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Old 07-20-2013, 03:44 PM
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I just wanted to offer up an alternative experience with plastidip because it seems everyone loves it and it always works great but in my case, it didn't last as I'd expected.

Anyway, I removed all four wheels and spent a day coating them in plastidip followed by a bit of glossifier to give them that satin finish. End result? Great! Finish was smooth and they looked exactly how I'd hoped. Mounted them up and stood back: loved it.



The black matched the burnt orange of copperhead perfectly. Definitely would be hitting other chrome accents (exhaust finish brackets, Dodge lettering on taillight) shortly. After about a week, a rip appeared on one wheel. Grabbed some paint thinner and rubbed the rip out and resprayed. A quick repair took about three layers and it was a bit off from the original spray (more matte) but not noticeable unless you're anal like me. No biggie.

Same thing next week. Wash, rinse, repeat. After a month, a couple bubbles had formed so I needed to rub those out with a bit of thinner as well. Welp, I was pretty sick of respraying the wheels at this point and the thinner wasn't doing the trick so I just peeled the rest off. Cleaned the wheels up and right back to where I started.

If nothing else, I'd say take from my experiences the following: have a plan for how best to repair rips and be prepared when they occur. I'm not saying the product was junk at all, just that it didn't have the reliability I was looking for. It became more hassle than it was worth for me personally. YMMV.
   
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:43 AM
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I don't like the plasti dip either; it's peeling on the hood I done only after a week.
   
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:28 AM
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I have yet to try plastidip on my tires (because they are black) but it held up on my grille and emblems forever
   
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:22 PM
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Hmm I wonder if applying the thinner, it might have affected the way the plastic dip bonded to the chrome cladded wheel.
   
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:00 PM
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don't know anytthing about the product but it may need surface sanding ... or it may not be heat resistant .... common paint mistakes
   
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:03 PM
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hi, I had plsti Dip my chrome clads, on my 11 Challenger and they look great like you say after a few weeks or so i had a small rip on the edge too, it was pain to fix it, you cant really fix a rip and make it like it never happen you have to take it off and respray it, thats if your ocd like me haha, but its been there for a month i'll say now, and just got a small area on the lug nuts lifted but thats all nothing major, it was went thru washes and its fine, its a daily driver too, i put some pics in a little bit.. its a great product but be prepare to do some fixing unless its just a garage kept and a carshow vehicle.. got vid on it too on my youtube page..cuz i left some chrome showing so its more harder and it takes more time also got to mask the chrome out..
   
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:32 PM
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I never had any problems when I had my old wheels plastidipped, had them for over a year, car washes and all!
   
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:24 PM
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Its all about the prep work! You need to scuff the heck out of your chrome clads to get them to stick right. But then there is no going back to the chrome so kinda defeats the purpose of doing the plasti dip and being able to take it off if you do not like it. I did my lower front chin spoiler in red plasti dip cause I was tired of painting it every 2 months from all the road rash I get on it especially after I lowered it 2 inches.

Needless to say this stuff is GREAT for that and has been on there for over 6 months now and not even one chip or scratch! So just depends on what you use it for as to whether plasti dip is a good idea!
   
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