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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

A bunch of guys on ORTB plastidipped their rims. It works. There are threads on it over there if you feel like looking.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

Anyone try plasti dipping their rims?

 

With how scuffed up my aluminum rims are, I would be interested to change them out to black.

 

as dave said , yes people plastidip them all the time


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

Anyone try plasti dipping their rims?

 

With how scuffed up my aluminum rims are, I would be interested to change them out to black.

 

as dave said , yes people plastidip them all the time

 

 

Haha, totally missed Dave's post!



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

Any thoughts or feedback on your new paint thus far DONO? Hows everything holding up? Much fading?


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:03 PM

Hey adam , thanks for Bumping this , 

 

To the Question , MY PAINT IS COMPLETELY  FALLIN OFF….

Just kidding .  but seriously its holding up GREAT! I still can't believe how cheap this Mod was and how well its held up . I wash it regularly with Pressure washers and even took it down a trail the other day . 

 

Only area that has a issue is the tailgate where I was lifting a heavy piece of furniture and it slid down the tailgate. It did cut into the dip but its not to noticeable . I did that maybe 2 weeks ago. and the tear has not peeled anymore or gotten bigger.

 

Comparing pictures from when I first painted it and now I don't really notice a Fade. though this stuff kinda changes "shade" with Different weather conditions and times of the day obviously . 

 

Another thing that really makes me happy is I don't need the use of soap to wash it clean…. Just good old water takes everything off so far with ease.  Mud, Salt , and road grime .  It hides water marks very well . 

 

It does a WONDERFUL job at hiding dirt. The only thing I can see it not doing very well with is Pollen as I think it will be a Pollen Magnet . Time will tell

 

I would do it again in a heart beat


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

the look is to kill for 

 

my M416 trailer is coated inside & out with herculiner & I have the same problem with pollen each year

 

amazing at how tough that stuff bonds, I wonder to what degree that your rig had some slight scratches actually helps the adhesion process as opposed to a smooth finish being done over


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:23 PM

the look is to kill for 

 

my M416 trailer is coated inside & out with herculiner & I have the same problem with pollen each year

 

amazing at how tough that stuff bonds, I wonder to what degree that your rig had some slight scratches actually helps the adhesion process as opposed to a smooth finish being done over

 

Slight scratches lol , I had some pretty decent sized scratches in her. Your probably right though it did help

 

Also speaking of scratches it actually hides most of them.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

the look is to kill for 

 

my M416 trailer is coated inside & out with herculiner & I have the same problem with pollen each year

 

amazing at how tough that stuff bonds, I wonder to what degree that your rig had some slight scratches actually helps the adhesion process as opposed to a smooth finish being done over

 

Slight scratches lol , I had some pretty decent sized scratches in her. Your probably right though it did help

 

Also speaking of scratches it actually hides most of them.

Ok I didnt know that some were deep

 

mine too has some pin stripping going on, its hard not too...


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

the look is to kill for 

 

my M416 trailer is coated inside & out with herculiner & I have the same problem with pollen each year

 

amazing at how tough that stuff bonds, I wonder to what degree that your rig had some slight scratches actually helps the adhesion process as opposed to a smooth finish being done over

 

If that's the case, this stuff will stick quite well to my clear coated rims!  I really need to do this as they are starting to look really bad.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

i didnt do the whole rig but i just got done doing the rockers on my 4runner

 

 

when i pulled the tape up there were spots where the plasti-dip wanted to stick to the tape and not the body


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

i didnt do the whole rig but i just got done doing the rockers on my 4runner

 

 

 

when i pulled the tape up there were spots where the plasti-dip wanted to stick to the tape and not the body

I should have mentioned that,  I ran into this issue as well . I took a razor blade and cut next to the tape to prevent this looks good man


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:44 AM

That looks awesome. With Something like this the tape has to be removed right away. Its a good idea to mask everything but lets say 1/4" to 3/8 or so beleow the actual line you want, then do one tape strip from one end to the other that can be removed immediately, then unmask the rest later. There are tapes used for spray on boxliners that have a cutting wire in them for making a sharper edge when you peel the tape
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

I love how that plasti dip looks one trucks, i keep kicking around the idea of doing that bottom portion of my truck on the sides with it but im worried about the heat and it getting tacky.  I think im going to take a piece of steel, prep it really well and clean it, spray it and attack it up on the rack for a probably the whole summer to see how it holds up to the heat and sun.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:03 PM

I wonder how well it would do on the top of my rock sliders??  No matter what I put on the bottom, I know it will be shredded through....but I do need a better paint for the top b/c my shoes are scrapping off whatever I spray on there.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

one of my buddys had smooth bedliner applied to the bottom of his rock sliders and textured applied to the top of his sliders.

 

and incase someone didnt see it in my build, plasti-dip doesnt like a 220 degree pressure washer lol


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