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You live in Florida. It’s always going to rain. Just sounds like you weren’t prepared.

“If you fail to plan, plan to fail”

Shouldn’t be dipping outside anyway. Too much fluctuation in humidity can cause crazy amounts of blushing.



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I did the 5th coat and it doesn't look right. It looks blacks but there are imperfections

I knew this would happen which is why I never wanted to do this.

I think I'm gonna peel off and return the cans lol
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I did the 5th coat and it doesn't look right. It looks blacks but there are imperfections



I knew this would happen which is why I never wanted to do this.



I think I'm gonna peel off and return the cans lol


Humidity humidity humidity. Humidity causes dip to blush and look horrible.

Water will also cause it to look bad/not adhere right.

Rent a garage next time. Dipping outstanding is risky.


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Humidity humidity humidity. Humidity causes dip to blush and look horrible.

Water will also cause it to look bad/not adhere right.

Rent a garage next time. Dipping outstanding is risky.


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I'm not dipping again and at $60-75 per wheel, I could just go ahead and powder coat

I was quoted $150 per wheel for powder coat

I knew it was gonna look bad, should have known better. That's what happens when you watch the fonz
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I'm not dipping again and at $60-75 per wheel, I could just go ahead and powder coat



I was quoted $150 per wheel for powder coat



I knew it was gonna look bad, should have known better. That's what happens when you watch the fonz


I dipped countless wheels. I charge my friends the cost of supplies + grabbing a bite of food.

Friends of friends 100-120 with wheels off the car 2 day turn around time. 1 day spent cleaning and the 2nd dipping.


You clearly weren’t prepared for this (rain, weather, dipping outside) so it’a not fair to blame the product when it was clearly on you for a bad end product.

Would your wheels look nice if you powder coated them yourself ?


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I dipped countless wheels. I charge my friends the cost of supplies + grabbing a bite of food.

Friends of friends 100-120 with wheels off the car 2 day turn around time. 1 day spent cleaning and the 2nd dipping.


You clearly weren’t prepared for this (rain, weather, dipping outside) so it’a not fair to blame the product when it was clearly on you for a bad end product.

Would your wheels look nice if you powder coated them yourself ?


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I'm not blaming the product lol I super cleaned the wheels, I jus wasn't prepared because of weather. I watched the fonz multiple times and imitated his form of application. I admit my first coat was thin, which probably didn't help, but the other coated I spray heavier

It's just not what I expected. I've seen plasti dip before but never up close. Plasti dip looks great on pics and videos but in real life probably not as good.

Maybe if I had someone who could do it for me properly, but everyone charges too much for something temporary

I knew it was gonna look bad yet still went ahead and gave a shot despite my gut feeling lol
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I'm not blaming the product lol I super cleaned the wheels, I jus wasn't prepared because of weather. I watched the fonz multiple times and imitated his form of application. I admit my first coat was thin, which probably didn't help, but the other coated I spray heavier



It's just not what I expected. I've seen plasti dip before but never up close. Plasti dip looks great on pics and videos but in real life probably not as good.



Maybe if I had someone who could do it for me properly, but everyone charges too much for something temporary



I knew it was gonna look bad yet still went ahead and gave a shot despite my gut feeling lol


I love wet dip


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I'm not dipping again and at $60-75 per wheel, I could just go ahead and powder coat

I was quoted $150 per wheel for powder coat

I knew it was gonna look bad, should have known better. That's what happens when you watch the fonz
I remember you said you had issues sending in 4 wheels at once. If your going to powdercoat, try and get 2 wheels from the same side done at the same time. It is possible that done at separate times, there may be a slight color variation. Getting both done at the same time will limit the variation on one side.

When mine where done, the shop wanted both from one side so they match properly. Even though one did not have any imperfections, it was sent in to be redone to match.

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I found a few shops that do powder coating. One has the option of leaving the car in their garage for an extra fee. My job is close to home, so I could Uber for a couple of days, but that adds to the cost.

Another shop does not offer garage and only does wheels left to them. Where do I leave my car on bricks until you're done with my wheels? Never got a reply back.

I asked the same if they are willing to do one at a time and they said it could come out inconsistent and is better to do the 4.

So far, neither have given me an option of what to do with a car without wheels. Is the car supposed to sit on jack stands until you're done? What about people like me who don't have garage and is my daily driver

That's the problem with powder coating. It is inconvenient.

The least I have been quoted for powder coating is $600 for all wheels. I'm yet to find a cheaper shop around her.
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I had to use wd40 to remove the dip from some area that were thin. Wd40 removes it like magic. I left there for 10 minutes and it came off like wiping shit
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