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Plasti-Dip Durability?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Paczowski123, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Nov 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Paczowski123

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    How durable is this stuff? I was thinking of doing my wheels, but it seems if this stuff simply peels off it will just come off with any sort of car wash, or rim scrubbing? Not to mention and mud or dirt they pass through scratching it off? How many of yall have painted your rims with plasti-dip and how long does it last/hold up?
     
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    it sucks
     
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    If the shit is easy to peel off.. how durable do you expect it to be?

    If you feel like wasting $30 and time, go ahead.
     
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    yeah, dont do it, as a novelty it would be fine, have black rims for a few days, but then when it starts peeling and looks like shit, be ready to spend some time peeling it all off. not that durable as stated above
     
  7. Nov 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    I wouldnt hit rims with it especially if you go off blacktop at all. But for bumpers, grills, badges, it works like a charm. Ive had mine on for 8 months and it still looks the same.
     
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    agree, did my front valance a year ago and still looks great.
     
  9. Nov 3, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    Yeah thats what i figured, everyone just seemed to love it in all the other threads, but no one had a long term test with a response of how it held up on things like rims. Just grills, badges, and bumpers.

    Yes, I am aware, i have already seen that, but there is not many answers specifically on rims and how long it lasted over time, nor am i going through all 118 pages to find it.
     
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    It is illegal to drive around in Cobb County with anything plasti-dipped on your vehicle.

    True story
     
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    Expect 6-8 months for anything before you need to look into having it redone
     
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    Plasti dip is good for some stuff, just not wheels. Also, its a great primer for paint :D

    Used it on some chrome badges, then painted over it. A year later i was tired of the color and just peeled the pasti-dip and paint right off. Badge looked new again!
     
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    In my opinion the reliability of plasti dip depends on how much product you use. I plasti dipped my tacoma rims last year and i used 7 coats of plasti dip on each rims. As of today all 4 rims still looks perfectly dipped and had no issues withstanding the brutal chicago winter/salt last year. I like it!!
     
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    I did a set of wheels 5 years ago and put easily 150,000 miles on them and 3 winters of a long mountain commute with tons of magnesium chloride, and sand and they didn't chip or peel off. If I were in the market of wanting some black wheels I'd do it again, I think I did 1 can per wheel which was probably around 3-4 coats If I remember right.
     
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    Talk about resurrecting the thread from the dead.
     
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    Huh? My wheels have been dipped for nearly a year now and have held up great in many-o-conditions. Wheelin, mud, snow, ice, power-washed over a dozen times, car washed, etc. etc.

    I'm eventually upgrading to some different black wheels, but until then the dipped wheels were the best $7 investment on my rig.
     
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