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This is a discussion on TO PLASTI-DIP OR NOT.... THAT IS THE QUESTION? within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by zax While occasionally it's done correctly, plastidip is generally applied in haste by drunk teenagers. The vast ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    While occasionally it's done correctly, plastidip is generally applied in haste by drunk teenagers. The vast majority of plastidip jobs are awful. TBH, it's the modern-day equivalent to spray paint, although it does have the benefit of being [somewhat] reversible.
    Exactly. I thought the same way but gave it a try. You can clearly tell the difference between a tacky and a good paint job.
    It's cheap...If you don't like it take it off. I've used it a few times now and I have to say I'm a fan of it if done correctly. I have to admit my wheels almost look powder coated. Take your time for prep and don't glob it on in one coat. The first two coats should be light just enough to darken whatever your doimg...it doesn't need to be completely covered...it'll just run

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    There are tutorials all over youtube about how it should be done. And some of the key aspects are:

    1) Clean your wheels throughly
    2) Be sure your wheels are dry and clean.
    3) Paint in layers. Use 10-15 minutes of drying time in between coats. Use several coats and work with angles to not miss spots.

    And just to reference for your own amusement

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek1mRhEIbHA

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    I dipped my exhaust finishers Gun Metal Gray with metal flake and gloss. It went on fine, but wow way darker than I was shooting for..........poop, peeled off. No biggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    Plasti Dip doest really chip (tss tss) it may tear a little but nothing major. I have blacked dipped parts on my exterior and so far holding up well. You can always buy the a can black dip at Lowes ore Home Depot and mess around with it. I have seen more colors available at PepBoys including the Blaze Metalizers Gallon Buckets but if you really want the most choices go to DipYourCar and check out their vids.
    So I'm a new member just reading through random posts and junk and I come across this post. Is your "tss tss" a reference to Jim Norton's "Chip"? If so, you are my favorite person on this forum and I will trust everything you say haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamthebobkat View Post
    So I'm a new member just reading through random posts and junk and I come across this post. Is your "tss tss" a reference to Jim Norton's "Chip"? If so, you are my favorite person on this forum and I will trust everything you say haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    I did 3 coats of black for the base coat and then roughly 7-8 coats of the copper metalizer on each wheel to get the desired look I wanted. All in all it took a couple hours from start to finish.



    I think ima experiment with this bronze to see how it turns out, like what MTM was saying. I take it they're a bit darker because of the black coats under it? I'm going to get some Mach wheels and have them PC black lip, bronze spoke but I want to experiment first just to be sure.

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