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Old 09-06-2011, 04:03 PM   #26
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Maybe it's just me but I prefer the door bumpers. It completes the lines on the car and extends the line created by the STi badge on the side :shrug:
Yep, it's just you! Haha. Just kidding. Personally, I'm not a big fan of the bumpers on the doors. I thought about getting them myself on my 2011 but decided against it after seeing it in person. The car already has so many lines and bulges to it that come together nicely. I think having these door bumper things just make it too much. It's too..."busy".

Anyway, good luck with the PlastiDip OP. I don't know anything about it personally but from the pics, it looks pretty good and if it holds up well, even better!
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #27
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that looks good I just can't imagine that it's very durable.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #28
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that looks good I just can't imagine that it's very durable.
it will surpise you....
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:40 PM   #29
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What's next, spray on Plasti-dip condoms?
They are in testing in Japan actually. Google them (spray on condoms)
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:01 AM   #30
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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.

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This I did my wheels March 4th of this year they still look good and clean easy.


I did three heavy coats on each wheel though so maybe that has something to do with it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #31
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My rims have been plasti dipped for 4 months... and all i drive on is back roads holds up fine. Plus you can peal it off when ever you like and paint them a diffrent color. Nothing wrong with experimenting with stock rims
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #32
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the plasti dip will not come off. i painted my foglight bezels with it and they were on the car for almost a year and a half and there wasnt a single chip. also painted my sti splitters with it and scraped stuff 100s of times and it never came off. very durable stuff.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #33
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I had plasti dip on my winter rims, held up just fine for the entire winter (7-8 months)
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:12 PM   #34
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that looks good I just can't imagine that it's very durable.
I'll just go straight off the plasti-dip website.

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Plasti Dip is a multi-purpose air dry, specialty rubber coating that can be easily applied by spraying, brushing or dipping. Plasti Dip protective coating products resist moisture, acids, abrasion, corrosion, skidding/slipping, and provides a comfortable, controlled grip. It remains flexible, stretchy and will not become brittle or crack in extreme weather conditions; -30F to 200F



Auto Body shops and automotive applications include steering wheels, metal studs, mounting brackets, battery trays, magnetic, rubber boots, plastic fender flares, rocker panels, manifold parts, tire irons, clutch and brake levers, speakers, throttle control panels

Basically this stuff was designed to take a good amount of wear and tear. They designed it to help coat the ends of tools and other decently heavy wear items. A friend of mine in our shop did this to his wheels nearly a year ago on his 3 series BMW, not one chip on them and still look great. Preparation is a huge factor in how long something will last. If you're in a hurry and barely sand and don't properly clean, it will peel off easily.

Moral of the story, don't knock it till you try it. People would be surprised if they realize how many spray paints were the same but branded as something special.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:33 AM   #35
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I've painted dirt bike rims with this and they easily last 6 months of hard rocky riding(where normal paint only lasts a few weeks).
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:40 AM   #36
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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.
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obviously these people have not read the posts of the tons of people that that have had it on their wheels for months without problems. i was thinking of doing mine white since it is temporary
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:20 PM   #37
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My wheels are still looking good as new after a week.

One of the points of this thread is to show what your wheels look like plastidipped. So please post those pics to let others know what it looks like.

@Pineapple Devil: Especially those white ones, that sounds awesome.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:09 PM   #38
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:17 PM   #39
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I love the look but also question the durability. Please keep us updated with any issues.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:17 PM   #40
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will do, like i said they have been through hell and still look as good as new
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:32 AM   #41
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:36 AM   #42
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I did, but I took the wheels off of the car. But I know some people do it with the wheels still on the car. Just make sure that you do a good job masking and it should work just fine. Also, if you get some of the plastidip on the tire, it doesn't really matter, because it's black and it rubs right off.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #43
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Did you spray both sides of the wheel? Or did you mask off the back and spray just the outer face that you would see?
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #44
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I doubt it will last very long...good luck
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I don't see the point to painting with rubberized spray that will rub off with ones thumb. Seems like either a misguided attempt at doing something different or a colossal waste of time
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It's going to look horrible by the end of the month. Again...plastidip is NOT for wheels.
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I must say u spend alotta time on using the plasticdip and must wasted like 10 cans lol?
But its true the wheels is not going to last long... should have spray painted it gold rather than plastidip... if i were to ever spray paint mine...

But even other spray paint out there is not that good... including rustoleum and other stuff, basically i think anything sprays out from a can will not last...
Because when u drive rocks and crap will hit ur rims and like make wherever the rock touched a different color spot, and what r u going to do about that when it turns ugly...?
I could put some serious money down that not even ONE of you have tried this before. EVERYONE is so quick to jump on the hate bandwagon when it comes to trying something different. Since when did $30 and 4 hours time become "a colossal waste"?!

Take this guy for instance:

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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.
He's actually tried it and knows from experience. We need more people like him around these forums and less of the Debbie-downers.

Props for something different!
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:42 PM   #45
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:44 PM   #46
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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!!!!



oh and jerk- thanks man, i agree, people who have no experience cannot comment on this because they have no experience
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:47 AM   #47
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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!!!!



oh and jerk- thanks man, i agree, people who have no experience cannot comment on this because they have no experience

Oh, good thing we have BRAKES on our cars and not BREAKS.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:37 AM   #48
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has anybody ever tired doing a base coat of plastidip then covering it with paint? I like the idea of being able to pull it off, but they dont make the color i want
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:28 AM   #49
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:37 AM   #50
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has anybody ever tired doing a base coat of plastidip then covering it with paint? I like the idea of being able to pull it off, but they dont make the color i want
I actually thought about this too. It would be nice to be able to peel off the paint for later. I feel it would work, but be much harder to take off then normally. I have left over plastidip from spraying my centre console, I think I'm gonna do a little experiment on scrap to see if it works first. I'll be sure to keep you updated on this.
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