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Old 02-23-2012, 05:57 AM   #31
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Has anyone done a lot of off roading with the plasti dip rims. If so how do they hold up.
Whatever damages the plastidip will damage ANY coating, including your OEM naked wheel. Powdercoat or paint will get damaged just as easily, but at least with plastidip, it doesn't cost $100 per wheel, plus tire removal, etc etc.

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:10 PM   #32
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Wheels look great. Gotta try this plasti dip stuff out. Gonna try on my fenders possibly.

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:19 PM   #33
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Posted this in the other thread, but figured some might not see it.

Since I am a big advocate of this stuff, I feel I should tell you guys about this site I found.

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I am not affiliated with this site AT ALL. I have absolutely NO VESTED INTEREST in this site, nor do I care if anyone buys from them.

The site is DYC Home - Plasti Dip For Your Car - Resources & More at DipYourCar.com NEW Glossifier

Now, why do I love this site...

1) They sell it by the GALLON, which makes spraying LARGE areas very easy, especially if you load it into a spray gun (watch the videos of painting an entire car.)

2)They have colors you can get nowhere else, exclusive to them.

3)They will mix colors for you (custom colors.)

I just ordered the car kit (red) and will spray my entire S2000. It is already red, but I want to keep it pristine, and this is a great way to do it. Check it out for yourselves. The glossifier and the metalizer are awesome products.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #34
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So Im almost convinced by plasti dip. yesterday I went to ACE and got their last can of the stuff and painted just my spare wheel so I could get a feel for it and see how i liked it etc.

I'll post some pictures of the process, and the final result.
Let me know what you think about it compared to what I already have, should I continue and do the other four???
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #35
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Here are more pictures...
By the way I just rolled the tire in front of the others for a better view
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #36
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Definitely better all black in my opinion.
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Boards and bumpers followed the rims...sooooo nice...
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #38
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Love the look of this. I ended up using bedliner because high gloss paint showed too many imperfections. I just finished this past weekend. I'm curious what the plasti-dip looks like compared to the texture of the bedliner.

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #39
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Ive been looking to try and do something almost exactly the same to what you did to your rims from silver to black, was it hard and can you please tell me how to do it lol? I would greatly appreciate it thanks guys.....
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #40
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I'm going to try it next weekend on my rims. Will take pics when done.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #41
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What product do I need to purchase to do this. I am going to try to and the one whose picture are up there of the silver wrangler from silver rims to black. I thought they came out good and am going to do mine the same way
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Does anyone know how these hold up through a car wash I just finished doing mine and I'm hesitant about getting a cat wash now because I feel it may ruin it ????
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:03 PM   #43
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Does anyone know how these hold up through a car wash I just finished doing mine and I'm hesitant about getting a cat wash now because I feel it may ruin it ????
Back away with pressure or hand wash. Mine, two weeks old, held up to mud and pressure wash well so far.
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Great Job! thanks for the advice awesome look!
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:13 AM   #45
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Awesome write-up. Thanks
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Does anyone have any idea how this holds up on chrome wheels?
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Does anyone have any idea how this holds up on chrome wheels?
Bedliner does a good job for long term as long as you prep well.. Plasti dip is good but more of a temp fix IMO
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:56 PM   #48
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I really want to try this on the wheels of my Rubicon, however there is rust?/brake dust? on the wheels that I can't get off. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #49
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Yeah, spray right over it...
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #50
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I searched every auto parts and hardware store for paint. Brought a bunch home and tested all on the back of rims. I already tried pasti dip but wanted something that looked a bit glossier but not too glossy that it looked painted and not metal. Ended up with rustoleam hammered black and really like it. I need to decide what to do with the center caps and lugs. I either paint the lugs to match or paint the center cap with chrome paint or paint it black and leave the lugs chrome. I don't want it completely black. although on my wife's jeep she wanted the silver rims so I plastidipped the lugs and center caps and looks better than not. will post pictures later. Part of me wants to put a steeler yellow logo on the cap, but as much as I am a fan, probably not cool. Also bought clear engine enamel to clear coat it with. Figured it would keep the rims preserved the longest. If it can withstand 500 degrees and takes 7 days to cure I hope that means it is a bit stronger in the end too.

Is anybody doing anything to match the lugs and center caps?
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Did you use glossy black or flat black? What brand / color did you buy?
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Did you use glossy black or flat black? What brand / color did you buy?

rustoleam hammered black

it is a glossy colored black but not too glossy.
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Thanks alot to all who have posted in the thread, I cant wait to try this out on mine.
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First two wheels done and look terrible . Did just about same as most light coats to cover then alittle heavier . Noticing some areas looked rough unless a heavy coat giving a wet look..In my experience light coat take ur time painting. Now on 4 th can on just two wheels and finish still sucks . Wtf did I do wrong . Washed ,cleaned with a cleaner ,washed again then Dred in sun . Pulled into garage to paint . Not cool
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First two wheels done and look terrible . Did just about same as most light coats to cover then alittle heavier . Noticing some areas looked rough unless a heavy coat giving a wet look..In my experience light coat take ur time painting. Now on 4 th can on just two wheels and finish still sucks . Wtf did I do wrong . Washed ,cleaned with a cleaner ,washed again then Dred in sun . Pulled into garage to paint . Not cool
If it is rough, you are spraying from too far away. If wet, you are spraying too much in one coat.
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Thanks man. I haven't gave up yet , peeled off and will try again. Loved that it just peeled off . I am in Tenn also . About 100 some odd degrees today high humidity ... Have paint
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Sorry , have painted cars ,motorcycles etc thought this Wld b a breeze. Wld u still suggest light.multiple coats ..I probably did 10 lite coats ,goin heavy at end trying to cover up ... Thanks again for ur help
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Sorry , have painted cars ,motorcycles etc thought this Wld b a breeze. Wld u still suggest light.multiple coats ..I probably did 10 lite coats ,goin heavy at end trying to cover up ... Thanks again for ur help
Try looking at few YouTube videos of Plasti-Dip, also there is a website something like plastidipyourcar. Keep us informed on how it turns out, I plan on doing my rims as well soon. good luck
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I want to Plastidip my rims so I was thinking I'd just rotate the (5) tires at the same time. I've got about 4k miles on my JK so it's early. Is there any reason this would be a bad idea?
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Seems logical to me, I need to take mine somewhere and have them put the white walls in before I do mine. I've just been on the fence whether or not to take them off and dip them or protect what's behind the wheel and dip them while on....

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