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Give plasti dip a try

Post by b40huckers » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:20 pm

Decided to plasti dip my stock wheels, everyone does black but I decided to go bronze! 😀
The process is rather easy and very forgiving if you make an oops. I have done several vehicles and wheel sets in the past few years. The feature I like is when I get tired of them I can just peel it off like vinyl and be back to stock.

Use 1 can of black plasti dip per wheel
Use 1 can of gold plasti dip metalizer for the bronze
Use index cards to line between wheel and tire
Use plastic bags or tape n drape to cover brakes/rotors
Key is plenty of thin coats, minimum 8 coats to ensure it’s easy to remove when the time comes.
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Post by olyelr » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:31 am

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Post by Bill2014 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:35 am

It will be interesting to see how it holds up... :D
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Post by b40huckers » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:03 am

The sets I have done in the past lasted about a year, even through harsh winter. Like I had stated, if applied correctly it’s durable yet easy to remove and re-apply. Not bad for $50 and a few hours of time.
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Post by Mule » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:41 pm

"Dipped" the swing arm on my moto a few years ago, really impressed at how well it's held up. Easy to patch if it does start to get scraped up.

I'd consider dipping my truck's wheels, but I really don't care that much about them at this point :rofl

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Post by b40huckers » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:41 pm

I hear ya, I just like making my truck different in some way. It was this or add some fake vents on the front quarter panels lol 😂
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Post by Colibri » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:51 pm

I think it came out looking really nice, good job! Bronze on Black is badass.

Plastidip is some pretty useful stuff. I used it on my external lowrance gps antenna on the truck. It’s held up in the Texas sun now for a couple years just fine
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Post by olyelr » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:43 pm

b40huckers wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:41 pm
I hear ya, I just like making my truck different in some way. It was this or add some fake vents on the front quarter panels lol 😂
Well wtf, are you saying the plastic vents are a no go now :poke:
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Post by b40huckers » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:07 pm

olyelr wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:43 pm
b40huckers wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:41 pm
I hear ya, I just like making my truck different in some way. It was this or add some fake vents on the front quarter panels lol 😂
Well wtf, are you saying the plastic vents are a no go now :poke:
No Sir, just make sure to cut the holes out before adding them as this upgrades them from just 10hp to a full 20hp per vent! 😎
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Post by olyelr » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:38 am

b40huckers wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:07 pm

No Sir, just make sure to cut the holes out before adding them as this upgrades them from just 10hp to a full 20hp per vent! 😎
That depends on color choice. I am pretty sure the chrome ones actual get up into 30's per vent. And if you do compound vents... well shit you better start looking at tranny upgrades.
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Post by b40huckers » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:15 pm

Lol can we say tranny these days?
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Re: Give plasti dip a try

Post by Will » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:31 pm

I've done plasti dip numerous times throughout the years. Good stuff.


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