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Old 06-08-2014, 07:30 PM   #21
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:10 PM   #22
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Stop with the plasti-dip. It sucks. It doesn't stick, it fades in a few months and it doesn't peel off as easily as the magazines and car shows try to convince you. You'll be there for hours trying to get all the little specks off. I allowed myself to be suckered into this stupid plasti-dip fad and I've regretted every second of it since. I can only imagine it was conjured up by a bunch of high school kids trying to con their parents into "painting" their cars. "But MOM! It peels right off!!!" Yeah right.

Leave the plasti-dip for the tools.
this. i plastidipped my coupe windows trim from chrome to black plasitdip.

at first i was excited because of all the video i've seen on how it's sooooooo easily to apply and peel off.

applying is the easy part, just spray light coat and coat it 6-7 times,

but to be honest i coated my windows trims and side mirrors a good 2 cans (9 coats) and i tried to feel it last week...omg it was horrible! it would peel for an inch then rip off and so on. had to use bug and tar remover and spray then rub to get the plastidip off the edges and grooves. not worth the money and time
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:51 AM   #23
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I have told you kids for years to NOT plasti-dip your stuff

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Old 06-09-2014, 11:26 AM   #24
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Stop with the plasti-dip. It sucks. It doesn't stick, it fades in a few months and it doesn't peel off as easily as the magazines and car shows try to convince you. You'll be there for hours trying to get all the little specks off. I allowed myself to be suckered into this stupid plasti-dip fad and I've regretted every second of it since. I can only imagine it was conjured up by a bunch of high school kids trying to con their parents into "painting" their cars. "But MOM! It peels right off!!!" Yeah right.

Leave the plasti-dip for the tools.
This guy knows.
I've been suckered before as well. I even sprayed a friends whole car. Especially with the wheels you have, you'll regret it pretty fast when the time comes to remove it.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #25
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Dont do it, many of us (myself including) would kill for a set of style 71s!
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:39 PM   #26
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Stop with the plasti-dip. It sucks. It doesn't stick, it fades in a few months and it doesn't peel off as easily as the magazines and car shows try to convince you. You'll be there for hours trying to get all the little specks off. I allowed myself to be suckered into this stupid plasti-dip fad and I've regretted every second of it since. I can only imagine it was conjured up by a bunch of high school kids trying to con their parents into "painting" their cars. "But MOM! It peels right off!!!" Yeah right.

Leave the plasti-dip for the tools.
False... I have it all over my 330i and it looks great!! have had it on there for 9 months and has not faded. i have taken it off my door handles and it came right off. for the little overspray specs all you need is goof off. I was looking for a way to hide the curb rubs on my rims too and it worked great!!
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:54 PM   #27
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False... I have it all over my 330i and it looks great!! have had it on there for 9 months and has not faded. i have taken it off my door handles and it came right off. for the little overspray specs all you need is goof off. I was looking for a way to hide the curb rubs on my rims too and it worked great!!
Soooo... Tool? (kidding)
You must not live in the south, or a place that has high temps and scolding sun?
I've sprayed 2 whole cars and plenty of wheels and trim pieces for people and every time I've always wondered why they wanted it done. It's a nightmare, but they paid me to do it so eh.

Edit, I see you are in Oklahoma. You do get sun there but I wouldn't compare it Florida at all. Maybe different climates affect plastidip differently.

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Old 06-09-2014, 08:14 PM   #28
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False... I have it all over my 330i and it looks great!! have had it on there for 9 months and has not faded. i have taken it off my door handles and it came right off. for the little overspray specs all you need is goof off. I was looking for a way to hide the curb rubs on my rims too and it worked great!!
door handles...wait until you start peeling around the windows trims, tunk handle and such
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:13 PM   #29
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i agree, leave it. those wheels go great with the black, and it looks like your paint is in good condition
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Just add a silver pin stripe and keep it moving...car looks clean as is.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:24 AM   #32
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spraying plastidip is a mixed bag. The only examples wherethe product has lived up to the hype is the stuff applied by spray gun, not the pressure pack stuff. Its not exactly the same. Also I wouldn't ever spray it no something im going to touch. I think I out do both of you living in queensland Australia and my matt dip hsnt faded or discoloured at all. hasn't peeled and looks great but its only on the exterior trims I don't touch, like door mouldings and grill. I don't think it would hold up to the sweat and wear and tear from touching and using like ddoor handles and what not
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:21 AM   #33
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I bought a set of extra wheels from a guy who plasti dipped them white. They looked pretty good since he glossed them after. Ive worked with dip a bunch and even fully dipped my last car. Some parts are ridiculous to get off others not so bad. When I went to take the white off OMG it had almost meshed with the wheel itself and I couldnt remove it. Had to use Aircraft remover and other powerful stuff. Ended up taking off the clear coat on the rims and all the way down to the metal. After some all day sanding and damage control I re dipped them black so that they dont look horrible. They fade over time with all the dressings I put on em but it works. DEF CANT BEAT A NICE POWDERCOATED OR FACTORY FINISH. These will be winter wheels now.
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:06 PM   #34
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Leave as-is. Your car is a dark color and needs contrast which is done by the rims, window trim, lights, and kidney grilles if they're chrome.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #35
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go black its plasti dip if you dont like it comes of easy without damaging the wheels
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:16 AM   #36
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Ever seen the average person use a spray can....?....then you know the reason for the plastidip fail ..practice , practice, practice

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Although that's possible, its not the reason for so much failure. The product itself is meant to be self leveling. Meaning even a fairly shitty job will come out alright. I

Its just no bueno.
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I never had a problem ...but I was always good with a spray can...

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Heat it up under warm water. Much better coverage. Rims have to be completely clean. 7-8 lighter coats
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