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Old 09-24-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Plasti-Dipped My Rubicon Wheels

Hi everyone, I am new to the boards, but have been reading a bunch of posts...since you guys helped me out with some info, I thought I'd return the favor.

I have a black 2013 JK Rubicon that came with the anniversary rims, which are nice, but I wanted black on black on black, so I did some research on Plasti-Dip.

I used 2 cans on all 5 tires while applying 5 coats to each tire with 20 minutes between each coat. I removed each tire so I didn't have to tape everything. I used playing cards to keep the plasti-dip from getting on the tire (stuck them in between the wheel and the tire).

I am very pleased with the outcome and hope it lasts a long time.

oh and if anyone wants to bust my stones that I put side steps on, here's my disclaimer, I have 4 small kids (and 1 on the way)...they love riding in the jeep...so this gives them the means to get in and out on their own...even though I still have to push the seat forward for them

Thanks for listening.

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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Looks great

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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Looks great
Thanks!
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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Looks good for sure! I just did this on my stock 08' wrangler rims. Big improvement. I used a can per rim though. I think it was about 7-8 coats each. I wanted it to stand up to my weekend trail riding. So far so good. Now I just have to tire shine after each mud dip to keep the black theme rolling.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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Looks good for sure! I just did this on my stock 08' wrangler rims. Big improvement. I used a can per rim though. I think it was about 7-8 coats each. I wanted it to stand up to my weekend trail riding. So far so good. Now I just have to tire shine after each mud dip to keep the black theme rolling.
Man... that looks awesome. I was reading about plasti dip last week and after seeing your pics I'm convinced. I'd be curious how durable it is against the standard car wash wand.
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Man... that looks awesome. I was reading about plasti dip last week and after seeing your pics I'm convinced. I'd be curious how durable it is against the standard car wash wand.
It's very durable to water, dirt, sand and the like. It won't hold up against rocks buts a couple coats and it's solid. I've had mine on 3 months with no issues. Even went on a backwoods excursion with branches and brush cutting it hard for a day and a half; not a scratch
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:11 AM   #7
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It has also made it through a pressure washing on the wheels and frame
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It has also made it through a pressure washing on the wheels and frame
good to know...just curious, what's the best way to clean your plasti-dip rims, any specific cleaner?
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:42 AM   #9
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good to know...just curious, what's the best way to clean your plasti-dip rims, any specific cleaner?
It's basically rubber so I just use a big car wash sponge with hot water.
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It's basically rubber so I just use a big car wash sponge with hot water.
Sweet, i'll have to give that a try...thanks again!
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Just finished my JKU stock Rubicon wheels up last night. Here's how it looks (before and after) on the 4DR. It's dried overnight and the rubber is still a little tacky to the touch. Not sure if this is because it is essentially rubber or it hasn't had enough cure time.

Either way, I'll be hitting it with some type of armor all in hopes that it won't peel.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #12
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Just finished my JKU stock Rubicon wheels up last night. Here's how it looks (before and after) on the 4DR. It's dried overnight and the rubber is still a little tacky to the touch. Not sure if this is because it is essentially rubber or it hasn't had enough cure time.

Either way, I'll be hitting it with some type of armor all in hopes that it won't peel.
Looks great!!! I like how the rims look better in all black on your jeep and mine...well done
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:59 PM   #13
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I have to do this now.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:07 PM   #14
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The Rubicon wheels also come in black on black. My MOAB and the COD editions all have them.

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