Fun with PlastiDip! - Page 240 - Focus Fanatics
Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus Builds & General Showroom

Ford Focus Builds & General Showroom Post pictures and information of your Focus being built or your car images here. We want to see your Focus! More Images: Visit Our Online Ford Focus Gallery

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-05-2012, 07:16 AM   #2391
pyroinsa
Focus Fanatic
 
pyroinsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 42025
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
What I Drive: 03 CD Silver ZX5

Posts: 7,719
FF Reputation: 58 pyroinsa Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (47)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drumr90 View Post
Posted via FF Mobile
Hey im shure this has been anwsered but dose this come off when u get new tires from them mountin and balenceing
99% of the time, yes it will come off. If your entire wheel is dipped(including the weights) - a tire shop will pull the weights off(with a good portion of the dip). Even getting a tire replaced will likely end up in them ripping the dip.

I had to get a flat repaired on my dipped stock wheels. When I went in to get it back the service manager came up to me and was real apologetic and said that somehow his staff ruined my wheel. I was like wtf man, how did you do that? So he showed me my wheel and I just started laughing and went up to the wheel and pulled the rest off the dip of in one shot. The manager had a confused look on his face and said what is that? I had to explain to him what plastidip is.
pyroinsa is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #2392
Drumr90
Focus Fanatic
 
Drumr90's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 99659
Location: Northampton, PA
What I Drive: 2006 Black ZX5 auto

Posts: 3,175
FF Reputation: 3 Drumr90 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Posted via FF Mobile
Lol funny story
Drumr90 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #2393
Jason325
Focus Enthusiast
 
Jason325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 93191
Location: Arcadia, WI
What I Drive: 2010 silver ses

Posts: 119
FF Reputation: 1 Jason325 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
^ x2
__________________
Jason325
2010 SES #030
Jason325 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #2394
cdbertrand
Focus Addict
 
cdbertrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97547
Location: Moorefield, WV
What I Drive: 00' Infra Red ZX3, gf's 08' SE

Posts: 1,347
FF Reputation: 2 cdbertrand Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
lol same here i had that happen, the head mechanic looked pissed. question before i actually do it. Can i clear coat over regular dip or do i need to spray paint over the dip before i can put a clear gloss on it? my wheels have been dipped for a few months and they collect dirt like a sponge so i'm trying to get rid of the tack of the dip, and i want a shine lol.
__________________
Rally Revolution #17
When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?
When in doubt.. Flatout. - Collin McRae
cdbertrand is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #2395
sam fisher
I hate dents!
 
sam fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 103137
Location: royal oak, MI
What I Drive: 2006 silver zx4 ses

Posts: 2,933
FF Reputation: 3 sam fisher Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdbertrand View Post
lol same here i had that happen, the head mechanic looked pissed. question before i actually do it. Can i clear coat over regular dip or do i need to spray paint over the dip before i can put a clear gloss on it? my wheels have been dipped for a few months and they collect dirt like a sponge so i'm trying to get rid of the tack of the dip, and i want a shine lol.
i actually just cleared mine the other day , looks dope man , just make sure u tape off your tires real nice , i got a little on there and it looks like a permanant tire shine spot lol , also it hardens it up a bit , id assume its a little stronger now cause its smooth instead of rubbery
sam fisher is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 09:26 PM   #2396
cdbertrand
Focus Addict
 
cdbertrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97547
Location: Moorefield, WV
What I Drive: 00' Infra Red ZX3, gf's 08' SE

Posts: 1,347
FF Reputation: 2 cdbertrand Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
so you put gloss clear on top of your dip? hows it holding up lol
__________________
Rally Revolution #17
When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?
When in doubt.. Flatout. - Collin McRae
cdbertrand is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #2397
sam fisher
I hate dents!
 
sam fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 103137
Location: royal oak, MI
What I Drive: 2006 silver zx4 ses

Posts: 2,933
FF Reputation: 3 sam fisher Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
it looks waayyyyyyy better , i will post some pics tommorow if i can figure out the photobucket thing . it feels alot stronger now too
sam fisher is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #2398
pyroinsa
Focus Fanatic
 
pyroinsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 42025
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
What I Drive: 03 CD Silver ZX5

Posts: 7,719
FF Reputation: 58 pyroinsa Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (47)
Lots of people have used plastidip as sort of a faux primer or basecoat. Then thay add real paint to the top, looks nicer and still peels off(as long as you have a solid layer of dip)
pyroinsa is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #2399
cdbertrand
Focus Addict
 
cdbertrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97547
Location: Moorefield, WV
What I Drive: 00' Infra Red ZX3, gf's 08' SE

Posts: 1,347
FF Reputation: 2 cdbertrand Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
yeah i know man i'm just asking if i can put it over dip instead of another coat of dip, couple of paint then couple of clear. it's prob what i'll do anyways, just thought i'd ask.
__________________
Rally Revolution #17
When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?
When in doubt.. Flatout. - Collin McRae
cdbertrand is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 10:20 PM   #2400
pyroinsa
Focus Fanatic
 
pyroinsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 42025
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
What I Drive: 03 CD Silver ZX5

Posts: 7,719
FF Reputation: 58 pyroinsa Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (47)
Pretty simple: Dip whatever your going to dip, than paint over it. If you need to remove than you will still be able to. BTW clearcoat is a paint, so if you just want to add a shine to your part that is dipped than just clear it and you won't have any problems(as long as the part is properly dipped)
pyroinsa is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.