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Old 03-28-2011, 07:23 PM   #201
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but im going to CMP in June and I'm going to autocross will it withstand that?
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:26 PM   #202
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Gonna try n do this in the next week or so on my stock rims. I'll post before & after pics. Might do the grill too.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:35 PM   #203
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Gonna try n do this in the next week or so on my stock rims. I'll post before & after pics. Might do the grill too.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:53 AM   #204
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hmm how do you guys avoid bubbles ? I had a few come out on the edges of the spokes ? any way of fixing this ?
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:49 AM   #205
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hmm how do you guys avoid bubbles ? I had a few come out on the edges of the spokes ? any way of fixing this ?
Try using lighter coats in short successions and stay at least 1-1.5 ft away. Unfortunately Plasti-Dip isn't as clean to use as spray paint (it super thick and clogs quickly) so you need to 'feather' it more when you spray and be gentle.

Also, are you cleaning the rims thoroughly prior?
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:34 PM   #206
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hmm how do you guys avoid bubbles ? I had a few come out on the edges of the spokes ? any way of fixing this ?
Did you remember to shake the can? Before and during?

I remember trying to F*** up my rims, just want to see how bad it looks after. I did one wheel with one coat; basically I spray in till the entire rims covered. And even then, after it is dry it still looks the same as the other wheels except you a little run offs.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:49 PM   #207
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Yeah I would shake it in between but hmm I got a few air pockets , but I used a exacto knife and cut it out and touched up the area :thumpsup:

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Old 03-30-2011, 10:00 PM   #208
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The great thing about plasti dip is that you can spray over on your already spray plasti dip surface. It blends it well.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:15 AM   #209
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i track with plastidip....
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:02 AM   #210
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maybe i was a pu55y but i almost threw up when i accidentally forgot to hold my breath. Do in open ventilated area.
omg can we all get ****ed up for 12 dollars a can?!!!!?1?1?????!!!!!???


On a more serious note are those RKs and are they 2pc. If so was it a B1tch to get it out of the bolts? Was removal really as simple as the video? Back when I had an e46 I did my style 44s with truck bed liner. Black is sweet! No more brake dust!

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Old 03-31-2011, 01:46 PM   #211
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I thought they're only $5.98 at home depot.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:49 PM   #212
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i track with plastidip....
Did the Plasti dip hold up on track? Couple friends who drives EVO wants to know if it is safe to do so.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:27 AM   #213
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Just done my wheels on my car... Looks ok for 15 and 2hr of my time
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #214
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heres a picture of my car before.
and here she is now , after plasti-dip



I even did my exhaust tips !

so what you guys think ? keep it or no ?
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #215
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if you decide to keep it plasti dip your trim black to match
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:32 PM   #216
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if you decide to keep it plasti dip your trim black to match
I had it done , but when I was wrapping my roof the vinyl stuck to it and it ripped it off.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:34 PM   #217
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that sucks they sell a wrapping that goes on top of it and just slides on and off my dad got it for his E92
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:37 PM   #218
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really ? is it the shadow line stuff ? or is it something you can find at a local hardware store ?
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:39 PM   #219
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Damn, dude. Looks great! Wont that melt off the tips?
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:44 PM   #220
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Damn, dude. Looks great! Wont that melt off the tips?
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well am not exactly sure , everybody has been telling me that but it's been a lil over 2 weeks and its still running strong no cracks or anything.
by the way am running straight pipes so that might change things up a lil bit wouldn't it ?
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