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Old 04-01-2014, 01:12 PM   #11
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The best part about dip is it works great if you just keep layering it on. Of course if you did a bad spray job, any texture you had on the wheel will show through unless you go back after you're finished and fix it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T0jEvxxTzE

Here's how DipYourCar did it.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:37 PM   #12
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I am peeling plasti-dip off the trunk and wing on my SES, the dip on the trunk came right off however I guess I put it on the wing a little thin and then it sun backed so it is SLOW go removing it. Does the WD-40/De-Solv-It method work?

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I'd be weary of using WD-40 on any painted surface of my car. I've heard it works, but I would not leave it on the paint any longer then you have to.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:06 PM   #14
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It took me hours and days to remove plastidip from mine the first time I did them... The more layers the easier it is to remove. And I mean thick layers.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:09 PM   #15
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I used wd40 at one point on my wheels to help break down the plastidip. and It does help it dissolve some but not completely. Still takes hours and lots of elbow grease with a scotch pad or something similar. And the wd40 actually caused some of the original paint on my wheels to come off so I ended up just platidipping them again at the time... Then last year I decided to go all out and spent a few days removing the plastidip as good as I could before painting them with wheel paint, which turned out really good(=
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The de-Solv-it worked really well! Sprayed heavy coats and let it sit for like 10-15 minutes and then spray! Most of it comes right off and then you can just pull off any left overs! Saw this on a wrx wheel vid. So back to stock wheel color for now. doesn't hurt original paint
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This thread = reason number 230948203458 why you shouldn't use plasti-dip.
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This thread = reason number 230948203458 why you shouldn't use plasti-dip.
Still easier to remove than paint.
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If done right Mac, it's not problem to remove. Everyone thinks it's like spray paint but it's not. A single coat with some touch up won't work.
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Still easier to remove than paint.
If you paint something right to begin with, you won't need to remove it. Problem solved.
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