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Old 06-06-2013, 03:01 AM   #2711
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ok thinking of plasti dippin the wheels tomorrow. any suggestions or tips? they are svt 5 sspokes
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ok thinking of plasti dippin the wheels tomorrow. any suggestions or tips? they are svt 5 sspokes
More coats the better. Do maybe 5 or 6 light coats.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #2713
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More coats the better. Do maybe 5 or 6 light coats.
This. Also make sure you clean the wheels really well.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:04 AM   #2714
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More coats the better. Do maybe 5 or 6 light coats.
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This. Also make sure you clean the wheels really well.
All of these. 4 cans were not enough for me to go from painted black to plastidipped white on my 5-spokes.

Stick note cards between the wheel and tire to avoid overspray. It's easier than taping everything up. Like this guy:
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:10 AM   #2715
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This. Also make sure you clean the wheels really well.
I agree
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And I also used the card method with the wheels, works great!
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ok thinking of plasti dippin the wheels tomorrow. any suggestions or tips? they are svt 5 sspokes
Make sure you spray light coats. That is the key to getting it to look nice. If you try to sray it too thick it looks like crap.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #2718
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All of these. 4 cans were not enough for me to go from painted black to plastidipped white on my 5-spokes.

Stick note cards between the wheel and tire to avoid overspray. It's easier than taping everything up. Like this guy:
i used the card trick and it ended up making the edges come out bad. you dont have to worry about over spray with plasti dip. make sure you do a heavy coat around the outside and it will peel right off the tire leaving a clean edge.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #2719
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well i ended up doing it yesterday and to say the least it came out like crap! I already peeled it off my wheels. It was super sticky and had lots of texture on the finished product. Idk what I did wrong because ive plasti dipped other pieces of my car that came out great. I heard i may have had a bad batch of plasti dip. IDK it sucks though I spent like $50 on that crap.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #2720
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well i ended up doing it yesterday and to say the least it came out like crap! I already peeled it off my wheels. It was super sticky and had lots of texture on the finished product. Idk what I did wrong because ive plasti dipped other pieces of my car that came out great. I heard i may have had a bad batch of plasti dip. IDK it sucks though I spent like $50 on that crap.
You should've hit it with a coat of clear wheel paint. Would've got rid of the roughness and made it look much better.


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