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Old 04-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #76
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Ill be plasti dipping my wifes wheels sti pink this weekend if weather stays decent.
Where did you get pink plastidip?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:23 AM   #77
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Ill be plasti dipping my wifes wheels sti pink this weekend if weather stays decent.
PLEASE post pics of that! And what the color combo was to make it look sti pink. (Assuming you used the make your own color kit...) Or let us know where to get that stuff!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #78
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Where did you get pink plastidip?
It will be a custom mixtures. Plasti dip and a few other colors.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #79
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PLEASE post pics of that! And what the color combo was to make it look sti pink. (Assuming you used the make your own color kit...) Or let us know where to get that stuff!
Its a lil test that i did with a few different thing including plasti dip. It works great. Ill post pics or a vid if you guys want. LMK
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #80
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Its a lil test that i did with a few different thing including plasti dip. It works great. Ill post pics or a vid if you guys want. LMK
BOTH PLEASE!
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #81
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BOTH PLEASE!
Will do. If its nice ill get to it! Its gonna look BA
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:29 PM   #82
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Went a different route.... had my buddy paint them with auto paint. But i will be doing another project on another set of wheels. Blk plasti dip flat with a clear on top and with a blue lip.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #83
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has anyone plasti dipped stock 2008 wrx rims?

coming from jeep where TONS of people plasti dip jeep things, it really is an awesome, cheap way to get something black and holds better than what most are saying.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #84
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My silver BBS wheels are getting pretty beat up, so I spent a few bucks on some cans of white plastidip and went to town. Honestly, it's a "good from far, but far from good" final product. But this is my DD and not the car I put all my time and energy into, so for me this is a decent solution.

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #85
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has anyone plasti dipped stock 2008 wrx rims?

coming from jeep where TONS of people plasti dip jeep things, it really is an awesome, cheap way to get something black and holds better than what most are saying.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #86
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Has anyone plasti-dipped their track wheels? Curious as to how the paint holds up next to smoking hot brakes.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #87
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My silver BBS wheels are getting pretty beat up, so I spent a few bucks on some cans of white plastidip and went to town. Honestly, it's a "good from far, but far from good" final product. But this is my DD and not the car I put all my time and energy into, so for me this is a decent solution.

Looks good!

Did you also use some clear Plasti Dip or only the matte white ?
Would it be possible to see more pictures ?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #88
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Looks good!

Did you also use some clear Plasti Dip or only the matte white ?
Would it be possible to see more pictures ?
I didn't use the clear coat ("glossifier" as they call it), so they are just the matte white. But I will actually be re-doing the driver side wheels as time allows because I'm not happy with some peel-up that occurred around the lug nut holes (due to my own error).

Three days into driving it (in the rain each day) and I can already tell these are going to be impossible to keep clean haha. Gotta get some less dusty brake pads for starters. But from 10 feet away, they look pretty darn good IMO. Not bad for ~$30 and a few hours of work.

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #89
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A few observations I made yesterday while cleaning the brake dust and road muck off the wheels yesterday:

1) Most of the crap came off, while there are a few spots where the brake dust has permanently stained the coating (and this is after only 3 days of driving, in the rain)

2) Many areas have developed small "pinholes". Looks like air bubbles got trapped due to too much thickness while spraying, which I did notice when I was spraying the wheels, but there appear to be even more pinholes now. I'm wondering if the heat from the brakes conducting into the wheels exacerbates this issue.

3) In the "crotch" between two adjacent spokes, the coating has lifted off a bit so now I have a sort of "web" stretched across it (like the web between your fingers). Looks like I didn't get good adhesion there for whatever reason.

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.

All in all, it was a good $30 experiment that convinced me to get a set of actual white wheels for this car. Maybe Rota Torque, Enkei RPF1, or something similar to the OEM BBS design. In any case, I would also be purchasing a set of Stoptech Street Performance brake pads (or something else low-dusting) to make maintenance a bit less of a headache.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #90
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i plasti dipped my wheels and have my bug eye with the "audi front" and no problems even with pressure washer

Ok Ok i need to see. Im going to be doing this mayb this weekend.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:20 PM   #91
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My silver BBS wheels are getting pretty beat up, so I spent a few bucks on some cans of white plastidip and went to town. Honestly, it's a "good from far, but far from good" final product. But this is my DD and not the car I put all my time and energy into, so for me this is a decent solution.


WOW if this is your DD what's your time and energy car? Looks great, I like the contrast.

I'm strongly considering ordering the red to do my stock 06 wheels red. My interior is flat black plastidip with a glitter red over it. I figured pink is done a lot on girls' car and I wanted something a little different and bubbly like me on mine.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #92
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Here is my 06 Wagon with Plasti dipped wheels.

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Old 07-05-2012, 04:42 PM   #93
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Love the PD'd wheels myself, such a great and easy to use product. I'm thinking of PD'ing some BMW BBS rims for an 87 civic awd I've got. I know the VW crowd PD the front grille's and some have done entire cars.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #94
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going to re-due these next weekend, right now they are just flat black, i am going to do gloss black face with gloss blaze blue on the insides, taking plasti-dip to another level, will post pics

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #95
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going to re-due these next weekend, right now they are just flat black, i am going to do gloss black face with gloss blaze blue on the insides, taking plasti-dip to another level, will post pics

Nice Car!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #96
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A few observations I made yesterday while cleaning the brake dust and road muck off the wheels yesterday:

1) Most of the crap came off, while there are a few spots where the brake dust has permanently stained the coating (and this is after only 3 days of driving, in the rain)

2) Many areas have developed small "pinholes". Looks like air bubbles got trapped due to too much thickness while spraying, which I did notice when I was spraying the wheels, but there appear to be even more pinholes now. I'm wondering if the heat from the brakes conducting into the wheels exacerbates this issue.

3) In the "crotch" between two adjacent spokes, the coating has lifted off a bit so now I have a sort of "web" stretched across it (like the web between your fingers). Looks like I didn't get good adhesion there for whatever reason.

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.

All in all, it was a good $30 experiment that convinced me to get a set of actual white wheels for this car. Maybe Rota Torque, Enkei RPF1, or something similar to the OEM BBS design. In any case, I would also be purchasing a set of Stoptech Street Performance brake pads (or something else low-dusting) to make maintenance a bit less of a headache.
ive had mine plastidipped for like 2 months and wow its crap. its all brown and nasty by the spokes now. cant wait to pull it off and paint them white for the same price.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #97
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ive had mine plastidipped for like 2 months and wow its crap. its all brown and nasty by the spokes now. cant wait to pull it off and paint them white for the same price.
Powder coat > rattle can when it comes to white. Huge difference.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #98
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dont like the process of it heating up the wheels and weakening them. plus my car is daily driven so cant leave them at a shop anywhere.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #99
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These have been dipped white for over 3 months in Northwest Weather.

Holding up good so far, just a pita to clean

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Old 07-05-2012, 11:18 PM   #100
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I must say that looks awesome just for being plasti-dip
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