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Old 07-31-2011, 01:43 AM   #281
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i took me about an hour a wheel to remove this stuff.. good luck taking it off!!!
Why where you taking it off? didnt last long?

i want to do it but it last too little compared to how long it takes and effort.

how long have you guys had it, those who have done it?
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:58 AM   #282
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i just received fricken liquid tape aerosol instead of plasti dip in the mail. does it do the same job or should i send it back?
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:08 AM   #283
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i just received fricken liquid tape aerosol instead of plasti dip in the mail. does it do the same job or should i send it back?
try it on some metal maybe the spare wheel? see what it does........
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:10 AM   #284
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i did spray a bit on the inside of the rim. i would imagine it turning out pretty similar after a few coats but dont know weather it would last as long. doesnt seem as heavy duty rubber as plastidip. if that makes sense
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:31 AM   #285
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i did spray a bit on the inside of the rim. i would imagine it turning out pretty similar after a few coats but dont know weather it would last as long. doesnt seem as heavy duty rubber as plastidip. if that makes sense

plastidip sucks too, it only lasts about 3 months if the weather is dry and not super hot.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:21 PM   #286
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Just wanted to chime in, I painted a set of LTW rims that were badly peeling and nasty. Not sure if I like the black, but it did come out pretty good, and it gives me an idea of how they look if I want to spend the 4-500 bux and get them powdercoated. The silver one was the best of the 5, the rest were worse, down to bare aluminum in spots. Less than $15 and 1hour of time for all 5. I did 2 coats sprayed thick and wet.




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Old 08-02-2011, 07:57 PM   #287
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i took me about an hour a wheel to remove this stuff.. good luck taking it off!!!
I bet a pressure washer would work great...
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:21 PM   #288
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plastidip sucks too, it only lasts about 3 months if the weather is dry and not super hot.
What a load of BS! My wheels have been plastidipped for way longer than 3 months and have gone through ~40-100 degrees since they've been painted.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:04 PM   #289
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FVCK PLASTIDIP!

Tried it on my rims and it looked like sh!t so now I had to spend more money on actual paint
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:29 AM   #290
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Check my images in the previous page but I finally got tired of the black look. Looks cheap compared to the nicely finished surface of the rim. I will admit this is a good solution if your wheels are pitted and in poor condition; or if you are curious to see what your car looks like with black wheels.

As far as removal goes. It did not take an hour a wheel. A pressure washer helps and makes light of work.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:05 AM   #291
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time to remove my plastidip. going back to silver
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:47 PM   #292
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time to remove my plastidip. going back to silver
did the same, good luck getting it all off, it takes longer to get off than on!
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:04 PM   #293
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I love plasti dip














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Old 08-31-2011, 06:05 PM   #294
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ignore the failed attempt to two tone the interior with black vinyl paint. Fixing that asap

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Old 08-31-2011, 06:05 PM   #295
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also a trick to get it off. Turpentine melts it with a tiny bit of elbow grease

EDIT: OH AND!!! you don't need to mask off the tire. Just spray the wheel and don't worry about getting it on the tire. Once your done and have let it dry you can just rub the tire and the paint that got on the tire will rub off very easily.

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Old 09-01-2011, 05:47 PM   #296
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I wonder how this will look on my stock rims.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:59 PM   #297
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Plastidip for the win. have had it for a
Few months and have no complains



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Old 09-01-2011, 07:38 PM   #298
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Picked up a can. I'll have to do it tomorrow since it's dark out already. I'll post pics asap. Thanks for the DIY
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:26 AM   #299
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Picked up a can. I'll have to do it tomorrow since it's dark out already. I'll post pics asap. Thanks for the DIY
you might want 3-4 cans.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:55 AM   #300
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Instead of masking tape use index cards..reusable for all the wheels and makes it pretty hard to get any over-spray! Also a little quicker setup, did this to my wheels and really like it so far. One of my wheels had something on it that the Plastidip didn't like so I have to touch up or redo that wheel.

I had to peel it off one of my wheels and only took like 10-15 mins to get it all off, but they were the style 137 wheels so fairly flat and easy to remove.
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