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Plastidip...the poor man's powder coat?

Well, I just bought my 2013 GC and joined this forum. I have never seen so much talk about Plastidip. I have always thought of powder coating as being the best finish for a wheel. Anything else would chip and peel very easily when the tires are changed, right? What are the benefits of using Plastidip? It just seems really chintzy to me.

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Plastidip...the poor man's powder coat?

Plastidip looks good and is very cheap.. If it peels just redo the wheel it will cost like 7 dollars.


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So, it's temporary? You can just peel it off if you don't like how it looks?

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Plastidip...the poor man's powder coat?

Yes it peels right off.


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Actually a really good thread too^^^

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WHOLE lot of info in it, helped me do my mirrors, which I actually didn't like once I saw them in person, but non the less indeed helpful!

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Well, I just bought my 2013 GC and joined this forum. I have never seen so much talk about Plastidip. I have always thought of powder coating as being the best finish for a wheel. Anything else would chip and peel very easily when the tires are changed, right? What are the benefits of using Plastidip? It just seems really chintzy to me.
Plasti-dip is "chintzy"... It is a new trend that I put on the level of flat black paint. People who can't afford to do things the proper way like powder coat or paint use it. I can see its uses as protectant on front bumpers during a drive to the track or a shoot, or if someone wants to see what black wheel would look like on their car without permanetly painting them. Other than that I think if you really like having "insert color" wheels you should have then done properly with powder coat. It only costs a couple hundred $$ and the look is so much better than plasti-dip.

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^couple hundred vs. 7$. I'd rather plasti-dip them than drop lots on wheels that will one day inevitably get curb rash. Just my point of view though. If i had any nice wheels on a non-daily they would be powdered though, but i usually pick the color I want my wheels to be then go by style

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Plastidip...the poor man's powder coat?

Plastidip looks like **** 80% of the time because people are just going at it with a rattle can and not giving a **** about proper techniques. Just because its cheaper and removable doesn't mean you shouldn't take proper steps to ensure a proper finish.

I suggest liking dipyourcar.com on Facebook and looking through their videos and pictures of fully dipped cars and the amazing finish that you can get for just a few hundred. My local plastidip sprayer is about $550 for a full dip, which is not only durable but reversible.

There's always gonna be the heavy hitters that can afford $50+ per wheel for powder coat on wheels that get curbed, 200+ per wheel for custom paint, and $14k for full paint jobs (cough cough jake and alex lol). I personally love all of the options that plastidip gives you, but hate when people try to rattle their whole car and it just looks so shitty. That's what gives it a bad name. It's not for everyone though. It's like the Civic of mods right now. Most look like **** and are an embarrassment, but there's some that make you sit back and say, "damn".

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The sad part is powder coating is relatively easy. I was/am doing a restoration on another car, the cost to powder coat what I needed at the time was about $300, or I could, and did, go out and get a small sandblasting cabinet, a powder coating kit for about the same price. I already had the air compressor, and got a free oven, now I powder coat anything and everything.

The oven can fit a wheel (probably up to 18"), but the sandblasting cabinet cannot, for the best finish I'd want to sandblast the item but I've tried just wire brushing something and it seems to stick okay, but don't want to risk on something I'd like to keep nice. I'd probably pick up a small portable media blaster if I wanted to do a wheel.

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Plastidip looks like **** 80% of the time because people are just going at it with a rattle can and not giving a **** about proper techniques. Just because its cheaper and removable doesn't mean you shouldn't take proper steps to ensure a proper finish.

I suggest liking dipyourcar.com on Facebook and looking through their videos and pictures of fully dipped cars and the amazing finish that you can get for just a few hundred. My local plastidip sprayer is about $550 for a full dip, which is not only durable but reversible.

There's always gonna be the heavy hitters that can afford $50+ per wheel for powder coat on wheels that get curbed, 200+ per wheel for custom paint, and $14k for full paint jobs (cough cough jake and alex lol). I personally love all of the options that plastidip gives you, but hate when people try to rattle their whole car and it just looks so shitty. That's what gives it a bad name. It's not for everyone though. It's like the Civic of mods right now. Most look like **** and are an embarrassment, but there's some that make you sit back and say, "damn".
If they had a high gloss version, it would probably look 10x better.

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Plastidip...the poor man's powder coat?

It's called glossifier. Clear coat for plastidip. The more coats, the glossier.


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I honestly don't get the $14K for a paint job... I know a few people that have gotten FULL car paint jobs (including engine bay, but engine was removed) for well under that. One of the best shops here in Austin (Jeffs Autobody) quoted me $8K-$9K for a full color change which included door jams, trunk, and engine bay if I had engine removed. Just painting exterior a new color without doing engine bay, trunk, and door jams was only $6K (sand, prime, paint, clear, polish, etc).

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Plastidip...the poor man's powder coat?

Jake's example was an extreme, but it's still not out of the question for other platforms to have a 10k+ paint job. Best quote I found for a vinyl wrap was from a friend at 1,700. That's 3 1/2 full dips lol


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Jake's example was an extreme, but it's still not out of the question for other platforms to have a 10k+ paint job. Best quote I found for a vinyl wrap was from a friend at 1,700. That's 3 1/2 full dips lol


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I agree a $10K-$15K paint job is cetrainly a possiblity if you're getting some crazy custom color done, have a lot of body work, get door jams, engine bay, etc painted... But there's simply no way I'd pay that much for a paint job and not have it include the engine bay though.

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Thanks for all the info guys. I did search, and a thousand things came up. Does the search feature search signatures too? If it does, then that sucks because of all the people who put a laundry list of things in their signatures.

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Thanks for all the info guys. I did search, and a thousand things came up. Does the search feature search signatures too? If it does, then that sucks because of all the people who put a laundry list of things in their signatures.
Google search: "xxxxxx (whatever you're looking for) GenCoupe". You'll get a little better results than using the shitty search function within the forum.


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