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      04-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #45
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keep me posted. how easy is it to peel off once you want to get rid of it. thinking about doing it to my 20s on the x5.
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      04-24-2012, 12:22 AM   #46
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I've hosed off the wheels (normal spray pressure with hose and all the dust and grit came off. Then I dried with my shop vac blower.

Bada bing... done! I am going to try the power sprayer and report back.

Side note: I don't think rubbing the finish with anything other than a soapy wash mitt would be good as it might peel. I'll report back with more findings.
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      04-24-2012, 12:44 AM   #47
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okay curious about your first nick or scrape. probably just get the can out and hit it again?
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      04-24-2012, 01:14 AM   #48
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okay curious about your first nick or scrape. probably just get the can out and hit it again?
When I get one, I'll give a touch up spray and let you know.
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      04-24-2012, 09:11 AM   #49
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I've hosed off the wheels (normal spray pressure with hose and all the dust and grit came off. Then I dried with my shop vac blower.

Bada bing... done! I am going to try the power sprayer and report back.

Side note: I don't think rubbing the finish with anything other than a soapy wash mitt would be good as it might peel. I'll report back with more findings.
Ive had mine done for for a few months now and have pressure washed them a few times and then just let them air dry and they look great. I havent taken a rag to them to clean since I did it and I think thats why I love it so much!
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      04-24-2012, 10:25 AM   #50
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Ive had mine done for for a few months now and have pressure washed them a few times and then just let them air dry and they look great. I havent taken a rag to them to clean since I did it and I think thats why I love it so much!
I know, so easy right? No more endless wiping and detailing.
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      04-24-2012, 10:45 AM   #51
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Definitely something to consider. Adds some protection as well.
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      04-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #52
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So, how DO you get it off when your ready to?
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      04-25-2012, 06:12 PM   #53
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Looks like a fun product to play with ^^

Seems really easy to remove too. Can you still pressure wash your wheels without the stuff peeling off?
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      04-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #54
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Looks like a fun product to play with ^^

Seems really easy to remove too. Can you still pressure wash your wheels without the stuff peeling off?
Correct
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      04-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #55
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So, how DO you get it off when your ready to?
Dig your fingernail into one edge. Now grab the flap and start peeling like a potato!
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      04-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #56
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How long did the whole process take? I am now thinking about this, with the glossy effect as well.
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      04-26-2012, 01:23 AM   #57
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How long did the whole process take? I am now thinking about this, with the glossy effect as well.
Well it took me awhile because I did one wheel at a time. If you take all four wheels off the car at the same time, you figure about 10 minutes between sprays and 5 coats. About an hour. Then about 2 or 3 coats of clear. So maybe 1.5 hours tops.?

One theory I have with this stuff is that you can spray it on (all coats) and once dry you can drive the car right away without worry. However I would give it a couple days for a full cure meaning that it forms a pretty hard shell in other words that can be sprayed and cleaned no problem.

I powerwashed the wheels and front grills today with my Briggs & Stratton 2100psi powerwasher without incident. The stuff really stays on! (I held it about 1 - 1.5 feet away while spraying. Clean! No rubbing etc. Just drive away!
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      04-26-2012, 01:30 AM   #58
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I just watched that Video... cool stuff... 1st time I watched Paint dry on a vid
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Well it took me awhile because I did one wheel at a time. If you take all four wheels off the car at the same time, you figure about 10 minutes between sprays and 5 coats. About an hour. Then about 2 or 3 coats of clear. So maybe 1.5 hours tops.?

One theory I have with this stuff is that you can spray it on (all coats) and once dry you can drive the car right away without worry. However I would give it a couple days for a full cure meaning that it forms a pretty hard shell in other words that can be sprayed and cleaned no problem.

I powerwashed the wheels and front grills today with my Briggs & Stratton 2100psi powerwasher without incident. The stuff really stays on! (I held it about 1 - 1.5 feet away while spraying. Clean! No rubbing etc. Just drive away!
What about doing it one wheel at a time like you did.
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      04-26-2012, 04:15 AM   #60
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What about doing it one wheel at a time like you did.
Well basically x 4. Plus washing/drying each wheel and prep.

= All day.
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      04-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #61
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I just finished painting my last wheel. The most time consuming part of the entire process was washing and drying the wheels. The painting process is easy and quick. For 6 dollars a can and a few hours of my time this was definitely worth it.
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I just finished painting my last wheel. The most time consuming part of the entire process was washing and drying the wheels. The painting process is easy and quick. For 6 dollars a can and a few hours of my time this was definitely worth it.
There ya go!

I hear you on the washing and drying.
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There ya go!

I hear you on the washing and drying.
I am guessing you have to seriously dry the wheels huh?

I ordered all the stuff last night btw
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      04-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #64
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I am guessing you have to seriously dry the wheels huh?

I ordered all the stuff last night btw
Anything worth doing is worth doing well. I made sure they were very dry! If you're going to go through all the effort, you want good adhesion. Do it right the first time!
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      04-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #65
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This stuff looks tempting.
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      04-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #66
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You did a pro job. Very cool that it is easy to remove also...

Not a huge fan of textured flat blat wheels overall; though I'm sure they look pretty mean in person.
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