will not undo the cool properties of the dip.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #253
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is there any more pics of a silver subie with the blaze pink color on there wheels?? trying to see what this would look like in the day. maybe a side profile pic.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #254
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I did blaze orange with a gold metalizer and glossifier. Huge Success.

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Old 12-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #255
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^ that looks great. I feel like on CGM/silver you get can away with crazy colors and still look good haha. I was unsure what color to go with, wanted red but last minute decided with black for my winter set up on stock wheels. So far its held up great and I love the look of black on WRB!

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Old 12-26-2013, 11:34 PM   #256
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love the blaze orange
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:20 PM   #257
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I did blaze orange with a gold metalizer and glossifier. Huge Success.

looking good!!!!
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:23 AM   #258
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I want to try the True Metallics Anthracite (gun metal) Plasti-Dip. Anyone here try it?
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:41 AM   #259
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A friend of mine did it on his 04 Impala. It looks pretty good. Has a light metallic to it and its a shade or two lighter than my stock 2013 WRX wheels.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:10 PM   #260
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Blaze green

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Old 01-15-2014, 01:17 PM   #261
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I used smoke on my 07 stockers.......took EIGHT coats per wheel to tone down the previous owners gold powdercoating. It'll work for winter setup as it turned it a dark bronze, but it'll be gone in the summer.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:14 AM   #262
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:08 PM   #263
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Always wondered how blaze yellow would look on black. Sick!
I wanna dip my bike black and do blaze yellow wheels...such a great contrasting combo!
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:26 PM   #264
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The new metalizer dip looks interesting. Would love to see some pics of it. Especially the grey...
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:34 AM   #265
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i plasti dipped my rims 4 months ago, since then i have been stuck up to my chasis in sand, been camping with huge rocks in the road bouncing off my rims. They still look as good as new. AND brake dust and dirt is easy as hell to wipe off with a rag.
agreed. a friend of mine went a solid 4 months through auto cross season with plasti dip wheels. nothing but brake dust really stuck to it. he did primer initially though. but the plasti lifted just fine when he took it off. some people.... ugh.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:34 PM   #266
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Anthracite grey.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:33 AM   #267
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nice!

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Old 01-18-2014, 05:42 PM   #268
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I wanna plastic dip my rims blaze yellow there powder coated white right now should I lay a primer base down first or just clean them really good and lay it down ?
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #269
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I wanna plastic dip my rims blaze yellow there powder coated white right now should I lay a primer base down first or just clean them really good and lay it down ?
You shouldn't need a base for the yellow....if anything that white is going to make the yellow pop more I believe
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:41 PM   #270
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I was reading around a lot of people stress about very light coats is this correct? and I was gonna pick up 6 cans should that be enough to do all 4 rims? there 17s
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #271
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Had my white g forces pasti-dipped blaze green for winter the white underneath really made them pop
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:10 PM   #272
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I was reading around a lot of people stress about very light coats is this correct? and I was gonna pick up 6 cans should that be enough to do all 4 rims? there 17s
I wouldn't really say light coats per se...its more HOW MANY coats you do.....the more coats the more thick it is and the easier it is to peel off in the future. Dipyourcar.com has many tutorials and you can get a good idea on how you should spray from there....dont spray too far away or it will texturize like a rhino liner lol
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #273
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Thanks Ruzty! ! How far would you say like 6 to 12 inches like spray paint?
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:41 PM   #274
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I wouldn't really say light coats per se...its more HOW MANY coats you do.....the more coats the more thick it is and the easier it is to peel off in the future. Dipyourcar.com has many tutorials and you can get a good idea on how you should spray from there....dont spray too far away or it will texturize like a rhino liner lol
You'll get better coverage and more even color if you do light coats.

Treat it like spray paint.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:31 AM   #275
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Should I do it with the tires on the rims of off ?
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