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Old 01-10-2013, 12:34 PM   #11
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Looks pretty sweet! Eventually I'll plasti-dip mine as well, but that looks great! Probably easier to do that than remove the chrome too.
Yeah, it has held up for 6 months now no problem, I am trying to not hijack the thread with my stuff, but i did side mirrors and wheels as well. I probably overdid the taping and covering of the sides.

Pulling the tape job off wet is the trick to not rip the PD
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Yeah, it has held up for 6 months now no problem, I am trying to not hijack the thread with my stuff, but i did side mirrors and wheels as well. I probably overdid the taping and covering of the sides.

Pulling the tape job off wet is the trick to not rip the PD
Yeah I guess with plasti-dip it's less important, you can always peel off the "overspray" as long as like you said you get what you need and peel the rest while it's still wet.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:45 PM   #13
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I think going the PlastiDip route should be easy. My only worry is that I don't want it to look rubbery which I know can sometimes happen.

I was thinking about ordering a wheel kit from dipyourcar.com to black out my wheels to see how it looks so I can decide if I want to powdercoat them later on or get new wheels altogether.

As far as the vinyl goes I'm still pretty lost on what to do or how to go about all of that.
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I think going the PlastiDip route should be easy. My only worry is that I don't want it to look rubbery which I know can sometimes happen.

I was thinking about ordering a wheel kit from dipyourcar.com to black out my wheels to see how it looks so I can decide if I want to powdercoat them later on or get new wheels altogether.

As far as the vinyl goes I'm still pretty lost on what to do or how to go about all of that.
The wheel kit from dipyourcar.com is awesome. That's what I used on my wheels. Very simple to use.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:33 PM   #18
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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.......
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Can you post the pictures of your car with the Orange wheels?
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