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Old 02-08-2011, 08:14 PM   #81
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Yes I read I'm just confused from the videos. So can you just confirm if it's safe to put it straight onto chrome only taping the edges so it doesn't get onto the tire? Surely the green rim in the video isn't the ACTUAL color of his wheel, it has to be tape... who would have a rim that color. That is why I'm confused

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Old 02-08-2011, 08:55 PM   #82
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Yes I read I'm just confused from the videos. So can you just confirm if it's safe to put it straight onto chrome only taping the edges so it doesn't get onto the tire? Surely the green rim in the video isn't the ACTUAL color of his wheel, it has to be tape... who would have a rim that color. That is why I'm confused
no, that guys rim is actually green lol

you do not need to "protect" your rim with tape or anything (i don't see how the final product would look good if you taped the rim then sprayed it). Just clean thoroughly, remove everything from the surface if you need to clean with a greasy substance such as a wheel cleaner or any type of chemical, do so then clean the area with water to remove any residue. Let the surface completely dry then spray it with the plastidip. If you don't want the plastidip, you can just peel it off and the surface underneath won't be ruined.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:46 PM   #83
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no, that guys rim is actually green lol

you do not need to "protect" your rim with tape or anything (i don't see how the final product would look good if you taped the rim then sprayed it). Just clean thoroughly, remove everything from the surface if you need to clean with a greasy substance with water. Let the surface completely dry then spray it with the plastidip. If you don't want the plastidip, you can just peel it off and the surface underneath won't be ruined.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:14 AM   #84
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As for cleaning I used a soapy cloth and gingerly ran it on the surface of the rims. Sprayed with a hose and they are still perfect. Obviously you would not use a brush!!!

The great thing about black rims is even dirty they still look good
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:28 PM   #85
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This stuff is pretty durable. When I wash my car, I just gently wipe over the plasti dipped grills, and it's perfectly fine.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:15 PM   #86
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How would you plastidip something like the.sunglasses holder/ashtray compartment? I know this isn't a rim, but I figured I'd ask instead of making a new thread.

If I use painters tape do I immediately remove it after I spray so the plastic doesnt harden over it?
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How would you plastidip something like the.sunglasses holder/ashtray compartment? I know this isn't a rim, but I figured I'd ask instead of making a new thread.

If I use painters tape do I immediately remove it after I spray so the plastic doesnt harden over it?
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #88
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Well Omhl, thanks again for your DYI, today I decided and do it, very happy with the results, some pictures
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:22 AM   #89
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Plasti Dip are so forgiving.

And one more thing, for those of you who has OLD / DIRTY tire walls; apply a light even coat to the tire walls will make the tire looks NEW again!




FORGET cleaning tires. Plasti Dip that ****!





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Old 02-14-2011, 02:45 AM   #90
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I guess 'EYE LID' next week.



I guess this is how it looks if i do it.



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Old 02-14-2011, 06:09 AM   #91
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pleaes no eyelid. ur car looks so sexy without eyelids.


eyelids gives it that retarded look.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:21 PM   #92
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pleaes no eyelid. ur car looks so sexy without eyelids.


eyelids gives it that retarded look.
Thanks. Yea, eye lid looks too ricey
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:24 PM   #93
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Plasti Dip the (Side Mirrors) maybe???



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Old 02-14-2011, 01:16 PM   #94
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I had to jump on this one, since I was going to pay a buddy $25 per wheel to powder coat them (cheap really), but I did not like the idea of changing the stock wheels permanently. SO this was a great idea, I went Sat. picked up the spray $5.99 at Home Depot, I got four cans, extra for touch ups. This is how it turned out.
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This is becoming very popular. But someone is going to way over do it. Like spraying everything on there car.

So please don't.
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too late, I am working on the hood, mirrors, trunk lid and the chrome trim right now...













yeah, not so much. Not gonna happen here.
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too late, I am working on the hood, mirrors, trunk lid and the chrome trim right now...











yeah, not so much. Not gonna happen here.
Pictures if you got them.

Also you can have variety of colors on your rims with Plasti Dip. Spray paint a color of your choice on top of the Plasti Dip. Peel it off if you want to change it. I saw this on a different forum.



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Nice, no sellsell, that was a joke.... not going to do that... we might do it to the RX7 in the pic of my car... but only the front bumper..
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http://g35driver.com/forums/media-sh...lasti-dip.html

http://www.jdmchicago.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12056

Found this on a G35 forum.

Here is Plasti Dip in action on side Mirrors.

http://golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90120





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Old 02-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #100
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'Clear' plasti dip?
VNT Niteshades?

Clear Plasti Dip + Window Tint Spray = Removable 'Tint Tail Lights' ???





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