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Old 07-08-2015, 03:21 PM
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

I have an opinion just like yourself and I'm free to share it on a public forum.
It's ok that you like Plastidip and I don't but don't tell me you've read every thread about it failing. I'm sure there are many factors and one just may be the dip itself.
If you use Photoshop it'll show you how it's going to look on your car and you wont be paying someone $46 to spray $4 of rubber on your wheel.
Then you can use that money to get them painted or powder coated.
Don't have Photoshop or Photoshop skills? ..ask someone on the forum ...or take a picture of your car, print it out, and get out the old magic marker.

Face it ...most people Plastidip their cars or parts of their car because it's cheap and not because it looks better than the alternatives. Unfortunately it also looks cheap so in my case I'll pass.

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Old 07-08-2015, 03:37 PM
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

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I have an opinion just like yourself and I'm free to share it on a public forum.
It's ok that you like Plastidip and I don't but don't tell me you've read every thread about it failing. I'm sure there are many factors and one just may be the dip itself.
If you use Photoshop it'll show you how it's going to look on your car and you wont be paying someone $46 to spray $4 of rubber on your wheel.
Then you can use that money to get them painted or powder coated.
Don't have Photoshop or Photoshop skills? ..ask someone on the forum ...or take a picture of your car, print it out, and get out the old magic marker.

Face it ...most people Plastidip their cars or parts of their car because it's cheap and not because it looks better than the alternatives. Unfortunately it also looks cheap so in my case I'll pass.
What exactly did I do to insult you so?
Have *you* read every thread out there about plasti-dip successes? I know someone who drives a $360,000 car who had it dipped and gets compliments everywhere he goes. The same guy paid cash for the car so I don't think the "cheap" factor was a consideration more the fact that it is reversible when applied by professionals.
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What exactly did I do to insult you so?
Have *you* read every thread out there about plasti-dip successes? I know someone who drives a $360,000 car who had it dipped and gets compliments everywhere he goes. The same guy paid cash for the car so I don't think the "cheap" factor was a consideration more the fact that it is reversible when applied by professionals.
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What ever happened to .."Anyway, I am done with this conversation" ?
You did nothing to insult me. Never said you did.

I haven't read every thread and im also not the one claiming...
"If you Google Plastidip removal fail, you will see that 95% of those posts and videos are from people who did several things wrong."

I'm glad you know a a vinyl guy, a plastidip guy, and a rich guy who had his car sprayed with rubber so others would say ...OMG, look at that expensive car sprayed with rubber!


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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

The OP is new on here and asked a legit question, so if we can please answer like grown ups and not snipe at each other that would be appreciated.


Now onto my opinion on the subject. I would personally stick with vinyl. If you have it done by someone it would be highly unlikely that they would remove the trim. Way to much chance for damage and bending. Vinyl is also quite easy to do yourself on window trim but if you don't trust yourself have someone do it for you. It can be frustrating and take a few tries sometimes and yes I speak from experience.

Paint looks prettiest IMO, but will likely get some nicks eventually and can be more costly to repaint if you wish to not do touch up paint. If you're not sure you'll love it you may want to stay away from something more permanent.

Now onto the infamous plasti-dip which is either loved or hated on here, which I also have used. If it's not put on with the correct thickness on each coat it will be more difficult to take off. If you wish to take it off on a part like trim it can be rough to get it out from between body and trim or window and trim. The fine folks that say it's super easy to put on and take off and that it stays looking purty forever, do not live in south Florida. The extreme heat does amazing things to plasti dip down here, none of it good.

That being said I still vote vinyl. Had it on 2 cars trim, including the SRT in my sig below, and never had any shrink or issues at all.
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

Vinyl all the way. I did it and refuse to dip. Seen many projects go south.

Don't mind the folks who are dipping their $300,000+ vehicles. The folks looking at the car is just excited to see a car at that caliber, they don't even notice the dip. Maybe that's the point....


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Guy at my local tint shop on staten island does the vinly wrap charged me 200 for both sides
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

The window trim on our JGCs is goddamn near impossible to do cleanly with plastidip. the seams just aren't sharp enough, nevermind the felt...

I've dipped everything possible on mine except the window trim, but I'd easily pay to have it vinyl'd if it came to that.

50$ a wheel doesn't really sound too bad either, considering the amount of time it takes. Easily 1-2 hours per wheel including prep if you're pulling it off and doing 5-6 coats.
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