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Old 02-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #1051
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Nah, just post it here!
Sounds good....just surpised this thread got to 1000 plus posts lol. That rarely ever happens. Its a plastic dip focus nation on FF!
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #1052
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im thinking about plastidipping my steeda sri cover?

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:21 PM   #1053
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:22 AM   #1054
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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.
That's crazy. I had my wheels powdercoated white for just $140.



If you're going to spend that much to PlastiDip, you might as well have a high quality, durable coating done instead.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #1055
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #1056
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Yea I'm with Ataru, $150 for a finish on your wheels that can peel off is not worth it in my book.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #1057
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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.
Does the white plasti cost a lot more than the black? Each can of black cost me about $6. I only used 3 three cans on my wheels (they were already painted black so I only had to do the face of them)

I havent used the clear/gloss from them but I'd imagine you would only have to do a couple of coats to get a good effect, even then I dont think doing the inside/back of the rim would be needed. I think they look good from the pictures but I'll believe you that they dont look perfect from up close.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:16 AM   #1058
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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...

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How in the hell do you figure it cost 150 to plastidip 4 wheels? lol
plastidip is only $6 bucks a can at lowes and home depot. color plastidip is the same price at ace hardware stores.

The reason you have pitting is not the palstidip it is the temperature of the enviroment you sprayed it in along with the temp of the plastidip in the can. I did mine once at 40degrees and had pitting and crappy loooking wheels. Then had to fight it to get it off because it does not just peel off because it did not adhere properly.
Re did them at 58 degrees and they came out flawless.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #1059
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Does the white plasti cost a lot more than the black? Each can of black cost me about $6. I only used 3 three cans on my wheels (they were already painted black so I only had to do the face of them)

I havent used the clear/gloss from them but I'd imagine you would only have to do a couple of coats to get a good effect, even then I dont think doing the inside/back of the rim would be needed. I think they look good from the pictures but I'll believe you that they dont look perfect from up close.
no white is the same price at any ace hardware.... He probably bought it on dipyourcar.com which rips people with shipping to make more money on thier product, that's why i have warned on here before not to purchase from them.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:00 AM   #1060
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