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Offline jellynuts

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Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:52:13 PM »
Come on you apes, you want your wheels to live forever? 

I need not explain what plasti-dip is, or why you should apply it on your wheels, your car, or whatever else you fancy like, maybe you ran out of condoms or something and need to MacGyver a contraceptive solution and all you have is a can of 5 year old plasti-dip, because you bought some when the hype was strong but never ended up using it because you realized it was a dumb idea. 

Anyway, if you're still not convinced, I'll let the pictures do the talking.  I picked up some STI BBS' that were courteously plasti-dipped by the previous owner in everyone's favourite colour: Walter White. 

They were a little dirty, so I went to the wand wash, pre-soaked, scrubbed and washed.  Results blew my mind.

Here's a wheel that hasn't been washed:

P_20190517_163736_vHDR_Auto
by jean valjean, on Flickr

This wheel has been washed:

P_20190517_163749_vHDR_Auto
by jean valjean, on Flickr

Not washed:

P_20190517_163741_vHDR_Auto
by jean valjean, on Flickr

Washed:

P_20190517_163753_vHDR_Auto
by jean valjean, on Flickr

Take note, the previous owner also plasti-dipped the weight, so the wheels get a bonus 11/10 rating from me. 

Any questions?
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Re: Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 01:16:23 AM »
Looks good!
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Re: Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 08:51:36 AM »
The real question is what does it look like under the dip? Looks like the wheels were in complete neglect and the dip probably saved them from corrosion.

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Re: Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 01:00:44 AM »
Looks good!

lol

The real question is what does it look like under the dip? Looks like the wheels were in complete neglect and the dip probably saved them from corrosion.

That is the question.  Were they neglected?  Yes.  PO said they were stored at an acreage.  So...  Stored in a shed?  Left outside?  They're hella dirty.  Did the dip preserve them?  I might never know because this crap is being a real PITA to take off.  I'll try a few more things but if these next attempts don't work, I'm just going to chemically strip or sandblast the whole thing. 
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Re: Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 10:30:12 AM »
Are you putting paddle tires on those?
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Re: Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 10:14:46 PM »
I wish I had something that could accommodate paddle tires. 

So, the dip would not peel off.  I tried a few products, but the only thing that worked reasonably well was brake cleaner.  It did reveal that the spokes are fairly pitted and the rims are curbed, but you could see the curb damage already. 

But no corrosion, so point to Mason! 
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Re: Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 10:48:11 AM »
Try this for removing the plasti-dip:

1. spray pooling amount of brake cleaner on one spot
2. let brake cleaner sit for 20-30 seconds
3. rub off with dry microfiber cloth, or microfibre with brake clean on it

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Re: Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 10:54:29 AM »
Look clean enough for a ceramic coating tbh. Might as well install that since everything is so accessible.
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Re: Why You Should PLASTI-DIP
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2019, 10:55:31 AM »
On a honest side note you typically use a glue and tar tomorrow for plasti-dip.
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