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Plastidip

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Hamish
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Re: Plastidip

Postby Hamish » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:36 am

Looks nice.... I too like plastidip. I did the cowl and the soft top catches with it. Very forgiving and very durable.

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I am also going to do the black window strips after I have cleaned them down: will be ideal to tidy these bits up...
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Re: Plastidip

Postby BenF » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:59 pm

Watching with interest! It's a matte soft-touch finish, right? Please update on how durable it is if you can :)
It is rubber over metal, and is a very thin rubber coat, it only turns matte over the years as it dries out and starts to break down, but they are a dear item to replace.
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Re: Plastidip

Postby rooflessdriver » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:11 pm

I tried plastidip out a few months ago on my OZ wheels.
Trying to decide what colour to get them refurbed and thought this would be a cheap why to see different styles.

Only colour available was green, so as I have a dark green hood, thought it might work.

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Umm, NO!

Fortunately I didn't do too many coats so it started to lift off easily, ( on the M25 going to a meet!)
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Re: Plastidip

Postby steffydog » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:12 pm

You need about 5 coats for it to peel nicely and get a good coverage iirc.

Green looks nice.
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Re: Plastidip

Postby rooflessdriver » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:12 pm

Problem was I have red calipers and someone said it looked like a Christmas tree!
I did 3 coats on each and was reasonable thickness but I think your right with 5.
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Re: Plastidip

Postby al_p » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:00 am

those wheels gun metal grey or flourescent orange :P
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Re: Plastidip

Postby steffydog » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:00 am

Ah, caliper clash, didnt see that on the phone.

In the US they have an Anthracite colour, it's not here yet, I think I'll spray mine with that when it arrives, might use 1 can per wheel, inside and out.
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