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Old 07-21-2013, 04:44 PM   #1226
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Cheap $5 paint thinner from lowes works great for dissolving PD. I use it to fix any tears and for feathering any lines.
This wont affect the stock 2005 wrx rim color?

As i was pressure washing my rims i had to much PSI and completely removed the silver paint from the center cap.

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-Im sure this is somewhere in thread but say I wanted a gloss coat on top of dipped wheels. What would be my best product choice to you more experienced plasti dip users?
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #1227
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This wont affect the stock 2005 wrx rim color?

As i was pressure washing my rims i had to much PSI and completely removed the silver paint from the center cap.

Live and Learn

-Im sure this is somewhere in thread but say I wanted a gloss coat on top of dipped wheels. What would be my best product choice to you more experienced plasti dip users?
Um, let me think about this one, how about the Plasti Dip Glossifier? Okay, seriously, everything I've read says that anything else over PD is going to make it a pita to remove
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #1228
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Soo my nightmare with plastidip has come true, i made the mistake of not applying enough coats to have it evenly peel off.

I hit it with a pressure washer and there is a bit that will not come off and is being quiet stubborn

Anyone know of a de greaser and or tar removal that works best for this stuff?
I think bug and tar remover should may work.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #1229
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My custom teal wrx
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #1230
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Tried my car in white after blaze yellow for a few weeks



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Old 07-21-2013, 08:06 PM   #1231
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^^^ you must be from Australia.....
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #1232
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Trust. It uploaded that way from tiny URL , then I did find it amusing so I left it for you.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #1233
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Uh Oh, I turned my laptop upside down to see it and half my data fell out.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:25 AM   #1234
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Dude your car can fly. I want that PD mod.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:30 AM   #1235
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Um, let me think about this one, how about the Plasti Dip Glossifier? Okay, seriously, everything I've read says that anything else over PD is going to make it a pita to remove
I sprayed my taillights with 8 layes of PD SMOKE and it was just a tacky feeling so I put a few layers of clear coat on it. It turned out great and the overspray on the edges was super easy to get off. Just don't put thick coats on th PD and you will be fine.

And About the PD on brakes. I have been testing out its heat capacity. I painted my exahust tip black and PD white just to see if it would stay up to the heat. After a couple days it is still white and the black isn't faded . It looks like a skunk exhaust.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:47 AM   #1236
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Ive had my exhaust dipped for a year, the exhaust is irrelevant to how it will react to brake temps.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:07 AM   #1237
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Ok. why is that. I would suspect the calipers to not get as hot as the exhaust. especially with air flowing past the brakes plus the calipers shouldn't get as hot as the rotors.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:23 AM   #1238
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Ok. why is that. I would suspect the calipers to not get as hot as the exhaust. especially with air flowing past the brakes plus the calipers shouldn't get as hot as the rotors.
Brakes get way hotter than cat backs
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:53 AM   #1239
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Brakes get way hotter than cat backs
This, they can get several times hotter than your exhaust tips very quickly. All it would take is at most a few hard/high speed stops and you'll be way past the upper threshold of plastidip.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #1240
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you can't use plasti dip on calipers, the temp of the brakes, and the duration of the heat will melt the dip. There are a few threads on the DYC forum about this, and every time it is a fail. exhaust tips get no where near the temps of brakes.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:57 AM   #1241
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ok thanks guys. Im debating painting my exhaust tip black. If I do my car will be a true panda.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #1242
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If your going to paint exhaust black just buy a can of high temp paint. And if you want to the original finish back sand it or buy aircraft remover paint.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:58 AM   #1243
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I just want to paint the tip black. maybe the canister white lol
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #1244
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Tried my car in white after blaze yellow for a few weeks




Either way white or yellow your car looks clean.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:21 PM   #1245
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...if you want to the original finish back sand it or buy aircraft remover paint.
Or use dip and peel it off.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:04 AM   #1246
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It's an 05 2.5rs, originally crystal grey metallic. I used the gunmetal plastidip and a pearlizer. I used the gun they sell at dipyourcar.com and am overall pleased with the results. It seems to be holding up well so far, although it's only been on there for a week.








This one has a bit more light, so you can see the effect of the pearlizer a little better.


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Old 07-24-2013, 09:02 PM   #1247
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Looks good GOD lol

One things that peeves me is the badges on the trunk..

Should've debadged it.

What wheels are those, they look like newer maxima wheels.

Car needs better stance like ASAP
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #1248
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As you can imagine the amount a brake dust that accumulates on these wheels.. has anyone had any luck getting brake dust off of PD? I tried a wet cloth, but the brake dust seems to just dig itself deeper.

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:30 PM   #1249
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Spray it with simple green as soon as you start to see brake dust.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:41 PM   #1250
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I use mothers chrome wheel cleaner and a wheel brush. Or brake dust pro and a brush if they are really dirty
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