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Old 11-01-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Exclamation WANING Plasti-dip users

DO NOT USE WARM WATER ON ANY PLASTI-DIPPED ITEM!

went to just hose off the ole box today at the local wand wash. nothing I havent done before, yet i noticed the wand was getting quite toasty in my hands but thought it would only help "cut" grease better... from about 1 foot away I hit my several coated and gloss coated black rims, and instantly it bubbled off! to make things worse after getting home i inspected the damage and all the wheels are "shedding."

so if you live in a place that "winterizes" the car wash to keep them open year round do not use hot water on plasti-dip. I was bare handed and holding the metal wand so it wasnt scorching hot, but enough to de laminate the wheel paint.

plus side; easy way to remove the stuff haha and now i get to paint my rims Anthracite

for the those that care, I would 303 protect them bi monthly, so it wasnt uv damage.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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Hot tip! (Hehehe). I need to re-dip my wheels this off-season.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:27 AM   #3
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Were these the hot pink ones???

If so, it was a sign.....
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Huh, interesting. Now I know how to remove if I need to. I removed coating from a wheel once and it took some work.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll keep that in mind this winter
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I've hand washed my plasti-dipped rims with hot water many times without any problem. Is there a chance that it was the pressure of the water and not the temp?
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:07 PM   #7
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I've hand washed my plasti-dipped rims with hot water many times without any problem. Is there a chance that it was the pressure of the water and not the temp?
I've seen a couple of videos where people power washed their dipped rims without any problem. I'm assuming in this case it's due to the combination of power washing with hot water.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:39 AM   #8
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Timco, these were not pink! Rose was the technical color... jk standard black

I have power washed them before several times, like Evo said I think its the combo.

J. Fro, That is almost "dad level" in terms of awful pun! haha
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Good to know. I currently have plasti-dip on a hood of my other car.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:51 AM   #10
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Thanks! I just PD'ed my rims black and haven't washed them yet. I'll make sure to keep my distanse when pressure washing them now.

Also: lol @ the title.. "WANING" .. makes me picture an old asian man yelling and shaking his fist in the air..

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