Plasti dip is a special air dry rubber coating used for several DIY aesthetic projects. It is peelable, non-slip and flexible which is why it is easy to work with. It works well for those who want to improve the aesthetic details of their cars. It could be the rim work, the bumper or even the grills. Plasti dip can simply be used anywhere. There is a problem though. Applying it is simple. Completely removing it on the other hand is an uphill task. So what exactly do you do when you have plasti on your Porsche rims and you want to remove it? Here’s how to go about it.
Cover your face well to avoid irritations as the work will involve a lot of spraying and cleaning. Get strong gloves too. This is a safety measure many ignore. It is vital because the cleaning products you will use are made up of gases and other products that may not be good for your health once.
Use Gum Loosening Sprays
There are several gum loosening sprays in the market, so get one before you get started. The sprays are designed to quickly loosen adhesives that stick to plastic, wooden, glass and metallic surfaces. The sprays come in handy as they make it easy for you to remove Plasti dip without damaging car paint.
Peeling Off The Wrap
Spray on the Plasti dip and let the spray sit for a while, preferably for 10 minutes. You will notice the plasti dip loosening on its own, so you can gently peel it off. Keep in mind though that the amount of gum peeling spray you will use depends on how thick the plasti dip you want to remove is. Remember too that if the plasti dip wrap is thin, you will remove it within minutes. This is of course, not the case where you have thick plasti dip wrap.
Getting The Smooth Finish
Wipe the Plasti dip debris off the rims with a clean and dry piece of cloth. Be sure to also spray edges and other hard to reach areas. Avoid using soap and water until you’re sure no plasti dip trace is left behind.
When The Gum Loosening Spray Does Not Work
Do not use a metal scrub with warm water and powder detergents as some recommend. This is a misconception that never ends well. There are other alternatives that have been proven to be just as effective as the gum loosening spray. Dip dissolver is a good alternative. Paint thinner can also come in handy when the plasti dip used is extremely thick. For stubborn plasti dip layers, use isopropyl alcohol. You can buy it from a drugstore or a general store. It is in fact, the best solution to getting rid of plasti dip from edges.
Point To Note
Always use mild soap when wiping or cleaning any part of your Porsche. Then park your car in a well-ventilated area before removing plasti dip from the rims. It is also important to note that the whole exercise takes time, so you have to be patient.