I started doing my car the other week. Its very easy to work with
Well I have looked at Lowe's, Home Depot, two Ace's, O'riellys, Wal-mart, and Auto Zone and I only found black and 1 can of white.
Looks like I'm going to have to order some white on line. I just wanted to paint my wheel white with some spray cans. I don't think 1 can is enough.
Last edited by chads; 03-07-2012 at 05:23 PM.
I bet the white dosent show the splotchy affect as bad as black. And I think I might insist on the "glossifier" being used. Except on the mirrors. Flat brushed is the goal.
Last edited by warranty225cpe; 03-07-2012 at 05:25 PM.
Well I ended up buying 2 cans of white and have started spraying 2 of my wheels. Sprayed 1 full can + 1 coat. Seems to be OK so far. Couple splatters here and there, but this is just for fun so we will see how it turns out.
Will take closer pictures with a better camera if they turn out OK.
1/2 can + 1 coat
I really see nothing wrong with the idea of using Plasti dip on a car. Hearing people put it down (for anything other than the flat surface) is kinda stupid. For me it's going to come down to how good it looks when I'm done. I'll be hunting for cans this afternoon.
IMO, yes it does look tacky... for those that had no idea what they were doing or just decided to slap a few quick coats. But, just my opinion dudes.
Quality work costs $$$$. I just had my driver door done after an SOB did a hit and run: $1200.00 and my insurance company said that was "fair." Quality full respray will easily reach $4000-6000.
I'm sure Maaco or earl schieb or similar might do it for $2k...plus the bugs on the bumper are painted at no extra cost. ;-)
Just my 2 cents.
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Yeah general rule around my area is save up at least $5k. I've seen plenty of maaco paint jobs with over spreay drips and peeling clear coat.
Let them sit overnight. I sprayed 2 full cans on 2 wheels. I think the texture looks fine for my first time spraying wheels. I still need 2 coats or so to make it look perfect (only noticeable in a few places). I was being very cautious and spraying light coats because I didn't want to over spray any areas. Then I ran out of paint and couldn't get anymore because my wheels were still drying.
Lighting wasn't very good so picture quality isn't that good
White wheels not very good on TT. Peels right off though, came off in one piece.
Last edited by chads; 03-10-2012 at 01:52 PM.
IMO - seems like there is a Plastidip bandwagon going on right now. Like - it's the cool trendy thing to do. After a year this will disappear and then probably resurface in another few years. It's just how things go. People tend to think, "Oh I can do this for only this much?"
I think there are def. applications of Plastidip that would be worthwhile, but to do a whole car or just do it for giggles - is kind of silly IMO.
They hit up their wheels, emblems, interior, roof, hood, etc. So in reality it is the cheesy trend it just hasn't hit the TT world because we appreciate clean cars and the owners aren't in HS. Yours is already clean so don't ruin it with removable spray paint. but like you said; it is removable.
This is just my opinion. This is a forum not a circle jerk so of course there will always be people who disagree and agree. The beauty of the car world.
Last edited by M-Power M3; 03-10-2012 at 11:04 PM.
It doesn't come in a glossy paint? I know I cant find a match for my aviator grey, but I was going to do my roof black to hide a big scratch. How much is a can and how many would I need for my roof? Although that wont really matter if I can only get matte black
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