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Old 07-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #2151
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Hey guys a co worker just checked out my fo fo and loved the plasti dip on the front grille. He's curious if the clear coat would make the plastic area of a car shine like the fog light housings on a se. Has anyone tried this?
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #2152
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Plasti dip is the bomb been using if for a LONG time..
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:04 AM   #2153
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I'm having a hard time getting large parts to come out OK. I did my fog bezels and wheel center caps with no issues, but the spoiler ALWAYS comes out real rough. I don't know if I'm not putting it on thick enough or what.

I tried to save it this time by putting the last coat on REAL thick, but it just made it worse. Would I be better off buying a gallon and putting it through a spray gun? Would I need a special gun for this or will any paint gun work OK?

I'm going to have a set of wheels to do pretty soon as well, so maybe the gun would be worth it anyways?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:07 AM   #2154
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If its coming out rough then u are doing one of two things wrong.. 1 either u didn't not prep good enough and it not wanting to lay down properly or 2 you are applying it in direct sunlight..

I've done 4 sets of wheels, spoilers, trunks, front bumpers and u can not apply in direct sunlight. Sunlight and hot temperatures can cause the plasti dip to dry too fast and not lay down properly..

Plasti dip needs to be applied in thin coats and with each coat apply it thicker.. I usually apply 6-8 coats on anything I spray..
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #2155
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about how many cans of dip would i need to do stock focus rims?
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #2156
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about how many cans of dip would i need to do stock focus rims?
I would suggest a can a wheel. The thickness is much better for protection or if you ever decide to remove it, it will come off much easier.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #2157
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I used 4-5 cans on my Lightning rims.. Focus rims are smaller so 4 should be enough..
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #2158
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I would suggest a can a wheel. The thickness is much better for protection or if you ever decide to remove it, it will come off much easier.

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I used 4-5 cans on my Lightning rims.. Focus rims are smaller so 4 should be enough..
Are yall serious, I used two cans maybe ... 6 coats each wheel. And its been on my wheels since October. No issues whatsoever :) stock wheels too.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #2159
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Are yall serious, I used two cans maybe ... 6 coats each wheel. And its been on my wheels since October. No issues whatsoever :) stock wheels too.
The problem is not a visible or wear issue... when you try to remove it it will not come off in big pieces but rather in crumbs.. it took me 6 hours and alot of scrubbing and alot of pressure washing to try and remove it the first time i plastidipped my wheels and i eventually just gave up and sprayed them thick enough that it evened back out
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:37 PM   #2160
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2 cans did it for my 15 inch rims.
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