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liam-20
hey guys had a busy morning plasti dipped few bits on my car love how the wheels look few pictures below all comments welcome [img]http://www.fordrst.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/default/D.gif[/img]

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bonnet lip
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and rear lip
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Brigante
Liking the wheels mate they look quality ;) how much that cost you?
liam-20
i did 7 coats on the front 2 coats on the back 4 coats on the front and back lips on the car and used 3 cans at £13 a tin so £39 not bad even if it only last few months it will only take a morning to redo um.
Lloyday
That looks gorgeous any chancw you can write up a quick guide for a beginner?
liam-20
its really easy mate i have never used spray can in my life this stuff does most of the work just start by using playing cards or similer like this
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then start by going round the outside of the rim then work you way over the spokes you wanna get like 50%-60% covereage on the first coat then on the second and thrid you wanna cover the bits you missed on the first i did 7 coats i would just say by a tin and have a play it completly comes off so no worries about ruining your alloys.
Stoney871
Very striking indeed, which product did you use?
Preee
Very nice , and a tidy job , and a great bargain i was thinking 300 when i read the post title.
liam-20
Plasti dip matte black thanx you should do your wheels on ya new car the samw will look good against the white.
Preee
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Plasti dip matte black thanx you should do your wheels on ya new car the samw will look good against the white.
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Good idea , i might just do that , i'm rubbish at spraying , but worth a try as you can't damage anything with the plasti dip
liam-20
Them wheels are the first thing I ever sprayed preee it's really easy mate
Lloyday
How easy does it come off? Is it worth just painting them, I don't want to do it then first wash its all gone :/
liam-20
Not to sure how long it will last but I've seen YouTube videos of them being jet washed and they seem fine
artscot79
having used the stuff it depends on high wear areas it needs touched up a lot youtube never tells the whole truth its a good product but the u.s doesnt have the crap on the roads we have its great to use during the winter to protect the alloys i use it for protection under the wheel arches it lasts a good while
Gary Minty Jupe
Liam hows the plasti dip lasting ?
Paddy H
Oh my, is it possible to fall madly in love with a car? Looks fantastic you know. Really nice.
Id love to do this myself but i don't think id be at all good, did you just spray over the chrome bonnet strip too, no sanding down?
liam-20
hey patrick thanx yer i just cleaned the chrome strip and then just sparyed the plasti dip straight on. its really easy the stuff ive done is the first time ive ever sparyed anything.
salsheikh
Liam, mate you have done a stirling job. I particularly like your card trick, I bet even Dynamo hadnt thought of that!
Gary Minty Jupe
Liam how is the plasti dip holding out ?
Scoobimax
Impressed - I might have a go at that. I reckon it would contrast well against the chequered rear quarters on mine.

I once had the wheels on one of my scoobies painted anthracite - silver car with smoked rear lens clusters, side repeaters and driving lamp covers which looked great - good way of hiding the brake dust ;-)
Oxide
Looks great, it would be great if it was a bit more permanent though. You'll have to keep us updated on how long it holds out.
liam-20
hey guys thanx for comments so its been 3 weeks now done couple hundred miles been down motorway in the rain so bit of punishment plus heat from the brakes and they look no different to when i sparyed them i have washed them but with a damp cloth and only light rubbing but all seems well so far couple pictures below

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Brigante
Looks good mate considering it's 3weeks on, seems to be holding up well so far.

Got me wanting to do it to my wheels now but there's probably no point as my ghia rims are crap anyway lol so still won't improve em much :unsure:

Can't wait to get ST rims myself.
artscot79
ive had it last under the arches for up to a year as long as u do a few good coats it holds up 2 isnt enough its a great noise dampener under the arches ill be redoing my arches before the winter sets in costs around 20quid to do all 4 with 4 coats


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