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Old 10-12-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hi y'all, first of all I am new to NASIOC and subarus in general.

I was looking and I saw Plasti Dip. I am curious to how you guys would think it would be on my wheels. I have a blue Subaru (2005) wrx, currently it has the stock legacy wheels. Im in school so I can't really afford new rims right now but would you recommend plasti dipping them? What color would look best with the plasti dip and the Subaru blue paint. Thanks - Mike
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Welcome Mike,

You will get really mixed opinions on plastidip on the forums. People love them, people hate them.. I personally would definitely recommend it. I have had my wheels plastidipped for about a year now since I'm a broke college kid. As long as you touch it up once in a while, it looks very nice and clean. Just don't forget to spray enough coats on (at least 3-4 coats per wheel) so if you want to remove the plastidip, you can peel it right off. Otherwise, it will be a real pain to remove it

For a blue wrx, I would suggest white or black. I have seen orange and gold plastidip before, and it still looked great.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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Did my rims in white a few months ago. They looked good but got dirty within a few days. I peeled it off after that because they were hard to get clean. I have heard that simple green works good on cleaning the plasti dip but I never tried it. I have seen better results with black plastidip as it is harder to tell that it is dirty.

It looked good when clean though.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
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White!
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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Ooh ooh! I know!

Black plastidip, then gold metallizer! (also made by the plastidip people)

It makes the rims gold/bronze!

If you have wrb this is my fav color combo for subies. pic of your car?
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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Oh another thing I have heard of is plasti dipping the rims and then using a spray paint over that. That might be an option if you have a particular color in mind
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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Hey Y'all I hope I can upload these. Here are the pics of my car, any suggestions on which plasti dip to do the wheels with and how much I would need?

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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Your wheels are not Legacy wheels fyi but i would do either the bronze or white!! you'll need about 2 cans of plasti dip for all four wheels but in case you want thick coats i would get three cans!!
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #9
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I would say at least 3 cans because you want to make sure that is on thick, otherwise it is really hard to peel off when the time comes. I order 4 just in case since its only like 6 dollars a can. Plus if you have extra you can just plati dip random stuff too!
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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Looks good. I want your car. lol

Id say 4 cans plastidip black (especially if you want to paint the inside of the wheels)
and if you want bronze or gold wheels - 3 or 4 cans of gold metalizer

you can buy black plastidip at lowes or home depot, but the other colors you have to order and pay shipping.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #11
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I want to plastidip blue but I can't find it!
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:04 AM   #12
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i personally hate plasti dip just cuz its hard to clean and the texture of the paint, thats not what a wheel is supposed to feel like.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #13
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I want to plastidip blue but I can't find it!
https://www.dipyourcar.com/product.p...&cat=26&page=1

you have to order it. stores only sell black from what ive seen.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:04 AM   #14
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black plasti dip em! like everyones saying do 3-4 cans because you want it thick enough to peel right off when you want to. i didnt like how mine turned out with white, peeled it off and my wheels looked cleaner than before haha then went black plasti dip and loved it. even held up pretty well in the winter.
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https://www.dipyourcar.com/product.p...&cat=26&page=1

you have to order it. stores only sell black from what ive seen.
I found white at a local hardware store but I was pretty surprised about that.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:04 AM   #16
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I found white at a local hardware store but I was pretty surprised about that.
My local true value has black, white, blue, red, and yellow. Check the smaller stores. HD and Lowes usually only have black
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #17
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Good info. thanks.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:11 AM   #18
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Here is what they would look like with white plasti dip to give you an idea.

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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dont they get dirty quick since the plastidip is matte?
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:38 AM   #20
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^^ Yeah, a little bit, but I use them as my winter wheels anyway so it doesn't really bother me. Plus they're not that hard to clean off.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #21
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Can you guys power wash them without it peeling? i wanna plasti dip my stockers si that its reversible. But im afraid washing or taking to carwash will just take it all off.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #22
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You can power wash them but I wouldn't get to close with the nozzle. I did power wash mine and was just really careful. I wouldn't take in into a drive thru car wash personally but who knows if they would last or not.
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I power washed mine all through last winter and had zero problems.
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