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Old 02-02-2012, 10:36 PM   #1041
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^ Awesome!! This better be pics galore or you will be destroyed. lol
There will be pics. I would bring shame to the interwebs if I didn't post any.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:43 PM   #1042
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clicking the checkout button on a cart full of mix-a-color kits and extra cans of clear(to make larger batches of colors) Got me a nice little re-loadable spray can in the cart too. Can't wait for it to get here so I can try out an idea I've got for the interior. There's a glossifier in my cart too. Hoping the weather stays nice enough for me to play around outside the car with that.
LOL SHipping = The Killer!!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #1043
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LOL SHipping = The Killer!!!
I'm actually getting most of it off amazon for not too much shipping-wise. I'm debating the glossifier though(not on amazon unfortunately) I really don't want to pay double the price of the can for shipping...
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #1044
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I'm actually getting most of it off amazon for not too much shipping-wise. I'm debating the glossifier though(not on amazon unfortunately) I really don't want to pay double the price of the can for shipping...
Look on ebay :)
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #1045
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it did happen pics up later dont expect to be wowed as my camera phone sux
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:13 AM   #1046
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I plasti-dipped my stock 5 spoke svt wheels on my 03 svtf and it looks damn good. I was very skeptical when i started but they look really good. id post pics on here but not sure how to do it? anyone help me out?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #1047
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I plasti-dipped my stock 5 spoke svt wheels on my 03 svtf and it looks damn good. I was very skeptical when i started but they look really good. id post pics on here but not sure how to do it? anyone help me out?
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=38843
here is a thread about how to.

simple version,
get a photobucket account
upload photos there
get the IMG code for the photo
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Started White Plasti Dipping the Euros. These wheels are definitely 2 cans per wheel...and thats before doing a gloss clear coat.

In short...2 wheels done with three cans for a first coat. Like a woman and a few beers....they look great from afar...but when you get close....they look far from good lol.

You can see when the spray begins to dry; where it wasnt evenly applied or not enough applied. Looks pitted like...surprise....plastic lol. So I am thining this last can I have, the fourth can, will be used to apply another thinner coat to fill in these spots.

The pitting is on the inside of the spokes where its really hard to get that nice even coat, without have runs from too much spray. It's a little bit of a pain in the a$$ with these spokes so close.

But overall; thinking about 8-9 cans for the four euro wheels. Then probably about the half of that amount for a good couple coats of clear on each wheel. So figure about ~$150 to do some Euro's correct; possibly $180 if you need more clear. At this point...I'd rather go spend 50-75 with someone that clear coats wheels for you....thats if you have a "friend" in that business.

I do have an extra wheel that I can do some tests on. Going to see how the bronze and metal flake clears look against white. So I have to order some more cans before I can do all that.

Should I start a new thread with the results on painting Euro's with White Plasti Dip as well as the variations of clear on that spare wheel?





Really looking forward to having the Euros finished and having both sets of white wheels. But who knows...maybe the bronze or metallic clear flake will make me have something different with the Euros...

mmmmm....white shoes on sonic blue.


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Camera Phone pic taken today while hunting for clear dip on a retail shelf....yea I was dreaming lol.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #1049
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Shout I start a new thread with the results on painting Euro's with White Plasti Dip as well as the variations of clear on that spare wheel?
Nah, just post it here!
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Stealth throttle body...

I heard of people doing engine parts with plastidip it's good for 200*. It's been on the car for awhile, the TB doesn't get hot at all on plastic manifold. I don't think I would do a valve cover or anything with it.

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