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Old 12-26-2011, 01:59 AM
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Lopez, you can pick up cans at stores such as Lowes or Home Depot for anywhere from $5-10 usually.

Extremely easy to apply. Just take the rims off, clean them really well using your favorite cleaner and a rag or sponge, tape off the backs and the sides around the rubber of the tire, then do a few coats. No sanding necessary. When done, just peel away the tape and that's it!
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Love the pics, OP.
I usually don't like a different colored spoiler on a car, but yours pulls it off nice.
Tint the fog lights and a chin spoiler and it will look even better, IMO.
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Originally Posted by HxCGuitars View Post
Lopez, you can pick up cans at stores such as Lowes or Home Depot for anywhere from $5-10 usually.

Extremely easy to apply. Just take the rims off, clean them really well using your favorite cleaner and a rag or sponge, tape off the backs and the sides around the rubber of the tire, then do a few coats. No sanding necessary. When done, just peel away the tape and that's it!
Aiight, sounds too easy, thanks
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by a_lopez1975 View Post
Aiight, sounds too easy, thanks
If the local stores don't have it, I am sure you could order some off of amazon and have it shipped to you.
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by aaquib1992 View Post
If the local stores don't have it, I am sure you could order some off of amazon and have it shipped to you.
Frosty! Yeah everyones plasti-dipped wheels here looks great and OP has the same rims I got so I have a very good idea how mines will look when I do it
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Originally Posted by a_lopez1975 View Post
Frosty! Yeah everyones plasti-dipped wheels here looks great and OP has the same rims I got so I have a very good idea how mines will look when I do it
Yeah your stripes will really bring the color scheme together, it'll look sweet dude, I can't wait to see it! Post pics for us lol.

One thing I saw on another plasti-dip thread was the guy used index cards or playing cards tucked right into the crevice between the tire and the rim, so most of the overspray would get caught by that.

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Old 12-26-2011, 03:33 PM
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Plasti-dip really is too easy - almost magical how it went on and smoothed out my ham-handed spray painting skills. And it just comes right off the places you don't want it on. Save yourself the time and don't bother even taping off the tire - seriously, when you go to take off the overspray from the rubber it will just peel right off leaving your rims looking great. Again - check out some youtube clips of people doing it - it works just like that.

I didn't pop out my center caps either - just cut out a little piece of tape to put over the ford emblem - worked well and looks pro to have the blue ford oval nice and tight in the middle of all that black.
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OP, also meant to say everything looks really good! You did an awesome job! I'm considering doing mine but I'm not sure how they'd look.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:47 PM
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Thanks HXC. Nice thing about the plastidip is if it doesn't look good only takes about 10 min of peeling it off and you're back to where you were.
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@OP and others. For those who have plasti-dip on your rims, do you have to re-spray often. In other words, does it "chip" off easily during the duration of it's use or while driving????
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