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Old 03-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Plastic Dip Coating Your Rims

Tried it and it worked great for me I've been riding on the rims for 2 mints now and they haven't faded or peeled one bit. I'm adding before and after pictures so you guys can see for yourselves I highly recommend it to anyone who is tired of the regular steel look and turning it to black.

I will later comment on the brand name of plastic dip I used but all you have to do is clean your rim as clean as you can make it and then give it as many coats as you want I chose 4 was enough. I taped the lug nuts and put them down so it wouldn't chipped when I go to put the wheel back on and I also popped out the center cap very easy with a small flathead screwdriver. Good luck to anyone who want to do it. It's not to difficult at all just takes some time doing it !!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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They look great, IMO. If I had stock rims I'd Plasti-Dip em in a heartbeat.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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looks good im looking at doing mine soon. Did you use anything like alcohol to clean it with?
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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I think im gonna do mine soon. Its the last silver looking part on my keep. Everything else is blacked out
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I used soap and water and scrubbed the heck out of it ad then used alcohol to clean up the last of it before I sprayed it I also hit it with the hair dryer so they're we're no streaks
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:01 AM   #6
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Have you noticed any unbalance of the wheels now, any shimmy or woblle. Im getting ready to do this myself. Just debating on whether I should use paint or not.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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No shimmy no wobble for me
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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How many coats?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #9
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I did 5.
Dust coat
Light 1st, 2nd coats
3rd and 4th a little heavier
5th a nice smooth pretty heavy coat
I used about 4 1/2 cans. I bought 6 incase I flubbed a wheel or something.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #10
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I just got done doing my Trail rated emblem and have done rims in the past for you asking what to clean them with I used Windex and it has lasted good.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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I used MEK to clean my wheels, but I guess some people on here used denatured alcohol. Also I used index cards and stuck them between the wheel and tire, but if I was to do it again I would mask around the wheel with tape/paper. Some of the cards would blow out from the air pressure of the Plasti-Dip.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:35 AM   #12
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Rustoleum works well too

You can also try Rustoleum truck bed liner. Mine have stayed perfect going on about 8 months now.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #13
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You know with plastidip you don't have to tape it off...you actually shouldn't tape it off
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You can also try Rustoleum truck bed liner. Mine have stayed perfect going on about 8 months now.
Does that Rustoleum bed liner fade at all in the sun? I want to paint some stuff on the exterior of my Jeep with it, but I'm afraid it will fade like the 3M undercoat spray. I sprayed by gas tank with that undercoat spray and changed from black to light gray after one summer.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #15
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I did 5.
Dust coat
Light 1st, 2nd coats
3rd and 4th a little heavier
5th a nice smooth pretty heavy coat
I used about 4 1/2 cans. I bought 6 incase I flubbed a wheel or something.
Where do you buy Plasti-Dip in spray cans?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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Plasti dip is not for me. Tried it hate it. Looks good but waste of time bedliner for
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Where do you buy Plasti-Dip in spray cans?
Try dipmycar.com I think something like that
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #18
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Do you spary the inside of the wheel aswell...sorry pretty newbie question but still
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #19
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I didnt, i laid newspaper on the ground. Laud the tires flat, wiped them with cleaner, then again with a clean dry rag. You cant see inside the wheel to notice if you did/didnt spray in there.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #20
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Heres my results
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #21
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You could probably just wipe tham down and spray them. The material wont stick to your tires, just peel it off. I used index cards, but it was more of a PITA than masking your tire off or just spray n pray..lol
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You could probably just wipe tham down and spray them. The material wont stick to your tires, just peel it off. I used index cards, but it was more of a PITA than masking your tire off or just spray n pray..lol
Sorry for my sorry ass spelling.. Im tired..
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #23
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I didn't know that they made camouflage plasti dip.
Was searching for a green and found this:

Amazon.com: plasti dip camo: Tools & Home Improvement

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I'm gonna do my spare 2nite to see if I like it and ifso ill do the rest so I can hold out a bit longer on new wheels
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Make sure you let it sit for a while. Run a single wrap of tape around your lug nuts and place them in the holes on the wheel. I F'd one of my wheels cause I was tightening the lug and it bound on the Plasti-Dip. I had to respray that part and it kinda looks crappy. You have to look hard to see it, but just trying to save you some grief.
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Does that Rustoleum bed liner fade at all in the sun? I want to paint some stuff on the exterior of my Jeep with it, but I'm afraid it will fade like the 3M undercoat spray. I sprayed by gas tank with that undercoat spray and changed from black to light gray after one summer.

Nope, no fade. Although, I've been out of the country for 4 months now, but my wife hasn't said anything about them fading. It's pretty sturdy stuff, I don't see it fading any time soon.
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Nope, no fade. Although, I've been out of the country for 4 months now, but my wife hasn't said anything about them fading. It's pretty sturdy stuff, I don't see it fading any time soon.
how many coats did you do?
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how many coats did you do?
I did 5.. Light dust coat then slightly heavier coats with extended wait times between the 3,4,5 coats. Took me about 4 hours from start to finish including prep time. Temp was about 70ish outside. Just wait until your coats begin to look flat and you should be good for the next coat. I used about 5 1/4 cans
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Ok thanks so you recommend taping instead of cards?
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Some say no tape, but if i was going to do it again i personally would mask them off. With the maskin method you can stay off the rim just a hair, the dip wont stick to your tire and when you unmask you wont mess up the dip on the rim.. Just my opinion.. Check this pic from another member.
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