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Old 02-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #31
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Thanks, may have to give that one a try.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:44 PM   #32
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Yes I took off the wheels (not tires)
Stupid question but this is something I want to do but don't have a jack. I'd like to do this without taking tires/wheels off can you explain???

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Stupid question but this is something I want to do but don't have a jack. I'd like to do this without taking tires/wheels off can you explain???
Yeah, u can def do it with the tires on the vehicle, u just need to tape off all of the break components behind the rim and then get to work.
www.dipmycar.com
That's a great site for how to's and actually show a video of a guy doin his Audi rims while on the car.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #34
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Sorry. It's www.dipyourcar.com
My bad. Lol
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #35
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Yeah, u can def do it with the tires on the vehicle, u just need to tape off all of the break components behind the rim and then get to work.
www.dipmycar.com
That's a great site for how to's and actually show a video of a guy doin his Audi rims while on the car.
SUH-WEEEEEET! Next nice day and this will be my project! Thanks so much guys!
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Yeah it's surprisingly easy. Total time for me was about 4 hours to do the emblem, signals and all 5 wheels. Would have been quicker but only had enough jacks and stands to do 2 wheels off at a time... You will need about 4-5 cans. Just make sure the tires are super clean and COMPLETELY DRY!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:00 PM   #37
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Yeah it's surprisingly easy. Total time for me was about 4 hours to do the emblem, signals and all 5 wheels. Would have been quicker but only had enough jacks and stands to do 2 wheels off at a time... You will need about 4-5 cans. Just make sure the tires are super clean and COMPLETELY DRY!!!
I watched that video it looks like so much fun. Now I know why everyone goes crazy spraying anything and everything. Spraying the whole car is a bit stupid IMO
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:01 PM   #38
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Your Jeep looks bad ass now! I LOVE that color! That was my second choice!
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:07 PM   #39
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Your Jeep looks bad ass now! I LOVE that color! That was my second choice!
Thx. That was my only color choice.... Loved it since it came out. And yes it is addicting. We did some sunglasses, my iPhone case and my beer can today to. Lol
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #40
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How does this stuff hold up against a power washer or going through a car wash?
Has held up great on my wheel, just recently did my fender flares too and they look brand new and its holding up great!

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it doesnt
Maybe if you blast the shit out of them from a 1/4" away for 20 mins. I have had no problem with a power washer or touchless car washes... Rocks, thats a different story. I have touched up the edges of my wheels 2 times now from rocks taking the plastidip off but it evenly touches up and you cant tell once its dry.

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Best get your wheels re-balanced after plasti-dipping them.
I didnt and havent noticed any change in driving. I commute 1hr a day at about 80mph and dont feel any issues.





Use this stuff on your fenders! My fenders were faded to shit and had all kinds of stains on them, I cleaned em real good with soap and water, taped em off and sprayed about 1-2 coats and now they look BRAND NEW! I love this stuff, its like miracle paint as long as you're cool with black...

You can actually see a reflection on the damn things!




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Old 02-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #41
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I wanna plasti-dip my front grille and the top part of my hood and flares ... Not sure on how itd look. Anyone done this n a YJ?
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:39 PM   #42
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and this plasti dip stuff can be bought where, Wal mart? i would like to do my badges....i think it will look good..
Can't take my dogs into wallyworld, so I mostly shop Lowes. They have spray and brush-on both. My wheels are already black, but I'm thinking this might be the stuff to use for my cargo area.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:54 PM   #43
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Has held up great on my wheel, just recently did my fender flares too and they look brand new and its holding up great!

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I love this stuff, its like miracle paint as long as you're cool with black...


Plastidip comes in colors. I assume Lowes would special order. Maybe go to a paint store or NAPA. My Lowes also only has black, but the cans say "available in colors". Seems like I've seen the primary colors elsewhere. I can see the wheels turning out there now - kinda like the way my Border Collie looks at me...
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #44
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I wanna plasti-dip my front grille and the top part of my hood and flares ... Not sure on how itd look. Anyone done this n a YJ?
Just go for it, If you dont like it you can literally peel the stuff off. Im sure it will look great though!

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Plastidip comes in colors. I assume Lowes would special order. Maybe go to a paint store or NAPA. My Lowes also only has black, but the cans say "available in colors". Seems like I've seen the primary colors elsewhere. I can see the wheels turning out there now - kinda like the way my Border Collie looks at me...
I've seen the colors for sale on line. I buy the spray cans/dip cans at Home depot or lowe's.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:55 AM   #45
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Just go for it, If you dont like it you can literally peel the stuff off. Im sure it will look great though!

I've seen the colors for sale on line. I buy the spray cans/dip cans at Home depot or lowe's.


Everyone should go to that site posted above dipmycar.com. They have a gloss you can spray on and all sorts of colors even GOLD if you wanna go gangsta lol.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #46
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Did mine about 2 months ago and they are still holding up good. The road salt and car washing doesn't seem to bother it at all.
Omg Is that an M3 ???!!! Like the checker flag thing going on too!
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #47
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Think I'm gonna go get some flat black plasti dip n do my flares, grille, rims n my door handles over the weekend!! I'm convinced!
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I like the look and many thanks for the post. So I can reverse my stock tires and black out the wheels for less than $50? Thats would be a huge upgrade in appearance for mine.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #49
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OK... so I had a not-so-great experience with Plasti-Dip this past weekend. My goal was to plasti-dip the chrome outline around my "Sahara" sticker. I'll upload a pic from my phone after I write this. Anyway, I taped off all around the chrome and made sure to give myself ample coverage for the spray. I rattled the can for a while and then gave it a go. The first coat looked like crap. I let it dry for half hour. The second coat didn't look much better and it seemed like there was air bubbles in it. I actually did 4 coats over about a 2 hour period. It didn't look smooth to me like the pictures I am seeing on here. There was so much damn overspray everywhere. I tried holding the can closer, but that wasnt't so great. When I went to remove the tape and paper I had to protect the surroundings, it seemed fused to it. So, I said 'f' it and peeled the shit off.

I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Was it too cold out?? It was 45 degrees and sunny. I seriously like the look of it, but I did not decent results. Any suggestions or ideas...thanks
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Incredibly easy...

A few (potentially) time saving steps:
  • Clean the wheel thoroughly, and then rub down with rubbing alcohol and dry. If the wheel isn't clean and dry it won't adhere as well.
  • For the first 2 tires I masked the tire itself. I was running low on blue tape (and the index card trick wouldn't work) so I didn't mask the remaining tires. Over spray peeled right off
  • Mask your lug nuts and place them down in the spot where they contact the wheel (if you take the wheels off) so that the contact point doesn't get dipped. Otherwise it will peel off when you torque down the nuts. This leads to my next point....
  • I don't think I'll remove the wheels IF I have to do this again. After applying 4 coats late at night in the garage (and ending up high as a kite - ventilate well as the fumes are stronger than spray paint!) I noticed it looked thin in the light of day out of the garage. I masked the lugs (only the very top part this time), masked the center cap (and then cut around with an exacto-knife) and made some construction paper cut-outs to put behind the wheels. I sprayed 2 more coats this way and it worked out fine.
  • Let the first 1-2 coats be thin and then go thick with the last couple.
  • Remove any masking before fully dry. Otherwise, the plastidip will bind with your tape and you'll pull up an edge.
I've had at least 5 people ask me in the last 3 days how much my 'new' wheels cost. When I tell them $24, they look a little surprised...I'm amazed at how good the finished product looks up close.


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If you are having trouble masking it, could you remove / shoot it / reinstall? 3M makes an adhesive for emblems that works really well.
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I'm doing it as I type this!!
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I'm doing it as I type this!!
Mommy! Mommy! Do you know where my Wac A Mole cards are? ........can't wait to see the finished results! Love the newspapers behind the wheel instead of taping it all.
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Ive got some slightly rusty door handles, does this work on them? seems with the moving parts it would come right off and the keyhole looks sweet but same question? Thanks
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Doing the turn signal... 2 coats.

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Does the light still show through? Seems like a nice way to black out some lights.
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Ive got some slightly rusty door handles, does this work on them? seems with the moving parts it would come right off and the keyhole looks sweet but same question? Thanks
I never use my key (power locks and keyfob) so I taped off the keyhole section and left the blue painters tape in there. That way none of the plastidip would get into the lock and I could just peel it off if I ever want/need to.
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I'm doing it as I type this!!
Please don't tell me you're spraying them on the Jeep, even with that newspaper stuffed behind there there is going to be overspray.

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Please don't tell me you're spraying them on the Jeep, even with that newspaper stuffed behind there there is going to be overspray.

x2 but try a cutout rather than taking them off first. Much less work!
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Does the light still show through? Seems like a nice way to black out some lights.
Use nightshades for the lights. I don't think the plastidip would give an even consistency if you sprayed it so thin that it would remain semi-transparent.


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