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Old 04-30-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Trying to do something fancy with PlastiDip, help?

Hey guys, I am trying to paint my wheels with plastidip, but leave the edges and sides unpainted. I did it, and looks really good IMO, but only from a distance.



Up close, and the illusion fades.



The problem is when I try to peel the masking tape off. The plastidip wants to stay together, like it should. So it starts peeling off where you don't want it to. Like this:


(ignore the overspray, I could fix that)

I tried using an exactoknife, but even the lightest cut will scratch the wheel, and not work that well anyways. The whole point of using PlastiDip is to make it reversible, and scratches are not reversible.

Any ideas here? Or am I just trying to be too fancy with this?

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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From the guy over on YouTube he says to spray heavy and remove tape fast while wet

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:58 PM   #3
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From the guy over on YouTube he says to spray heavy and remove tape fast while wet
Hmm, might be worth a shot....I was under the assumption you need quite a few coats for it to come out well.
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Watch dipyourcar.com videos and you'll see one heavy coat around the edges will flatten out very well once the tape is removed.
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Watch dipyourcar.com videos and you'll see one heavy coat around the edges will flatten out very well once the tape is removed.
Thanks. The guys over on dipyourcar pointed me at this video here, should help with other people trying this out.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:50 PM   #6
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Hope it works out for ya
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:01 PM   #7
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There is a plasti dip thread with hundreds of postings that includes a lot of how to's. I would use a steady pulse to run an Exacto knife along the edge before removing.
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I haven't messed with plasti dip too much, can you use a plastic knife to cut through it? It might be sharp enough and still not scratch the rims.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:19 AM   #9
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I haven't messed with plasti dip too much, can you use a plastic knife to cut through it? It might be sharp enough and still not scratch the rims.
I got fed up trying to get it right and just dipped the whole wheel. I think I like it just as much.


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Looks great!
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:22 PM   #11
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Yeah man that came out awesome! I love them wow!

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