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So every day I think about joining the "Plasti-Dip" bandwagon. But I'm not sure if I will like the black wheels so I keep putting it off. I havent seen any feed back on how easy the stuff peels/wears off. Anyone out there applied this stuff and tried taking it off??? Is it a pain??? is there any chance it will screw up the wheel? Or is it pretty forgiving? Any feed back would be great asap.... I would like to possibly get this done before our first snow fall here in STL!

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There is TON of video on youtube.
 

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It's the best stuff in the world man. I peeled off a whole wheel just to see how easy it was. Took 5 min. The black comes out way darker than you think, and the finish is amazing. You can't screw this up. Just make sure you do 3 to 4 coats. These are what mine turned out like.
 

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It's the best stuff in the world man. I peeled off a whole wheel just to see how easy it was. Took 5 min. The black comes out way darker than you think, and the finish is amazing. You can't screw this up. Just make sure you do 3 to 4 coats. These are what mine turned out like.
Thanks Man of the in-site... Looks like i got my work cut out for me this weekend. Will post picks when completed...
 

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So what are you guyz doing for the lug nuts? Do you shoot over those with the Plasti-Dip also... Or do you just buy black Lug Nuts? If so where can you get them from? Same question for tire pressure sensors... Do you tape them off or is it ok to Plasti-Dip those as well? Please let me know asap as I am planing on doing this over the weekend.

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Some Pics after "Plasti-Dipping" wheels. Turned out pretty good. Thanks guys for all the in-site on the Plasti Dip process!!!
 

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Looks pretty good man! Might have to try this myself.
 

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did mine a few weeks ago, noticed one scuff but i think i will just touch it up when its dry enough one day.

I did it more as a temp feeler before spending the coin on a rep set of semi gloss.

The plasti version will come out very matte, unless you do a final layer of clear !
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has anyone removed the dip after say 6+ months ?? I head many reviews after feeling it off after a few hours but
 

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comes off just as easy. I had to do one over after the wife curb rashed the crap out of the rear. I really love this stuff.
 

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did mine a few weeks ago, noticed one scuff but i think i will just touch it up when its dry enough one day.

I did it more as a temp feeler before spending the coin on a rep set of semi gloss.

The plasti version will come out very matte, unless you do a final layer of clear !
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has anyone removed the dip after say 6+ months ?? I head many reviews after feeling it off after a few hours but
Do not try to touch up plastidip!!! It will almost melt and peel off I you spray new paint on the cured paint! I had this happen to me when I tried to touch it up. If the paint isn't up to your standards you need to peel it all off and spray it again.
 

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Looks pretty good man! Might have to try this myself.
Thanks! I would give it a go... I wish I would have done it sooner on mine! It makes the Beast look totally different... I love it! Its the best way to change color of wheel with out paying to much.
 

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I've touched mine up a few times and never had any problems. just make sure you put a nice thick coat on. the lighter the coat, the harder it is to peel off because its too thin. Also, I've heard its best not to leave it on for a super long time (like many months or years). It'll just get stuck and hard to remove. I removed mine a few weeks ago, came off fairly simple.

As for the lug nuts, i removed the tires so the lugs remained chrome..
 

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I've had it on my G8 for about 6-8 months. Aside from a little bit of contact where the wheel and rim meet, it's been flawless. I've gone through touch-less washes with the jets pointed right at them from 10" away, and it still comes out fine. It does however look horrible in the winter, what with the salt dropping and salt dust. But it is what it is. I used it to see if I'd like black wheels.

I also shot my brake calipers (hey, they were there and no internal parts got sprayed). They are still in the same condition as the day I did them.

I started using tire foam and spraying the wheels. It leaves more of a sheen to them. The flat is cool, but a tiny bit of shine looks better imo. I either spray it and let it sit over night, or spray and wipe off excess with a dirty microfiber. Obviously leaving it on causes the wheels to be more 'shiny'. Watch out for excess fling!
 
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