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Old 04-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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How to plasti dip these rims

Well the chrome or whatever is on these rims is flaking and peeling off. Instead of spending hundreds or a grand on powder coating them I want to plasti dip them.

The question is should I just spray right over the flaking and will it now show that it's flaked off or should I just completely take of the chrome with sand paper? Thoughts and suggestions?

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it'd probably be easiest to strip the remaining chrome. then plastidip/paint. that way, your plastidip wouldn't be textured (or as textured).
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Would it be noticeable on the other rims if I strip jut this one? Two of them look fine one has a little bit of stripping barley noticeable and this one is really bad.
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Maybe use scotchbright instead of sandpaper to remove any loose flakes . It won't scratch the wheels up , Plasti dip doesn't have a problem attaching to chrome
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Does it need to be a certain temperature to use plasti-dip? Or can it be used at let's say, -10 C/ -50 F.
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Yeah I figured it'll stick to the chrome just worried about how it would look because of it flaking. Might just have to do a crap loa of coats.

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Does it need to be a certain temperature to use plasti-dip? Or can it be used at let's say, -10 C/ -50 F.
As long as it isn't too cold outside your fine. If its too cold almost any kind of paint won't stick correctly. Plasti dip is like rubber/plastic in a can really.
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Yeah I figured it'll stick to the chrome just worried about how it would look because of it flaking. Might just have to do a crap loa of coats.

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As long as it isn't too cold outside your fine. If its too cold almost any kind of paint won't stick correctly. Plasti dip is like rubber/plastic in a can really.
Right, that's what I was thinking, I'm planning on doing mine with plasti-dip this Saturday but its supposed to get to -7 C but I'd be doing it in my garage.
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Strip it and start over because if you spray right over it, everything will show up.
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Right, that's what I was thinking, I'm planning on doing mine with plasti-dip this Saturday but its supposed to get to -7 C but I'd be doing it in my garage.
Yeah that will be a little cold for it unless you have a heater in your garage.

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Strip it and start over because if you spray right over it, everything will show up.
Yeah that's what I'm probably just gunna do. Cause I like the look of plasti dip and will keep it as a permanent solution so it won't matter if I strip it.
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Don't do it too hot either ! I'd say not in the sun above 80 I did this and the dip starts drying as soon as it leaves the can you will see that it will dry flakey looking and not a nice even solid coat
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Don't do it too hot either ! I'd say not in the sun above 80 I did this and the dip starts drying as soon as it leaves the can you will see that it will dry flakey looking and not a nice even solid coat
Oh wow haha, that's no good. Well it's looking like It will be +10 C tomorrow so ill be good!
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Probably about -5 in my garage, is that ok to use plati dip on my rims?
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Probably about -5 in my garage, is that ok to use plati dip on my rims?
Unless its at LEAST 50 degrees I would not even try. 65-70 in the sun is perfect
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Unless its at LEAST 50 degrees I would not even try. 65-70 in the sun is perfect
Crap, alright thanks. Guess ill wait till next weekend. Thanks man
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Crap, alright thanks. Guess ill wait till next weekend. Thanks man
You'll love the look tho! It'll be awesome!
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You'll love the look tho! It'll be awesome!
Yea i love the look of it! well I was planning on washing and waxin my car then doing a little detail. And then plasti-dip my rims all today. But it's -5 and snowing today... Grrr
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