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post #46 of 180 Old 04-18-2012, 02:24 PM
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I did my rear bumper with it. I think it looks good

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post #47 of 180 Old 04-18-2012, 02:41 PM
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I couldn't find any plastidip so I had to use plastikote. Worked really good too.
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post #48 of 180 Old 04-18-2012, 04:28 PM
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Is this available in different colors?
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post #49 of 180 Old 04-18-2012, 04:30 PM
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I just found out one of my friends plasti-dipped the rims on his dodge viper truck and it looks fantastic! He has had it on for 6 months no probs just a few touch-ups.
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post #50 of 180 Old 04-18-2012, 07:38 PM
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DO NOT USE PLASTI-DIP ON YOUR JEEP!!!!

While pricing Wranglers, I was looking at all of the mods and doing research on Plasit-Dip.
I've followed all of the threads on multiple forums.
I told my friend about it...who checked with his friend that does auto-body repair.

The conclusion?

Plasti-dip got the OK...and my friend and now Plasti-dips EVERYTHING......wheels on his Ridgeline, wheels on his motorcycle...his motorcycle HELMET....

If you start going down the road of Plasti-Dip.....you will end up spending your nights hooking on the corner for extra cash to buy more cans of the stuff....just so you can go around your hosue Plasti-dipping stuff that does not need to be Plasti-dipped in the first place.

And you will end up Plasti-dipping EVERYTHING except the one thing that the stuff was made to be used on....tools. I asked him about dipping his tools, and he looked at me like I was crazy. He said..."Yeah....but that would be boring....maybe the tool box instead!"

It is a slippery slope...

(BTW, how about Plasti-dip as a cheap bed-liner...or door sill guards?)
Sounds fun... I'm going to try it on my kids.

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I plasti-dipped my yellow lab...


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post #52 of 180 Old 04-19-2012, 05:31 AM
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I plasti-dipped my yellow lab...


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I plasti-dipped my yellow lab...


Now we need a plasti-dipped picture thread...
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Ok, after giving "Plastidip" some thought and after reading some comments, I am curious about how durable this stuff is. If it is so easy to peel off, why not use something more permanent?

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Has anyone ever taken their rims to an actual body shop to have them painted? At 19 bones a can in Canada, I can't imagine that its more money over time.

That being said, I know some spots on my ZX6 that could use some plasti-dip...
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ima plasti dip my bumper when it gets here should i still use primer? it comes raw steel
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Ok, after giving "Plastidip" some thought and after reading some comments, I am curious about how durable this stuff is. If it is so easy to peel off, why not use something more permanent?
It's pretty durable and easy to touchup. Yes, it's "easy" to peel off if needed, but it's not going to just fray and unravel on its own. Painting would require more prep work like cleaning, sanding, primer, and then several coats of paint... and to do it the "right way" it should be removed from the tire. With plastidip, just clean with some denatured alcohol and you're ready to start spraying. I did all 5 wheels in under 90 minutes and I got exactly the look I wanted. Painting would take a lot longer.
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ima plasti dip my bumper when it gets here should i still use primer? it comes raw steel
No primer is necessary...just make sure that it is clean
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It's pretty durable and easy to touchup. Yes, it's "easy" to peel off if needed, but it's not going to just fray and unravel on its own. Painting would require more prep work like cleaning, sanding, primer, and then several coats of paint... and to do it the "right way" it should be removed from the tire. With plastidip, just clean with some denatured alcohol and you're ready to start spraying. I did all 5 wheels in under 90 minutes and I got exactly the look I wanted. Painting would take a lot longer.

Your second sentence sums up exactly the information that I was curious about.

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No, I didn't primer them because this stuff isn't permanent. I cleaned the wheels first using denatured alcohol to wipe off any grease and dirt.

From what I've read from others who have done this, it shouldn't affect the balancing whatsoever.
How much those Kumho M/T's run you? size?

I have a custom set and want to paint the stock wheels black and put something on to be my winter set. Looks good.

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