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THE PLASTI-DIP MEGA THREAD!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mmtaco06, Aug 10, 2010.

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  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    RockLobster1106

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    be careful with the rims right? Something about adding rotational mass that is bad, can anyone back me up? I would love to do it on my toy as well but I think its a big nono
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    CHPTR11

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    :confused: If you are talking about the added weight of the plastidip on the wheels after painting, then it is fine.

    The added weight is very very very minimal.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    RockLobster1106

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    yea thats what I was talking about, maybe it is just spray on bedliner you need to worry about
     
  4. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    e money

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    I haven't heard that but it sounds like something to investigate. I don't think the plast-dip weighs enough to effect the wheels in that way. However I may be wrong. Maybe some one could chime in on this?
     
  5. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    ewa2fl

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    You can do it either way, but best to do with the tires off, dont forget to get the inside of the rims too, & then once the tires are mounted I did a touch up, due to the tire machine & weights, the Plasti-dip has no running & blends seamlessly, was good & easy to work with.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    MowTaco

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    DON'T DO IT!!!!!
    The added weight will cause your wheel bearings to fail, axle shafts to snap, and truck to FUCKING EXPLODE!!!!!












    Not really, it's not an indy car. The 0.000000000002 lbs of weight added by paint of any type to a wheel won't affect it at all.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    okboatie1

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  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    okay so im sure this question has probably been previously answered in this thread, but im going to try and plasti dip my rims soon, so i just have a couple questions about the spraying process. for the best results, how many coats should i apply? how much time should i wait to apply the next coat after the last? and how long does it need to completely dry so i can put the rims back on my truck and show off my black rims? im basically trying to find out when i actually have the time to do this lol.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    Mitch

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    Id say 5-6 coats, let sit about 7-10 minutes between coats. Then let's sit AT LEAST 90 minutes before putting back on
     
  10. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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    Mitch has it. I only got 2 coats on mine & installed within 30 minutes, but they have'nt changed in any way. I'm going to add 2-3 more coats eventually.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    LOL. Well I guess my truck will explode Sat. evening since I spraying them Sat. morning. I'll post some pics!!
     
  12. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    I had some spare time and spare plasti dip and got to painting. Any thoughts? I figure if it looked horrible, I could peel it off and call it even, but its kinda growing on me.

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  13. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Not a fan. It looks like someone said "Let's splash some black right here."
     
  14. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Add black wheels and I think I'd like it,

    didn't think I'd like it.. but I kinda do...
     
  15. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    No. Looks like you were too cheap to get a colour matched one at pick a part.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    ^^^^ THIS...
     
  17. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    JLee

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    Yeah I'm going to have to agree with this it's looks like you replaced it and said screw it I'm not painting the thing.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    this^^^^^
     
  19. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Having done my 17 inch sport wheels many months ago, I will say this. It has held up perfect for 6000 miles. I did 3 coats, first light, then 2 heavy and have a good solid plastic layer on them. I powerwash them and it still looks good.

    As for another poster asking about the procedure, there really isn't much to it. Make sure to do the inside of the rim as well, and take your time. Tires should be off so you can see all angles and areas that may be a bit thinner.

    JMO
     
  20. Sep 14, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    Those ^^^^^^^
     
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