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Plasti Dip issues

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by BigBlue05, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. WY-Dave

    WY-Dave Senior Member Military

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    I tried just taking the clad off with an industrial heat gun and it was nothing like the youtubers. The "glue" stayed on and it look like heavy sanding or sandblasting was the only way. I can buy a new set of rims cheaper than getting them sandblasted and powdercoated here.

    Might try take the stem out and stick one in the oven and see it it helps with softening whats on there.
     
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    Good lesson in just spend the extra money to get what you want in the first place.Saves yourself a ton of time , elbow grease, money for strippers (the chemical kind not the good kind) and gas for the pressure washer.
     
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    I have had two sets of alloy rims sandblasted and epoxy primered in black and they hold up very well.
    Mike
     
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    If you are going to get them repainted anyway , have the paint shop bead blast or soda blast them. That way the surface will be abraded for the paint or epoxy coating.
     
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    considering i paid 150 for all four rims im good on that lesson. yeah of course i could go out and spend a grand on something i could just bolt right on but i didnt want to spend the money. i like the learning curve of trying new things. im thinking now ill probably go all though way and do it myself 100 percent. Never done work on a rim before why not start here.
     
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    I thought about going the plastidip route, What about powder coating??
     
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    I am kind of late to the party here but next time you run into Plasti dip, check out "Dipyourcar.com", they sell all things to "dip" your car and parts, they also sell a remover called "Dip Dissolver" designed especially for plasti dip removal. Hope this helps in the future for anybody else with this problem.
     
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    If you have the time and just.want experience then by all means. This is why I say I'd buy them pre stripped. Link will go away once sold, but local to me and probably get a few hundred back selling the tires https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/wto/d/langley-township-southwest-20-oem-ram/7020777536.html
     
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    If it is Plastidip Acetone will dissolve it rite off
     
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    I wish RAM would sell the chrome clad covers alone without needing to buy a whole new rim. The covers hold up well if you take care of them but shit happens and it would be nice if you could change them out if needed. But try to remove one-well forget about it!!
     

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