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Old 02-28-2013, 10:41 AM   #11
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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I had plati dip.on my wheels but I didn't like it kept.peeling.off so I just painted them :)
If you lay it on thick enough plastidip is very durable. a couple of heavy coats on my enkeis and it doesnt come off due to scraping
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #13
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As others have stated a good quality vinyl like 3M and you'll be fine. Just stay away from the eBay crap. Plastidip on the roof does not work out the best or look the best. Would take you 3-4 cans and you have to be careful on how you spray it to get the coats to look even. Nowhere even remotely durable as the vinyl or as easy to remove.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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I'd buy the car kit from dipyourcar.com and not use the cans on big areas
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Even if you can get the plasti-dip to look good, it won't last nearly as long as vinyl wrap will. I looked into vinyl and plasti-dip as alternatives to paint on my last car. From what I read high quality vinyl will last for 5-7 years where as plasti-dip starts to come off after about 1 year. Just my 2 cents.
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Thanks for all the help guys I was looking at the ebay crap lol but ill spend a little extra to get a good high quality vinyl but I just thought of another question how does the vinyl hold up in snow/salt.. we get a lot up here lol.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #17
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I think you'll find this interesting (another car forum):

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376442
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