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      12-23-2012, 05:33 PM   #23
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wow, that is extremely reassuring actually, thought first wash would have me stressing
I have even taken it through the car wash (I know shame on me) and it looks perfectly fine. Like any rims whether they are plasti dip or painted or powder coated they get dirty I find taking the car through the car wash or using the self serve car wash gets rid of all the dirt that accumulate on the rims especially when you use the water gun and turn the pressure on high it blasts everything off the rims.
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      12-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #24
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Mine have been dipped for almost 6 months and its great looks the same since day one
Is that a DIY or a professional job? How often do you wash your car?
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      12-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #25
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Is that a DIY or a professional job? How often do you wash your car?
did it myself I took the wheels off and everything took a few hours on a Saturday morning but it looks great. You can do it without taking off the wheels as well.
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I've posted this before but here's my experience with Plastidip:

I had my window trim and front grilles plasti-dipped this Summer -- huge hail storm came, and my car suffered close to $16k in hail damage. The trim itself was literally in pieces, and the Plastidip is all that was holding it together. The stuff is bulletproof (or at least grapefruit-sized hail proof).
and this.. is what i was looking for, was worried it might start tearing up, think i saw that vid of your car getting pummeled, glad the new ride is looking good to make up for it
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I have even taken it through the car wash (I know shame on me) and it looks perfectly fine. Like any rims whether they are plasti dip or painted or powder coated they get dirty I find taking the car through the car wash or using the self serve car wash gets rid of all the dirt that accumulate on the rims especially when you use the water gun and turn the pressure on high it blasts everything off the rims.
ya i even saw a few vids on youtube of plastidipped cars going through some car washes, getting reassured now
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im planning to do it, it seems easily removable as well
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mind you if you don't put enough coats on it will be a pain in the a** to remove.
you're going to end up ripping up a million pieces and will take you a while to get off.

Goo Gone works really well too
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hmm, this is intriguing to me now. I love my stock 286 ZSP wheels and was thinking of having them powder coated black, but not sure on gloss or matte since I have the high gloss shadow line trim and performance grill. Maybe this is something to try before I pay to have them prepped and coated.
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      12-23-2012, 11:18 PM   #32
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mind you if you don't put enough coats on it will be a pain in the a** to remove.
you're going to end up ripping up a million pieces and will take you a while to get off.

Goo Gone works really well too
word i got that they put many coats on didn't get its mainly for taking it off clean till you said it, thanks for that info
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hmm, this is intriguing to me now. I love my stock 286 ZSP wheels and was thinking of having them powder coated black, but not sure on gloss or matte since I have the high gloss shadow line trim and performance grill. Maybe this is something to try before I pay to have them prepped and coated.
i think its a great way to get the look of it in a nonpermanent fashion for cheap just to know, peels off easy enough if anything. hope whichever way you go they turn out great
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      12-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #35
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I dipped my badges almost a year ago and they still look just as good as they did the first day. I did my trim too and that also held up perfectly, till I decided to remove it in favor of a gloss black finish.
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      12-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #36
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im thinking about doing this too, i want to make mine matte red.
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      12-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #37
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Plastidip is really a great thing to use if you do not want a permanent change to your car. Many people first try out plastidip with their rims first. You really come out nicely. Something you should know, (this is obvious, but) the feeling of it is rubber, because plastidip is rubber... oh i feel like an idiot.
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Mine have been dipped for almost 6 months and its great looks the same since day one
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Same here. Holds up to high pressure washes and wheel brushes really well too! Brake dust falls right off.
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My buddy and I plastidipped out wheels together, went to lows about 3 months ago picked up 2 cans apiece for like 11 bucks. Plastidip is still on my wheels as we speak and I wash my car once a week. I just don't scrub the wheels I gently wipe them off!! Holds up great against pressure washing! But if you don't take wheel off be sure to cover up brake calipers and rotors
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Same here. Holds up to high pressure washes and wheel brushes really well too! Brake dust falls right off.
ah this was a concern of mine, the brake dust... thought might have trouble knock ing that stuff off do to rubbery nature of.. well the rubber dip. thanks for the info, a little more at ease now
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Same here. Holds up to high pressure washes and wheel brushes really well too! Brake dust falls right off.
ah this was a concern of mine, the brake dust... thought might have trouble knock ing that stuff off do to rubbery nature of.. well the rubber dip. thanks for the info, a little more at ease now
I've heard a lot of guys on the forum say that you should wipe the brake dust off once a week or so because if you don't it will stay on there for good after a while.
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I've heard a lot of guys on the forum say that you should wipe the brake dust off once a week or so because if you don't it will stay on there for good after a while.
makes sense, rubber elasticity and getting imbedded. the more imbedded the harder to pull to the surface, haha we should take all these tips and make a plastidip faq for all ahead, got a lot of good info from all you guys
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What about wrapping with 3m?
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What about wrapping with 3m?
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