Plasti Dip!

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by chalituna, May 23, 2014.

  1. chalituna

    chalituna Member

    So, I thought I was gonna buy some new wheels with the money I had, but the wheels I want was backordered 30+ days and did't wanna wait. I ended up spending it on nice Bilstein's and decided to Plasti-Dip the stock wheels until wheels become available.

    The process was pretty simple.. take out the wheels, clean it really well, then go through about 4~6 coats beginning with light dust coat for the first coat.

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    Then followed by several thick coats...

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    Then the finish!
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    I really like the way it came out. This will hold me until I have funds for the new wheels.
     
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  3. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Looks awesome, I really like the look of our stock rims, and in black they look great.

    Obviously with dip I can change at any time, but I keep going back and forth between white or black dip for mine.

    I had been leaning towards white, and a couple white racing stripes to go along with that, but after seeing yours I may just do black and leave my paint alone.
     
  4. limbo

    limbo Active Member

    They look good. I need to do this with my stock wheels, brake dust is a PITA.
     
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  5. Fiat slayer

    Fiat slayer Member

    I'm thinking about doing this, did you coat the inside of the wheel as well?
     
  6. chalituna

    chalituna Member

    nah, the backside will get dirty within 5 minutes of driving.
     
  7. crzyworm623

    crzyworm623 Member

    I did the inside, I think it's a must to have a complete look, otherwise you'll see silver.

    Plus it hides all the brake dust and keeps the rim protected

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  8. Kevin R

    Kevin R Member

    How does the plasti-dip stand up to pressure washing?
     
  9. chalituna

    chalituna Member

    I remember watching a youtube video that was posted by dipyourcar.com and it stands up to pressure washes pretty good.
     
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  10. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Yup. As long as you apply it properly, evenly with lots of coats, you wont have any issues with pressure washing at all. Dip can easily last for years.
     
  11. mossdahaus

    mossdahaus Member

    Is this with the glossifier as well or just regular black?
     
  12. chalituna

    chalituna Member

    Just the matte black. I was thinking of combining is metalizer but decided not to.
     
  13. Fiat slayer

    Fiat slayer Member

    I'm liking the pure purple color for plastidip
     
  14. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    everyone is always doing the black plastidip. Y'all need to change it up! Throw some of that bright blue or fluorescent orange on there!
    I myself went with white on my rims. I actually almost put blue and orange on my rims just for shits and giggles, but then I just stuck with the white.
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  15. chalituna

    chalituna Member

    looks great! I felt like darker colored wheels suit better on PB so that's the route I took
     
  16. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    How often are you cleaning these to keep them looking like that? That's my only fear with going white.

    Also have you tried anything like Never-Wet or Armor-All Rim Protectant? I have the Armor-All on my stock silver and it seems to work well, but have never tried it on Dip.
     
  17. ghostwhite

    ghostwhite Active Member

    I peeled my white plastidip off after about 2 weeks. Turned grey from beak dust and cleaning just makes it greyer


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  18. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    To answer iLiptiKal: I have cleaned them...never. The car has been in my possession for...3 days. day 1: rims were plastidipped. Day 2: Sound activated equalizer was added to the rear window. Day 3: I'll figure it out when I get home.

    But I did notice that the brake dust is immense compared to my other vehicles I have driven. I guess this is what I get for wanting the performance. My Ferro Carbon pads I put in my Fiesta SES were way worse, but I can survive with these...but I don't think the plastidip can.

    And seeing as I have not cleaned them yet, I guess I am gonna find out if the will indeed turn grey. If they do, then off it goes. I will then look for some new rims because I can't stand staying stock on anything. Even if these rims look that good.
     
  19. ghostwhite

    ghostwhite Active Member

    I was thinking once ceramic brake pads are available for our car that would cut down the brake dust significantly, then I'll go back to white rims


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  20. chalituna

    chalituna Member

    I believe EBC Redstuff is already available for our cars
     
  21. ghostwhite

    ghostwhite Active Member

    Your right thanks! And there are a few ceramic options on tirerack too


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