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Old 05-05-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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so truth is I couldn't afford a 500$ paint job for 2 wheels. rather be able to feed my kids then not. This is only after a second coat, finished my 4th will lay one more down then a gloss. What do ya'll think? thanks for all and any opinions. also thinking of dipping my forks stator cover and oil cover but black though.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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looks awesome! how did you do it? not real familiar with dipping things
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Thanks! Did it with a spray can, bought it from lowes after a friend told me about it. Really easy but takes awhile between coats. paid $7 a can for 3 whites and same for the "glossifier"
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Thanks! Did it with a spray can, bought it from lowes after a friend told me about it. Really easy but takes awhile between coats. paid $7 a can for 3 whites and same for the "glossifier"
what spray did you use? curious how its called "dipped" when you use a spray can. noob to painting over here
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what spray did you use? curious how its called "dipped" when you use a spray can. noob to painting over here
it's called plasti-dip. Its like a rubber coating. the home depot by my house all they had was black. sooo im stuck with black dip which im thinking of doing my wheels here soon.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
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it's called plasti-dip. Its like a rubber coating. the home depot by my house all they had was black. sooo im stuck with black dip which im thinking of doing my wheels here soon.
ok ok, now I understand. Ive heard of plastidip but never really heard it called dipping. do you have to touch em up a lot? or how do they hold up? I had thought about doing my truck rims with this.
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what spray did you use? curious how its called "dipped" when you use a spray can. noob to painting over here
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it's called plasti-dip. Its like a rubber coating. the home depot by my house all they had was black. sooo im stuck with black dip which im thinking of doing my wheels here soon.
Yea it's called plasti-dip, but referred to as "dipping". so that's the impression I've got from everyone. Cool thing is that if you don't like it, after a few coats, you can peel it off. On the other hand, It is durable. checkout dipyourcar.com
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Yea it's called plasti-dip, but referred to as "dipping". so that's the impression I've got from everyone. Cool thing is that if you don't like it, after a few coats, you can peel it off. On the other hand, It is durable. checkout dipyourcar.com
awesome. well atleast now I can save myself some serious $$ by "dipping" my rims instead of taking all of them to get powder coated. it looks like your turned out awesome. butt.. your gonna hate that white after cleaning them a few good times haha. make sure you post some pics of them on the bike when you get everything put back together.
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awesome. well atleast now I can save myself some serious $$ by "dipping" my rims instead of taking all of them to get powder coated. it looks like your turned out awesome. butt.. your gonna hate that white after cleaning them a few good times haha. make sure you post some pics of them on the bike when you get everything put back together.
ya if done right, they can last for a while. And they're semi easy to remove. putting on several coats helps taking them off. Im curious how cleaning these goes.
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eh... good luck getting the tire on without messing it up. Should have mounted the tires first.
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ya if done right, they can last for a while. And they're semi easy to remove. putting on several coats helps taking them off. Im curious how cleaning these goes.
Cleaning isn't an issue. On my dirtbike or my Trailblazer I scrub the shit out of the wheels with a brush.

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eh... good luck getting the tire on without messing it up. Should have mounted the tires first.
+1 My first thought as well.
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Thats why I sprayed my rims white. I figured theyre gonna get dirty quick and require a bunch of cleaning. I thought paint would hold up better than the plasti dip.
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You really should mount tires first because it will be almost impossible to do it later without damaging the finish. Last guy I saw do this simply used some regular index cards placed around the edge of the wheel. He coated everything and pulled cards...and it was beautiful. Just my opinion before you get to far and waste time/money.
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has anyone used the plasti dip blaze green? How does it compare to the kawi green?
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