Plastidip your wheels

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Plastidip your wheels

Postby HJ2 » Sat 09.06.2012, 20:58

Here's what I did for the Ypres Lotus Day with my wheels
Google the stuff, it's brilliant! If you don't like it, you can rip it off again without a problem. ;-)

Here's what I wanted (Porsche rims ;-) )

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My winter rims

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Wrap the details first.

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Full spray, twice

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I just want the centers black, so only over spray on the outer edges (saves paint :lol: )

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dry...

2 layers and fully dried

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Rub the overspray away with just your thumb.

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The tricky part: cut the separation line in one fluent movement. Use a fresh and sharp blade (24 Swann-Morton, quality British steel :bananasex: ) and apply mild pressure. If you're not used to this tool and you don't want to damage the paint below: practice one something else, more cheap, before you do your wheels! It is possible to cut the plastidip layer without cutting the original paint. Be brave!

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Peal away!

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Clean the entire edge

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I like it already!

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I don't want to loose my wheels, so all mating surfaces need to be cleaned as well

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Almost done

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refit centers

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Presto!

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Time per wheel: 1,5 hours. 3 cans of paint in total, 2 layers outside, and 1 layer inside.
Last edited by HJ2 on Thu 20.04.2017, 12:39, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby hatters » Sat 09.06.2012, 21:58

Good job. They look ace on the car !
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby texas2201 » Sun 10.06.2012, 05:26

hatters wrote:Good job. They look ace on the car !


Ditto - you must have a steady hand :-) to cut a consistent line like that
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby DeanG » Sun 10.06.2012, 18:09

Thanks for the tip. Let us know how it stands up.
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby rip » Mon 11.06.2012, 11:10

That looks great. Must try it out on my daily.
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby Doug » Wed 13.06.2012, 00:38

Very Nice. Thanks for sharing :smt023
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby tweetdriver63 » Tue 26.06.2012, 00:40

Nice job. Can you explain "2 layers outside, 1 layer inside?"
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby HJ2 » Tue 26.06.2012, 08:20

Yes!:
The visual side of the wheel (or front, or outside as i call it) had 2 layers of paint.
Then the inside (or rear) looked still grey or metallic which doesn't look very good, so it should be black as well. I did this with only one layer of paint.
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby Nas » Thu 20.09.2012, 17:08

I've been hearing about this process on and off over the past year now, and after to admit I sort of just fobbed off the idea. But I really will not any longer, that jobs looks very good / high quality!


I think this will be something I'll have to venture into in the near future, just hope its a durable / lasting product for a reasonable length of time.
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby norman lovie » Sat 22.09.2012, 17:05

HJ2 wrote:Image
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thats the nicest picture of a M100 i,ve seen - you've just got it right from the angle you've taken the picture, i've not been able to get a photo to show what this car look's like in the flesh, but this one does it - nice one
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby HJ2 » Sat 22.09.2012, 19:03

Thanks very much man!
I like them as well, and it shows our tiny house in the old city of Delft very nice :-)
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby norman lovie » Sun 23.09.2012, 11:52

it's now my desk top back ground
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby HJ2 » Sun 23.09.2012, 11:57

That is just too much honour! :cheers:
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby HJ2 » Mon 01.10.2012, 10:28

This week the plastidipped wheels are going back on the car so i can keep you folkes posted aboud the long term experience with the stuff...
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby HJ2 » Wed 10.10.2012, 19:53

I just put them back, ready for winter now!
There were some minor scratches that I ' repaired' with a local respray. No masking involved, very easy to do.

To be continued...
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby Steve A » Wed 10.10.2012, 23:02

:goodposting: :smt023
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby *LUCA* » Mon 15.10.2012, 07:29

:agree: :agree: :agree: :agree:
WoW...what a great job, my compliments Henk-Jan!
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby mtp » Mon 15.10.2012, 14:37

Looks nice seen that paint used on gun stocks .
1 question the part where you cut and peeled off. have you had to seal that lip
or is it sealed tight (dried) so it wont lift
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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby HJ2 » Mon 22.09.2014, 09:48

I dipped my winter-set, but in summer i really missed my plastidipped wheels, so i painted my other set as well.
What do you think?

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Re: Plastidip your wheels

Postby Don.Hasi » Sat 25.10.2014, 09:43

Looks very cool 8) do you wash your car by hand or do you use also carwash-facilities ? Does the rubber of the car wash peel the dip off?
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