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Old 05-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Plasti dip wheel test

This is my first time using this stuff. I'm glad I chose to play it safe and do just one wheel because I need to re-do it. I learned a lot though. I believe I did too many coats too fast thus not allowing the under coats to dry. My adhesion was sub par at best. Accidentally got that KB43 look going haha













this is about half of the paint, maybe less.

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Old 05-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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cool!

and wouldnt it have been quicker just to remove the wheel? haha.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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and wouldnt it have been quicker just to remove the wheel? haha.
That's what I was about to say. It seems like a lot of taping. For some reason I really dig the green though.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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Love it
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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Yes it helps if you remove the wheel then prop them up at a 45 degree angle. First couple coats light then a couple thicker. Just give them like 15 mins between coats.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #6
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actually its alot faster to slip a bag through the spokes and wrap the brake than to remove the wheel. the same amount of taping would be required rather wheel is on or off. Im confused....cuz the 1/4 panel? that was less than a minute to do. its waaaay faster this way. not a little either... a lot faster. look it up. unless you have power toolz which I dont :/

It will definitely look better and be easier to paint if you take it off. Which I will do on my final job

This color is blaze yellow... I have blaze green and blaze blue also. I need blaze orange tho. Thinking about doing each wheel a diff color for starters and then pick one and swap out
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #7
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this still isnt half of what I got coming on order. I have 13 cans of black coming alone.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #8
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Save yourself 10 mins.... Wheels look crap. You choose.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #9
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My opinion is to remove the wheels as well but as for the color I like it a lot, I think it looks way better than black. As long as you do it right I would say stick with the new color
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #10
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Blaze yellow looks dope!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #11
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why do you have alllll that paint coming to plasti dip 4 wheels green?
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #12
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looks good i still would take it off then there would bo no taping of lugs and quarter panel, also may i suggest the use of notecards to keep overspray off the tires
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:06 PM   #13
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notecards are sooo much easier to use than tape.. and i deff would have taken the wheel off..
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:11 PM   #14
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actually its alot faster to slip a bag through the spokes and wrap the brake than to remove the wheel. the same amount of taping would be required rather wheel is on or off. Im confused....cuz the 1/4 panel? that was less than a minute to do. its waaaay faster this way. not a little either... a lot faster. look it up. unless you have power toolz which I dont :/
Why do you need power tools to remove the wheels? Would take pretty much the same amount of time to remove manually.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #15
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Looks high school parking lot childish.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:52 AM   #16
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If you removed the wheel, there's no taping required. Spray some tire shine on the tires and start painting. After everything dries, simply take a rag and wipe off the tire.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:44 AM   #17
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yeah, i'm confused. with all the money spent on plastidip, you could have had them done professionally. but eh, you're picking an obnoxious color so of course you'd want something temporary.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:04 AM   #18
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hatin mfers... I love it. Only on this forum is there more loud mouth d-bags than not

I dipped my sisters jeeps wheels, bmw 535i and brothers lexus. Couldn't have done all that with a pc job. plus I dont remember saying this was cost effective. jackazz. Its called fun

Pretty sure I am going to PC all four neon yellow when I am done with this gig tho

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If you removed the wheel, there's no taping required. Spray some tire shine on the tires and start painting. After everything dries, simply take a rag and wipe off the tire.
yep, that is exactly what I did. at first I had turtle tire black 4 month stuff on there but anything that gets on the rim lip needs to cleaned off with alcohol. the lip of the rim and lug nut areas are the places that need most attention to adhesion. This stuff comes up easy if not done right. I learned the hard way on the 1st attempt. I got it down now though. I bought some jack stands and proper ratchet for taking the wheels off quick like. And nice hydraulic jack. I guess that stuff is required when you own an STi so may as well get it now.







It comes off the tire very easily. Just use fresh rag and some type of cleaner to scrub away the residual after peeling. Takes a minute per wheel...quicker than time used to mask it all. Save some tape and materials too. I love that about this stuff. It is so temporary which is great for impulsive people like myself. I would much rather have a new color every month than be stuck with something you get sick of. Anything 'New' is fun in itself. Especially wheel colors

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #19
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If you plasi-dip your rims just take them off the car and use index cards around the rim to block the over spray. Ill post a few pics so you can see what im talking about. I did it and it worked perfect. Its easier than taping them off or having the over spray.

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