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Old 01-16-2019, 02:14 PM
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I remember when PlastiDip had just the black PlastiDip for wheels. I see they now have a lot of different kits. I am thinking of have my wheels powder coated, but before I spend the big money I was thinking about trying the PlastiDip and see which kit I like best. Has anyone tried these kits and how did you like them. I have seem reviews on their web and while they maybe real. it is possible they are just a false review to help sell their product.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:29 PM
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Check with Bobby (NSF) he successfully did his wheels.
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There are lots of videos on YouTube of people that have PlastiDipped their wheels and other parts. You might give them a look to see how the kits work.
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I did mine because I was considering buying black wheels and wanted to see what they'd look like on the car before spending a lot of cash. They came out great. I highly recommend a few coats of the clear over what ever color you go with. I drove with them thru the winter with no problems and they held up well.





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Check with Bobby (NSF) he successfully did his wheels.
Steve is correct, I did about 2+ years ago and still holding up well. Plus if I or the next owner of this fine machine want chrome back all they have to do is take it off It was originally a test to see if I liked my car with black wheels and now I wouldn't have them any other way
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Anyone know if these hold up in the heat? Like track abuse heat? Would it melt away?
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can you pressure wash your car with plasti-dipped wheels?
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:10 PM
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I've seen some videos of people doing hydro dipping over platidip as well - interesting to see it last so long. most i've seen was flaking off shortly after application (within a week) - assuming they didn't clear coat
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I've seen some videos of people doing hydro dipping over platidip as well - interesting to see it last so long. most i've seen was flaking off shortly after application (within a week) - assuming they didn't clear coat
Flaking off in a week is result of very poor prep.
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Just sprayed my friends Forgestar wheels in Superwrap. Came out really nice, powder coat like gloss finish. Takes about 10 coats with 2 coats of clearcoat.
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Originally Posted by kperez View Post
can you pressure wash your car with plasti-dipped wheels?
Not directly, it will damage the dip. You can use a wand like they have at a self serve car wash as long as you do not keep it in one spot for to long.
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Originally Posted by Clayton Parkison View Post
Just sprayed my friends Forgestar wheels in Superwrap. Came out really nice, powder coat like gloss finish. Takes about 10 coats with 2 coats of clearcoat.
What is "super wrap" ??
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What is "super wrap" ??
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They call it a sprayable vinyl. The finish is a lot better than plastidip in my opinion. Costs about $100 for the product. I'll send a pictures of the wheels I sprayed in a minutes.
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Originally Posted by BigMonkey73 View Post
Anyone know if these hold up in the heat? Like track abuse heat? Would it melt away?
The exhaust tips on my GS and F-150 have been Plasti-Dipped for 3 years with absolutely no issues.

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Originally Posted by BigMonkey73 View Post
Anyone know if these hold up in the heat? Like track abuse heat? Would it melt away?
mine are plasti dipped no problem at track for me but I'm not pushing it to the limit. I don't think you'll have a heat issues even if brakes get extremely hot.

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Nice. Thanks guys..that opens up some cool potential
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Works especially great on wheels. Pro tip: Don't plastidip an entire car and then surprise your wife with it.
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did the barrels of my wheels a couple years ago because they always looked like crap....eventually want to get powder coat
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Originally Posted by Clayton Parkison View Post
Just sprayed my friends Forgestar wheels in Superwrap. Came out really nice, powder coat like gloss finish. Takes about 10 coats with 2 coats of clearcoat.
I have some superwrap sitting in my basement, this is good to hear
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I did my 2015 Camaro's wheels when I first got it and it was very simple process. I even left the wheels on the car and just covered the brakes. Will peel right off the tire if you get a bit of over spray.

I just took the plasti-dip off a month or so getting it ready to trade in on a C6. I never had any issues with the wheels getting washed and if you are careful you can use a bit of pressure on them, just don't focus on a spot for long, or on the edges. I also touched it up a bit over the past couple years as it does fade a bit. I would add the clear coat back to it to shine it up a bit. I used a gas powered pressure washer to clean the wheels up and a little elbow grease.

I also did the heat exchanger on the hood, since GM color matched that on the Commemorative edition for some reason. That has been a bit harder to get off. I took it off and used some elbow grease and some sprays to get most of it off. I am going to pressure wash that tonight, since the "high pressure" wash at a local car wash isn't high pressure enough to do much. It couldn't get all the areas clean.

But nice way to try black wheels and it lasted longer than I was told or expected. A good three years. Had to touch up once when I had new tires put on as they scratched it off a bit, but was easy enough to get covered.
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