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Old 01-13-2018, 01:22 PM   #311 (permalink)
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I've used it on car bumpers and wheels. Mainly because it's hard to get paint to stick to chrome. The bumpers get more abuse than the wheels. It needs 4 or 5 coats to be thick enough to resist abrasion. If it chips, I hear you can feather the edge with a finger dipped in gasoline, and then respray it.

Clear coat protects against UV? It seems unlikely.

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Old 01-13-2018, 01:58 PM   #312 (permalink)
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Hey, is that beetle yours? Beautiful. What is the roof rack extension for?
Surfboards? Love that yellow, whit, and chrome on the wheels. Man I miss my Mom's '75 bug. My brother had a '60 and a '62 for years.

Four or five coats of plasti is a lot. I could try that. It sure would be fun to have superior clean looking wheels to contrast the rotting (not linseed oiled) paint job on my civic.

UV stabilized clear coat will protect. I used some to patch flaking clear coat on my wife's still very clean 2010 subaru. I used Eastwood's activated spray can clear coat ("spray gun in a can"). Eastwood claims this: " Eastwood automotive clear coat protects against weathering, ultraviolet rays and everyday wear, leaving your car with a long-lasting, beautifully deep, finish."

...so after patch I cleaned the yellow on hers and my headlights and sprayed them too... Eight months later and all still crystal.

EDIT: JUST NOTICED THIS product on the Eastwood site: https://www.eastwood.com/elastiwrap-...CABEgJ7oPD_BwE
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Yes, currently. It will be available for sale later this year, to finance purchase of an Arcimoto FUV (I'm holding a reservation number that should come up in the latter half of the year). It could be yours.



The plan is to put these OEM Marathon wheels on it. I'm going to powder-coat them satin black and then Plastidip the centers. Possibly wood-grained like an old wooden spoke wheel.

Then bump the price by $1K or more. The roof rack and bike rack aren't usually on there together (Belt and suspenders?). I was looking for the geometry of a full boat tail. Once the [wake-board handles] were cut, it would go down around the beltline.

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Working on car again

Mostly cleaning today, but I have big maintainence and significant modding planned.

Teaser for me... Wheels as they will (sorta) look on my car.

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4-5 coats of plasti-dip sound like a lot but it really does help with adhesion and it flaking off... Iíve had a few items dipped and never any real issues... when applied thick enough it holds on well enough...
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Thicker is better.

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