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01-24-2013 12:15 PM
JimsterG I'm thinking that would be a great color for my calipers in combination with my stock wheels
01-23-2013 03:44 PM
Johnny Sticceno
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Originally Posted by darkangelism View Post
I used plastidip



That's awesome. This is my exact plan for when I get my car. Plus the wheels, the chrome under the side mirrors and the whiskers. Now if only one can of plastidip wasn't $26 I'd be set.
01-23-2013 03:39 PM
Focus YBTC
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Originally Posted by BaconZombie View Post
I've personally done everything except for the badges, as I can't decide if I want to paint them or just get rid of them.
Badges, we don't need no stinking Badges!

01-23-2013 03:04 PM
MrImapcmd Very nice.
01-23-2013 02:09 PM
BaconZombie Of course!


01-23-2013 12:23 PM
MrImapcmd Can you post the pictures of your car with the Orange wheels?
01-22-2013 04:33 PM
JimsterG I paid for chrome so I'm keeping it. My last 2 cars had zero chrome on them and they look sort of old-school compared to the Focus now. On some cars black wheels look ok in my opinion. It takes me back to the era of wearing white socks together with baggie shorts. Some people do it, but it just looks dorky today. But it's only my opinion.......
01-11-2013 04:46 PM
BaconZombie I did it about a month and half ago, and it's help up great. I do plan to add a few coats and clear coat them in the near future, it seems a bit hard to keep them clean. I might try a magic eraser to see it it will get them clean without screwing up the dip, too. But no nicks or scratches that I can see.
01-11-2013 04:40 PM
Bliky
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Originally Posted by BaconZombie View Post
The wheel kit from dipyourcar.com is awesome. That's what I used on my wheels. Very simple to use.
How has it held up? I'm really close to ordering the kit with the PreDip spray and trying it one weekend.

Lol, the more I look at it, the more I want to plastidip my entire car a matte blue or matte white.

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Vinyl is just like a sticker. Cut it over size and stick it from the middle out. Stretch it a little to follow the curves and heat will help it form to the curves. Just trim the excess with a knife. It's cheap enough to learn as you go for little pieces like the whiskers. Just don't cut into anything below it while trimming and you'll do fine
That doesn't seem all too difficult. Just gotta look around for the Vinyl in stores now.
01-11-2013 03:08 PM
Deftmetal Vinyl is just like a sticker. Cut it over size and stick it from the middle out. Stretch it a little to follow the curves and heat will help it form to the curves. Just trim the excess with a knife. It's cheap enough to learn as you go for little pieces like the whiskers. Just don't cut into anything below it while trimming and you'll do fine
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