Plasti Dip adventure

Discussion in 'Mid-Ohio Motoring' started by Bradleys_Cooper, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. mergemini

    mergemini New Member

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    Real nice! And now I have my sons BRG R50 with a similar theme. White mirror caps, checkered roof, white wheels. Looking at what I'll do to continue the theme.
     
  2. KittyMini

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    That looks beautiful!
    Complete opposite of mine. It works great! :Thumbsup:
     
  3. Crashton

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    Very nice look! I've been thinking of painting my wheels white. Seeing how good they look on your MINI I may just get around to it.
     
  4. rigidjunkie

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    So are the wheels white plastidip or regular wheel paint? I have been thinking about doing mine to match my roof but I hadn't seen any white plasti diped wheels in person.
     
  5. Bradleys_Cooper

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    These are Plasti Dip. Wanted to see how they looked before I thought about doing a more permanent solution. Hopefully I'll be able to make it out to donuts or John & Anson's place on Saturday the 20th.
     
  6. B.A.D.

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  7. eMINIparts

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    They are like evil twins......
     
  8. JMC40

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    Looking good! I don't envy you keeping those white wheels clean... :D
     
  9. Nathan

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    You just peel off the "paint" and re do them!
     
  10. Crashton

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    That is my fear. :eek6:
     
  11. mergemini

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    I have LOTS of plastidip on my car, but I chose to actually paint my wheels.
     
  12. Bradleys_Cooper

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    I may go the powder coat route once I decide I want them to be the more permanent color/finish. And when I can pay for it.
     
  13. Bradleys_Cooper

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    Yeah, I'm not looking forward to that part.
     
  14. wmwny

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    I have had white OEM 5-star 16" wheels on my Gen One MC since I bought it in '04. I have NEVER had a problem keeping the wheels clean, although I did change the pads from OEM to EBC Green Stuffs. I also use wheel cleaning pads, an old towel and detailer. I've had a lot of people come and ask how I keep them clean and it's really NOT rocket science at all.
     
  15. Way Motor Works

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    FYI we just posted a thread in the MOTD section to see if any of you Plasti Dip guys wanted to get together and help each other out.
     
  16. rigidjunkie

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    I have found that clean wheels are easy, IF you keep a good coat of wax on them. The problem is the heat from the brakes usually significantly shortens the life of a coat of wax. Once the dirt and dust start building up it is a losing battle.
     
  17. Crashton

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    Can you even wax plastidip?
     
  18. Nathan

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    I would think the Wax On - Wax Off would rub the stuff off.
     
  19. ScottinBend

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    I use some 303 Protectant on my Plasti-dipped stuff. Works great.
     
  20. Scotty

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    I just used Plasti last weekend for the first time. '12 R56S, chili red with a black top. I didn't mind the chrome on the car, but thought the aluminum rims matched....nothing, and clashed with the chrome. After watching a few you tube videos I did the rims and it looks fantastic. It's an identical match to the trim around the bottom of the car. I. Going to the dragon and will be interested to see if it holds up well to heat, road debris, and rain,
     

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