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      01-12-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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Plasti-dip?

Recently I was reading about this product called plasti-dip and I read that some people use it to paint parts of their cars black. I kind of wanted to try it on my car but I couldn't decide if it was a good idea or not. It a $6 can of spray. I thought it would look cheap but when I was looking at some photos it looked pretty great and I haven't seen any negative comments about it. I also found a great picture of an M6 with plasti dipped rims.

Would any of you recommend me not to do this?? I wanted to do it to my roof, rims, and everything chrome on my 3 series.
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      01-12-2012, 02:33 AM   #2
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Looks good in photos, but I'd want to see it in person before committing. Is the product removable?
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its supposed to be easy to remove by rubbing it but it doesnt chip easily
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      01-12-2012, 02:42 AM   #4
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My stock 156 16'' are plasti dipped 3 month running with them with no problems or wear.
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My stock 156 16'' are plasti dipped 3 month running with them with no problems or wear.
did you do it by yourself?
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did you do it by yourself?
Here are some pictures of how they came out. Yes i did them myself. Sorry for the big pictures. Enjoy
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Here are some pictures of how they came out. Yes i did them myself. Sorry for the big pictures. Enjoy
How did you get them to come out so clean?
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Just a steady flow of the plasti dip and common sense. Each wheel used up one can outside and out. just have to start off with light coats then work your way up to heavier coats and you should get the same result.
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Just a steady flow of the plasti dip and common sense. Each wheel used up one can outside and out. just have to start off with light coats then work your way up to heavier coats and you should get the same result.
Oh nice, how long did it take you?
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Have looked into this and seen on other VW forums. Supposed to remove similar to vinyl and is a great product. Been seriously considering doing my 17 OEM rims the same. Also i wonder if it actually works in a way a a protectant from salt, shit and Brake dust?
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I did my wheels this weekend






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that looks really good
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each rim 16" will consume 1 can of plasti dip?
I am really considering plastidiping myu 16 OEM before I get some nice 18"
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How did you do them??
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each rim 16" will consume 1 can of plasti dip?
I am really considering plastidiping myu 16 OEM before I get some nice 18"
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Has anyone tried this method with the aluminum window trim?
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Has anyone tried this method with the aluminum window trim?
Its been done before. Couple of members here have it done on here.
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Has anyone tried this method with the aluminum window trim?
be careful though. I read that it sticks to the masking tape and may peel off with the tape when done. Would suck to put in all that effort and then that...
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be careful though. I read that it sticks to the masking tape and may peel off with the tape when done. Would suck to put in all that effort and then that...
if that happens just carefully trace over the trim with something sharp enough (not too sharp), so what you want stays and the other stuff peels right off
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