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Old January 18th, 2015, 10:22 PM
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School me on plasti dip

Have some old alloys and was thinking about spraying them. Like it, hate it ? Does it grab and hold dirt etc because it is soft ?

I have a blast cabinet and hvlp gun so I can prep and paint with most anything. I'm guess I'm asking if this is a preferred product or if its a cheesy option.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 10:41 PM
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The cans don't last, but I only did it once. On the plus side it is easy to remove.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 10:45 PM
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If you want it to last don't use Plasti, it is designed to peel off over time. They will look good but inevitably it will peel.
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It's quick.
It's cheap.
It's easy.
It's definetly not permanent.
Peels off easy.....it's suppose to.
You could power wash it off.....but you can change colors as often as you want.....
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It's easy to use Doug and pretty damn forgiving to mistakes.

Instead of using the cans if your planning a matte black finish or another basic color, harbor freight carries 14.5 oz cans of it. You mix it 50/50 with napatha and you can spray it from a normal HVLP gun.

It holds up just fine did the 110's grill, bezels and air cleaner lid (curious how it would do under the hood) almost 2 years ago now with spray cans. Been through Chicago winters and the wilds mud fest this last summer and cleaned up fine.

I've also done a grill on my Saab, 3 full car dips on the MGB (got bored with the color) and a friends dune buggy.

It's really durable, check out the last pic its after my hood tried to kill me. The dip was fine. Key is to put on a few light coats about 50% coverage, then switch to heavy coats for 3 or so more coats.

A few of you will probably stroke out but I will probably dip the 110 this year.
















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It's quick.
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It's easy.
It's definetly not permanent.
Peels off easy.....it's suppose to.
You could power wash it off.....but you can change colors as often as you want.....

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They sell gallons too at dipyourcar dot com that don't need to be mixed for a HVLP gun. If you were swinging by NYC I have several gallons sitting in my garage that will likely not be used anytime soon.
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I love the stuff, it's a lot of fun. Don't use it if you need a serious finish, but it actually is pretty hardy. My car was done twice, white and whale blubber(supposedly "gunmetal").


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They sell gallons too at dipyourcar dot com that don't need to be mixed for a HVLP gun. If you were swinging by NYC I have several gallons sitting in my garage that will likely not be used anytime soon.
He'd only need about a half gallon for 4 rims that is why I suggested the small cans from HF. That and I'm cheap that would only be about $25 as opposed to $60 from dyc.
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I did the wheels on the 90 P/U with 3 rattle cans from the depot. Turned out well and when they needed a touchup it was a cinch. I was surprised at how durable it wound up being. I did power wash and scrub them with alloy wheel cleaner first which likely helped.
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A good clean is needed and u usually wipe the surface with thinner to get any wax or oil off.
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It's quick.
It's cheap.
It's easy.
It's definetly not permanent.
Peels off easy.....it's suppose to.
You could power wash it off.....but you can change colors as often as you want.....
Those look great! I am thinking of this option, as I would get tired of flat black after a while I think, and could just peel it off. About how many cans to do 4 wheels? Do the lug nuts hold it well too?
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IDK It's rather shi**y material for much of any use. How it became a finish material is beyond my comprehension.
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IDK It's rather shi**y material for much of any use. How it became a finish material is beyond my comprehension.
It's a temporary finish, easy to peel, and reapply. But for wheels, it does seem like a waste of effort, unless you don't wheel...
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