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Old 07-19-2012, 10:57 AM   #61
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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
Yes you need very light coats especially the first coat. No more than 50% coverage for the first coat. If you try and get 100% coverage your first time you are going to get crap results.

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:18 PM   #62
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Wow you did a really good job on your car. I plastidipped my wheels and grill this weekend and it came out pretty good but not perfect. Definitely a learning experience because ill continue to use this stuff.

got a question tho....Do you have to tape the brakes if you leave them on the car? I didnt...so hopefully it doesnt screw anything up. I also didnt take the lugs off so its probably gonna be a pain in the ass when i have to peel it.

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:32 PM   #63
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My old YJ that I use to have had painted rims that I did not know about until I took it wheeling. When I cleaned the wheels off from the mud there was alot o paint gone. Now that I have a TJ I was thinking of blacking out all of the chrome, but I am curious, does it really hold on the the rim better than the paint did. And if you can do it to your wheels and it hold up wheeling then why can't you do it to the floor of your tub instead of truckliner.
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I was referred here from the Reddit Jeep threads.. Great guide, I didn't even think about covering the lugs to prevent the lug nut threading to get coated.. That'll definitely twist the plastidip surrounding it, great call!

I saw this at a Jeep expo the other week, I'm 100% doing this (stock JK wheel), what do you guys think?

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Not sure what I did wrong but my wheels look like they have fuzz on them. The finish is not nice and smooth. I have been at this awhile too, between the prep work and actually spraying each wheel. I followed the directions to a tee (I'm pretty handy with a spray can). I am completely baffled. I am looking at the pics online and everyone's dip jobs look like they have a smooth finish.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:21 AM   #66
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The pics look good but doesn't seem that strong from what im hearing....I've painted my rims on my old Dakota :'( and I used rustoleum high temp engine enamel gloss black and they came out amazing id post pics but im on my phone and it wont let me but by hearing your comments id go with that and they already have diff colors
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Not sure what I did wrong but my wheels look like they have fuzz on them. The finish is not nice and smooth. I have been at this awhile too, between the prep work and actually spraying each wheel. I followed the directions to a tee (I'm pretty handy with a spray can). I am completely baffled. I am looking at the pics online and everyone's dip jobs look like they have a smooth finish.
Having the same problem you are... mine look flat and textured and are definitely a little fuzzy looking up close. Might just be the pictures though? I didn't take my wheels off to spray them though--just taped off the lugs, cap and stuffed newspaper behind to cover the brakes.
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I just finished my wheels and they look fuzzy and rough as well. I have done a few badges with great results...but the wheels look bad. Can you respray over the fuzz and ever get it smooth.

I am missing something I followed the video from dip your car. Baffled!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #69
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeet, all of the look awesome.
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I've got some bubbling near the lug holes (for lack of a better term). This is gonna be the spare for a while so i'm not too worried about it getting worse. Should I just spray over this, or try to carefully peel just that part off? I'm desperately trying not to respray the entire wheel.

Also, I had to put the other wheels last night and it looks like they'll need another coat or two in select spots (no peeling). How do I prep the wheel again after its already been sprayed w/ 6 coats?

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I've got some bubbling near the lug holes (for lack of a better term). This is gonna be the spare for a while so i'm not too worried about it getting worse. Should I just spray over this, or try to carefully peel just that part off? I'm desperately trying not to respray the entire wheel.

Also, I had to put the other wheels last night and it looks like they'll need another coat or two in select spots (no peeling). How do I prep the wheel again after its already been sprayed w/ 6 coats?

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The stuff he is using to re-thin the dip is xylene. Can get a can at Home Depot for like $7.
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Thanks. I have mineral spirits. That may work.
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I have the stock 2013 sahara rims and would like to dip them. If I dip the face of the rim, I was thinking that it may look weird be able to look through the spaces and see the silver inside of the wheel. I could spray the inside of the rim so it looks all black, but would that throw off the balance?
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I have the stock 2013 sahara rims and would like to dip them. If I dip the face of the rim, I was thinking that it may look weird be able to look through the spaces and see the silver inside of the wheel. I could spray the inside of the rim so it looks all black, but would that throw off the balance?
When I Plasti- Dipped my rims I took them off the Jeep just because of this reason. I didnt want to see silver when you looked through them. It will not hurt your balance @ all to dip the insides of the wheels-
now that I did it once that way I will never need to remove them again any touch ups can be done with the wheels still on the Jeep
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When I Plasti- Dipped my rims I took them off the Jeep just because of this reason. I didnt want to see silver when you looked through them. It will not hurt your balance @ all to dip the insides of the wheels-
now that I did it once that way I will never need to remove them again any touch ups can be done with the wheels still on the Jeep

Cool, thanks
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if u couldn't do it yourself, and took it somewhere. where would u go to get it plasti dipped. and how long does it last? and how much money is it. I think I want to do it someday soon on my black jeep wrangler.
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I have the stock 2013 sahara rims and would like to dip them. If I dip the face of the rim, I was thinking that it may look weird be able to look through the spaces and see the silver inside of the wheel. I could spray the inside of the rim so it looks all black, but would that throw off the balance?
LMAO. It would take alot of plastidip to make a difference enough to throw off the balance. You could spray 10 cans on and it would not make a difference so spray away. I dipped my entire Jeep to include the wheels and it made no difference on the balance, I assure you.

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Old 06-24-2013, 11:01 AM   #78
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I have a question about this product. My rims are looking pretty bad (stock yj rims) and the clear coat on them has all fallen off and the rim is somewhat pitted. Will plastidip still work and make everything look smooth and nice? please help!
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Plasti Dip needs a nice clean surface to bond too so this is probably not the best application for it. You might be better off sanding the rims and using bedliner.
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Great info! Totally helpful
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Just did this. It's not as smooth as I thought it would be. It's kind of rough. Is that how it's supposed to be?
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Just did this. It's not as smooth as I thought it would be. It's kind of rough. Is that how it's supposed to be?
Unless you did it on purpose, no. You either sprayed from too far away, or the dip was too cold. It should be smooth.
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I have a question about this product. My rims are looking pretty bad (stock yj rims) and the clear coat on them has all fallen off and the rim is somewhat pitted. Will plastidip still work and make everything look smooth and nice? please help!
It will hide a lot and if you are skillfull, you may be able to make it look good by putting on a thick first coat (letting the dip basically pool in the pits) and then putting on smoother coats for the final coats. It won't make the wheel look new, but it will surely improve their appearance.
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I have a question about this product. My rims are looking pretty bad (stock yj rims) and the clear coat on them has all fallen off and the rim is somewhat pitted. Will plastidip still work and make everything look smooth and nice? please help!
I'd take the time to wire wheel/sand the coat off. Prep work is everything, even in something forgiving as plastidip. And if ya do like the black look and want to paint them then you'll end up cleanin the wheel up anyways
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Unless you did it on purpose, no. You either sprayed from too far away, or the dip was too cold. It should be smooth.
Probably did it from too far away. Will I be good with a recoat or should I start over?
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Definitely did it wrong. It feels fuzzy haha
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Definitely did it wrong. It feels fuzzy haha
If it's fuzzy it's not fixable. Just peel it off and start again.
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If it's fuzzy it's not fixable. Just peel it off and start again.
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Ok yeah, don't dust the rims with this stuff. It's not spray paint, it's rubber. Haha it is a pain in the ass to remove if its been dusted. Spraying from 4"-5" away is the best way to apply it.
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