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Old 02-05-2011, 09:32 AM   #61
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How do you clean the rims now? Scrub or just spray thoroughly?
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:31 PM   #62
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can i use plastidip on my interior trim like the plastic door handles its all cracked. could i just spray them with plastidip and all will be well or do i have to sand it first then primer and all that.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:37 PM   #63
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can i use plastidip on my interior trim like the plastic door handles its all cracked. could i just spray them with plastidip and all will be well or do i have to sand it first then primer and all that.
Yes! Search for delmarcos DIY write up of renewing your interior trim like the cup holders and sunglasses compartment cover


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Old 02-05-2011, 06:16 PM   #64
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can i use plastidip on my interior trim like the plastic door handles its all cracked. could i just spray them with plastidip and all will be well or do i have to sand it first then primer and all that.
Yea you can, I've been meaning to do it for a while now, I'm just too lazy to take apart my trim
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:33 PM   #65
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Does it matter If you have wheel balancing weights? Id imagine it wouldn't make much difference if you sprayed over them....
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #66
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nah its negligible for wheel balance weights.

get spray its matte black so minor brake dust you wont even see them.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:08 PM   #67
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I want to try this, but I can't find White plasti dip anywhere..
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #68
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:28 PM   #69
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^^ that's plus shipping I'm trying to avoid that and find a local store with it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:58 PM   #70
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white is really rare unfortunately
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:23 PM   #71
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After reading this I'm convinced. I think rims, roof and emblems should be good
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #72
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I found this thread and figured its worth a shot, my rims were badly eaten away from the salt, the chrome lip was in really bad shape, all of my rims overall were really in need of either replacement or powder coating (which i could get done by $300 from a friend of a friend).

Here are a couple pics for now, it got dark so more will come tomorrow.




Thanks to OP easy DIY, some patience, and $15 bucks, my rims have been revived.

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:23 AM   #73
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I saw this thread and got excited but i can't find it here at the stores..and i can't find it on ebay..Any suggestions???
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:35 AM   #74
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I saw this thread and got excited but i can't find it here at the stores..and i can't find it on ebay..Any suggestions???
Went to home depot two days ago and they had both a spray can version ad well as a dipping version. Looks just like the picture in the OP
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:24 AM   #75
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Went to home depot two days ago and they had both a spray can version ad well as a dipping version. Looks just like the picture in the OP
Unfortunately i am from Greece and we haven't home depot,yet..
Any other possible option,any other shop that could bother to ship it here??

Is this the same???
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Liqui...Q5fAccessories

And is 6oz ok for 4 wheels??(i think not..)
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:56 PM   #76
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awesome diy omhl!
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:11 PM   #77
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how do you clean the rims now? Scrub or just spray thoroughly?
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:57 PM   #78
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I have chrome and I would like to switch to black for awhile. After say 6 months will I lose any look to my chrome or would it preserve it in a way. Or do I tape all the chrome and spray onto the tape?

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What the hell. Did you read at all?
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:08 PM   #80
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What the hell. Did you read at all?



You can only blame yourself for including all the great pictures. I didn't want to read it myself.
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