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Old 07-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Plasti Dip?

How does Plasti Dip work? Whats the purpose? And Is it worth it?
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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GIYF, but I'll tell you just cause I like to be helpful. It is a rubberized spray-on coating originally meant to cover exposed tool handles to create a grippy surface. But now people use it to black out wheels or even cover their whole cars at considerably less cost than a full respray, albeit with a matte finish.

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Is it worth it?
Depends. For $5 a can it won't hurt, but let it be known that plasti-dipped wheels won't net you a lot of respect on the forums. A lot of people do it as a temporary measure to see if they like the looks of black wheels on their car before pulling the trigger on actual, properly painted black wheels.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:53 PM   #6
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Plasti Dip?

Oh, well thanks for the info, I thought it acyed as a protective layer to protect your paint from dirt and grime, and orange peel, and well to keep your car's paint in mint condition. Hahaha thanks anyway.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:32 PM   #8
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I plasti dipped my front and side grills of my m3. It takes about three to four coats for a good finish. I don't have much experience with spray painting things but I realize that its not bad. I have a ducati monster which I plasti dipped in matt black, it was not bad at all considering the cost of plasti dipp and the fact that it comes off easy. Still its not an original paint so I don't know if the finish will always be perfect or if done professionally. After Plasti-Dipp http://instagram.com/p/cSGw1wBgge/ Before Plasti-Dipp http://instagram.com/p/cSHdfMBghy/ http://instagram.com/p/cSGro3hggT/

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Old 07-27-2013, 04:52 PM   #9
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They do make clear plastidip which could be used to protect your paint I suppose. They also make waxes and other stuff designed to do the same thing better than plastidip.
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