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Old 10-03-2014, 09:14 PM
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So about a year after plastidipping my wheels I decided it was time to reverse the procedure. The good news is there was absolutely no damage to the finish of the original rims. The better news is it was so easy! For anyone who hasn't seen the process, here is a brief video.




Ok, so it turned out to be a little more complicated than I planned, owing to the tiny crevices and all the splatter that got on the inside of the rim. But a little elbow grease never hurt anybody, right?




No, no, no. This is not the way I planned to spend my day...




Well, there ya go. Quick and easy, right? Sure seemed that way going on! Thought this might help give some "full disclosure" on this plastidipping craze
 
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Lol, thanks for sharing Muddy!

To be fair, in general the large areas do seem to peel away with little effort, it looks to be the tiny crevices that you had problems with?

A good way to get a new look and be able to change back to original for minimal cost / effort would you say......or not?
 
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:22 PM
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Lol, thanks for sharing Muddy!

To be fair, in general the large areas do seem to peel away with little effort, it looks to be the tiny crevices that you had problems with?

A good way to get a new look and be able to change back to original for minimal cost / effort would you say......or not?
Lol. Yes, you're entirely right. The post was a little tongue-in-cheek. Large areas peel off fine, and it didn't take me several days, just a few hours. I cleaned the inside of the rims with the bug-and-tar remover and it came right off, and I only used one roll of paper towels in the process. It's just not quite as easy as ripping off the large pieces when you look at the whole picture. The other videos on the internet don't show you that part!

For anyone who wants to try it, the thicker the layers, the easier it is to pull off in sheets. The inside of the rim got dusted with overspray, so this had to be removed with the bug and tar remover because it wasn't thick enough to pull off like that. But really, even that just rubbed right off with a paper towel and some scrubbing. The tar remover and a lug-nut brush got it out of the bolt holes.

For a year's worth of enjoyment of something completely different, and then to be able to return it to stock in a matter of hours with no major injuries to my person, all for about 6 bucks a can (I probably used 4 or 5 cans total over the year, including the touch-ups here and there) Plasti Dip can't be beat!
 

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Thanks for the filled out description, kinda reinforces my thinking on the subject I guess.

The videos were great too, and by a known / trusted member, not a salesman for the product
 
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Ive done some dipping recently then changes colors on some tripple trees on my bike. The most important thing to do is make sure the coat is thick. Crevices and hard to reach areas that get thinner coated do not peel off well.
 
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