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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well this is my first failure.

I tried to plastidip my rims and I wasn't expecting the stream to be so strong. My rims look horrible now, the finish looks like it has lots of tiny bubbles in it, and that's not from overspray. I probably won't use plastidip again just because of a bad first experience.

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well you already know ur mistake, and it peels right off, its not like ur rims ruined.. and plasti dip isn't very expensive.. so why not peel it off and try again. just hold the can farther away and go with lighter coats this time.
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That's true, and I don't think the temperature being 103 with 60% humidity helped.

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yea that's some extreme conditions to be plasti dipping lol
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This is one of my wheels, I don't think that you can see that it has a heavy texture. Is that normal?
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All plasti-dip I've seen in person looked terrible. But I've seen pics of some good work, nice smooth and even. So I guess its all in how you do it
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This is my buddy's 2001 Acura Cl type-s. he plasti dipped his wheels and emblems. I think it looks greatClick image for larger version

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My car might be in more trouble than I thought, I bought the Plasti dip from Autozone and it turns out that it was Rustoleum leak seal. The guy that sold it to me said that it was Plasti dip with a different name because of marketing issues or some nonsense and I believed him. Well this stuff does not peel off of my rims, it's a hard and rough rubber coating. Any of you guys know how to remove this?
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ooh.. that's shitty. id go bitch they guy out at autozone cuz they deffinatly sell the real plasti dip still...
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That Sucks!!

I'd try Aircraft remover.

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I got the real Plasti dip by special order to my local hardware store, I just need to find out how to get this stuff off of my rims. And the guy apologized and gave me store credit at AutoZone

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My car might be in more trouble than I thought, I bought the Plasti dip from Autozone and it turns out that it was Rustoleum leak seal. The guy that sold it to me said that it was Plasti dip with a different name because of marketing issues or some nonsense and I believed him. Well this stuff does not peel off of my rims, it's a hard and rough rubber coating. Any of you guys know how to remove this?
Holy shit dude.. U have a lawsuit on ur hands! U should get a brand new set of tires and rims paid for by autozone!
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I'm not looking for a lawsuit, I had only done my front 2 rims when I noticed the finish, and they only had 2 coats each. I just want a way to remove it without damaging my rims.

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Menards and some other hardware stores sell brand plasti-dip.
you can try aircraft coating remover (available at Napa) and a plastic spatula of some sort to scrape it off. Other stripping agents may work as well.
You might have to get them stripped by a pro, but hopefully not.
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paint thinner or carborator cleaner
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