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post #1 of 36 Old 06-13-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Plastidip questions

I just plastidipped my wheels yesterday and noticed it really looks like rhino line. I think I might of held the can too far away from the wheels as it has a lot of texture and feels almost soft when you touch them. I have seen another car with plastidip wheels and it looked more like paint and had less texture. Did I do something wrong or is this normal to have a lot of texture? How hard is it to get it off if I feel like redoing it?

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post #2 of 36 Old 06-13-2013, 06:32 PM
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My plastidip grill has a little bit of texture but not a lot. Very easy to get off just peel away once you get a little corner off
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post #3 of 36 Old 06-13-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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I almost like the texture but just doesn't look like the other car I saw. Kind of looks like a bed liner texture and doesn't feel hard like paint. Touched it up today and in one spot I sprayed to much and it looks smoother and more like a powdercoat finish. Idk
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One of my badges turned out a little bit bubbley so I just took it off. I'll just respray it when its nice out again
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I would redo it man.. the way you're saying it's soft and stuff won't IMO be too durable. Take it off, wash your wheels again and do light coats. You won't get the whole wheel black after 1,2 maybe 3 coats but keep the coats an even amount of spray and ample time to dry and bond to itself.

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Bubbley? Like too textured or spotted? My wheels look like a really textured powdercoat or a lightly textured rhino line.
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I would redo it man.. the way you're saying it's soft and stuff won't IMO be too durable. Take it off, wash your wheels again and do light coats. You won't get the whole wheel black after 1,2 maybe 3 coats but keep the coats an even amount of spray and ample time to dry and bond to itself.
It almost feels soft. It isn't a smooth black but a textured black. I did over 5 coats and did very very light coats from about 12 inches away. Is it supposed to be a smooth texture?
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post #8 of 36 Old 06-13-2013, 07:21 PM
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Yeah at least stuff ive plastidipped is fairly smooth. 12 inches is what they recommend but im usually at 6-10 inches away. How long did you shake it prior to use?

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About one minute. Shook the hell out of it. It looks somewhat smooth in some areas but then very textured in others. The closer and more concentrated I sprayed in an area turned out smooth but the others very rough or textured looking. Id hate to spend another 4 hours getting this stuff off!
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post #10 of 36 Old 06-13-2013, 08:12 PM
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You're going to get a more textured finish when your coats are really light and the can in held farther away. If you really put a heavy coat on until the wheel looks wet but not to the point where its running, you'll get a smoother look. Of course you still should let it dry in between coats.
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post #11 of 36 Old 06-13-2013, 10:03 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/user/DipYourCarcom - watch the videos, theres lots of tips.

www.dipyourcar.com - at least get the larger spray tip. for better results get a gallon and a wagner control spray from home depot.

rattlecans are never very smooth, or a paint job wouldn't cost thousands.
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post #12 of 36 Old 06-14-2013, 10:32 AM
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You sprayed from too far away, you can use a paint thinner to smooth it out,then repaint the area instead of peeling it off completely and starting over..

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post #13 of 36 Old 06-14-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Ok yeah sprayed too light of coats. Started peeling it off today. Got half of one wheel done. It's somewhat easy to get off but only comes off in 2-6 inch strips, I think because I sprayed it in too thin of coats. Thanks for the advice. Going to respray next week in thicker coats. Ya live and you learn...
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post #14 of 36 Old 06-14-2013, 07:04 PM
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I sprayed mine yesterday but it came it pretty ugly. I am going to leave it since I don't care. lol.

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post #15 of 36 Old 06-16-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Started peeling off the dip. It's fairly easy to do but is coming off in real small strips. Think because it was sprayed in too thin of coats. Got 3 wheels done in about an hour or a little more. Going to redo it in thicker more concentrated coats this time. Also got all new lug nuts in chrome and am taking my stock chrome center caps out of the old wheels and plastidipping the Jeep emblem only. Think the chrome center caps and lug nuts will offset the black and match the chrome limited trim nicely.
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