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Old 02-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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Plasti-Dippin

Plasti dipping wheels and emblems today. Pics to follow after I'm done.

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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Subscribed.. i wanna do this but need some schooling first

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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I'll be curious how the wheels hold up. looks like you actually take your jeep offroad, so subscribed!
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Cool. Did my grill over a month ago and still looks like I just did it. Planning to do my door hinges and Trail Rated badge soon as well.
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How does this stuff hold up against a power washer or going through a car wash?
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How does this stuff hold up against a power washer or going through a car wash?
it doesnt
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it doesnt
Has held up just fine for me and countless others.
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Best get your wheels re-balanced after plasti-dipping them.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:12 AM   #9
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Here's a thread from a guy who did his wheels recently. Several comments in posts...one guy had it on his TJ wheels (I think) for 1.5 years. Some other people address the power washing thing.

Plasti Dip Coating Wheels

Sneck, you may just be too hard on your rig for Plasti-Dip.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #10
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I have it on my gas cap cover!

holds up great!

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I have it on my gas cap cover!
holds up great!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:32 AM   #12
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I plasti dipped my wheels about a month ago and the road salt and snow haven't damaged the coating. Hell, I powerwashed the entire rig and really blasted the wheels. Stuff holds up amazingly. No peeling or discoloration at all. I used four cans on all five wheels. Took about 5 coats each wheel to make a nice thick layer. And I didn't bother to take the wheels off. Just taped up luggs and brakes and went to town after spraying some brake clean on wheels. Super easy.
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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.
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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.
That looks awesome!
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:32 PM   #15
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Best get your wheels re-balanced after plasti-dipping them.
Not true. Bedlined yes but this stuff weighs nothing. Don't worry about balancing. I'd say about 80% of the weight in the can is accelerator so the plasti dip will dry to anything.
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Not true. Bedlined yes but this stuff weighs nothing. Don't worry about balancing. I'd say about 80% of the weight in the can is accelerator so the plasti dip will dry to anything.
Just a recommendation...

My experience is at considerably higher speeds than a Jeep's speedo even reads and a few grams can make a world of difference.
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I think it's more a "if you modify your wheel/tire and then notice something weird while driving, get it rebalanced". I mean, the balance weights are only a few grams, it doesn't take much to unbalance something spinning at 60-70 mph. That's why people always recommend giving the jeep, and especially the wheels, a quick hose off after mudding, just to keep things working properly and without issue. it might not destroy your jeep, but hey, it might also cause some shimmy. no real solid answer other than modifying the wheels can potentially change the ride quality
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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.
Did you take your wheels off to plasti-dip them? I like how they look alot.
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Did you take your wheels off to plasti-dip them? I like how they look alot.
Yes I took off the wheels (not tires) to spray them. It took a total of 4-5 coats until it was done. The plasti-dip is pretty much self leveling and very easy to work with. The only difficulty I found was getting a clean edge after it dried, doing the entire rim would have been easier. In order to get a nice edge what I did was take a strait razor and placed it on the tape line. As I pulled up the tape the razor would stop the plasti dip from pulling and giving a wavy line. I could have just run my razor down the tape line before I pulled but I didn't want any scratches in the rims if I decide to take off the plasti dip. One of the big bonuses of the plasti dip is the prep. Wash with soap and water, dry, then wipe with alcohol. You do not have to sand or scratch the surface so when you get tired of it you just peel it off and it looks as new.
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Yes I took off the wheels (not tires) to spray them. It took a total of 4-5 coats until it was done.
I'm copying your design once it gets warm here. They look terrific.
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I made a rock guard for my hood and it has held up great for the past several months. Gets power washed weekly.

I did remove the tape after each coat while the dip was wet to get a clean edge.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #22
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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..
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Walmart may have, got mine at lowes
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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..
Home Depot has it for around $6 a can.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #25
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Here's after pics. Did all wheels, jeep emblem, side reflectors, front turn signals.

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Wheel after about 3 coats. That's when it starts evening out, put about 5 coats on. The stuff is amazing.

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Doing the turn signal... 2 coats.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #28
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Do a fair amount of weekend wheeling so I'll see how it holds up down the road and keep everyone updated. Lemme know if u have any questions.
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Did you mask off the emblem? Wheels look good, I may try this on mine. Already did my door locks.
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Just masked off a square about a inch away from the emblem all the way around. Did about 4-5 coats and just peeled it away. For the inside of the E's and P, I just took a toothpick, picked at the middle until it got a hole in the middle of the plasti, then just rolled the toothpick and it pulled it all out. Not hard at all.

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