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Old 04-29-2013, 01:59 AM   #31
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I vote yay. I'm going to do mine this weekend or next.

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:25 AM   #32
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I vote yay. I'm going to do mine this weekend or next.
Yes. Bored and did my grill. About an hr and $5-9. I'm content with how it turned our.



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How long did it take everyone to plastidip the wheels? On or off?
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How long did it take everyone to plastidip the wheels? On or off?
Reppo, if you do all 4 or 5 at the same time (off the jeep of course) it should take no longer than 45-an hour depending on how good you are at covering the wheel. Here is a picture of mine I did with a friend:

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:56 AM   #35
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Yes. Bored and did my grill. About an hr and $5-9. I'm content with how it turned our.



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Came out great, man! Thing thats gonna be my next thing I dip. Thinking about getting the drake off-road billet grille inserts and dipping those black, too!

btw, love that Billet Silver Wrangler-almost got one!
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Reppo, if you do all 4 or 5 at the same time (off the jeep of course) it should take no longer than 45-an hour depending on how good you are at covering the wheel. Here is a picture of mine I did with a friend:
How did you not do the lugs?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:16 AM   #37
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Came out great, man! Thing thats gonna be my next thing I dip. Thinking about getting the drake off-road billet grille inserts and dipping those black, too!

btw, love that Billet Silver Wrangler-almost got one!
Thanks! I wasn't actually planning on doing the grill, but with the ease of it, figured give it a try. Don't like it, it's an easy peel off.

I actually looked into those grille inserts. Not sure how much contrast would be there with black on black, or if it would be noticeable. Post some photos up if you do end up doing it!
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Did yall dip your wheels while they were on the Jeep or not? If you kept them on, did you use the trash bag method or painters tape method to cover your rotors and calipers? Or do you have a better method? And here's a super n00b question... Where's the best place to buy plasti dip?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:42 AM   #39
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Did yall dip your wheels while they were on the Jeep or not? If you kept them on, did you use the trash bag method or painters tape method to cover your rotors and calipers? Or do you have a better method? And here's a super n00b question... Where's the best place to buy plasti dip?
Remove rims. Flash card between tires and rims. Home Depot.
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Putting quarters on the lug holes works well if you take the wheels off.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:11 PM   #41
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How did you not do the lugs?
What we did was take the wheels off the jeep, lay them on a tarp and spray run with the tires on them. We then took paint thinner and a qtip to clean out the lug threads.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:15 PM   #42
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I actually looked into those grille inserts. Not sure how much contrast would be there with black on black, or if it would be noticeable. Post some photos up if you do end up doing it!
Matt, will do! Thinking of using the glossifier with the matte black in the grill and flat black on the inserts...at time of the job I'll have to experiment
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:33 AM   #43
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Plasti-Dip is great. You live in the states so purchasing these cans wont be bad for you i believe 5-10 bucks.
Here in Canada they cost 20 bucks a can. :/

Anyway, I did the front grills of 2 jeeps more than a year ago, and it still looks good to this day, no touch ups, nothing. been through all kinds of car washes - power washed it wiped it down, and still OK! I used 2 cans for each grill - i think worked out to 4 or 5 coats for each grill with about a 5 min break in-between each coat.

As a side note, i didn't bother covering the signals when i sprayed these. as soon as i was done the last coat, i let it dry a bit, and just peeled the signal light portion away with no issues. clean break from the rest of it.

This product works really well. I'm thinking of doing the inside of my hardtop next.
Any other tips on plasti dipping a grill? Would really appreciate it !!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:50 AM   #44
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Why get the nice wheels just to screw them up. Plasti dip looks like crap on vehicles.
I agree. I don't like any of the stock Jeep factory wheels but I think they look even worse when dipped. I seem to be the minority with this view... but hey, if you like it, dip anything and everything you desire. The whole "flat black" thing has me mystified.
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Yes. Bored and did my grill. About an hr and $5-9. I'm content with how it turned our.
Did you buff the paint off first?
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Did you buff the paint off first?
Yes, removed paint and then etched it real good with 100 grit paper.

No, you just clean it and spray over it.... It's a rubber coating. DO NOT BUFF THE PAINT OFF! YouTube it, lots of videos.
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Jeep Family- check this out! (sorry for the Hi-jack JeepMatt...)

If you live in the surround PA, NJ, or even MD (heck if your willing to travel) a close friend of mine is starting up his own business Plastidipping cars and in a very professional way! Custom colors are coming and his prices are extremely reasonable!

https://www.facebook.com/KustomDips?fref=ts

Right now, its in soft-launch form but he has tons of pictures of the works hes done (including my wrangler!). When the site goes full blast I'll let ya know.

Have any questions feel free to email him through the site!

BTW, tell em Cam sent ya

Thanks Guys!
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:30 AM   #48
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To each their own, it doesn't look bad, if it's weak or dainty or you have to worry about ripping it I'm not sure why it would be on a Jeep when you can buy black steel wheels for less than $60/ea. It looks good on the grilles, and other things I've seen it on, I didn't know until this thread that tearing was an issue.
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did my grille, door hinges and spare. love it.
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I'm not sure why it would be on a Jeep when you can buy black steel wheels for less than $60/ea. It looks good on the grilles, and other things I've seen it on, I didn't know until this thread that tearing was an issue.
Agreed.

I would be very hesitant to plastidip the rims, especially if its going to be offroaded. Of course cosmetically i think it looks great. I can't imagine any wheelin' and the rims lasting more then one trip out. Maybe the guys who have can chime in on their experience. I think my 15x8 blk wheels cost around $100 each through discount tires.

In regards to the tearing, from my understanding that is one of the beautiful aspects of this material. You can simply spray right over the torn area and it restores it decently well, unlike wraps.


I like the grill as more of a cheap 3m alternative and for cosmetics. I have considered spraying the bottom half of the doors before going offroading as I think it would really help protect with small branches and scratches you get when on the smaller trails.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:20 PM   #51
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Agreed.

I would be very hesitant to plastidip the rims, especially if its going to be offroaded. Of course cosmetically i think it looks great. I can't imagine any wheelin' and the rims lasting more then one trip out. Maybe the guys who have can chime in on their experience. I think my 15x8 blk wheels cost around $100 each through discount tires.

In regards to the tearing, from my understanding that is one of the beautiful aspects of this material. You can simply spray right over the torn area and it restores it decently well, unlike wraps.

I like the grill as more of a cheap 3m alternative and for cosmetics. I have considered spraying the bottom half of the doors before going offroading as I think it would really help protect with small branches and scratches you get when on the smaller trails.
Are your wheels scratched all up from wheeling? I haven't messed mind up. The plastidip holds up very well. If you go out and screwup your wheels, plastidip isn't the only thing scratched up. I would like to see if it does well on door scratches.
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Are your wheels scratched all up from wheeling? I haven't messed mind up. The plastidip holds up very well. If you go out and screwup your wheels, plastidip isn't the only thing scratched up. I would like to see if it does well on door scratches.
My thought in wheel scratches was more in context of mudding. My old rims, on another Offroad rig of mine, were destroyed from that type of offroading. Looking at the damage, I don't believe plastidip would have made a difference.

Which is why I was curious to hear more experience with those who have offroaded with plastidip rims to know how they hold up beyond the grocery store. Cheers.
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I did my wheels (sprayed them) about 2 years ago. Except for a very few, small peel spots, it's held up great.

ETA: I've been on trails three or four times since then. It's held up. Our trails are not real challenging in Northern Virginia, though (GW forest).
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I did my wheels (sprayed them) about 2 years ago. Except for a very few, small peel spots, it's held up great.

ETA: I've been on trails three or four times since then. It's held up. Our trails are not real challenging in Northern Virginia, though (GW forest).

Good to know for those looking to dip their rims! Cheers.
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Good to know for those looking to dip their rims! Cheers.
I'll see if I can't get some pictures up in the next few days.
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I finally tried the plasti-dip on my black jk unlimited. I did not enjoy the all black look immediately. I have seen more colorful wranglers and the black wheels look great. I think on the black wranglers, the alloy fits my taste better. Nice to try it for $30 and find out I didn't like the look before I paid for new or used rims.
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Why stop at the wheels and grill when you can dip the entire Jeep!

Stuff is addicting, I already changed my color 3x in the last 2 months.
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Why stop at the wheels and grill when you can dip the entire Jeep!

Stuff is addicting, I already changed my color 3x in the last 2 months.
How hard is it to do the whole jeep and how much does it cost
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How hard is it to do the whole jeep and how much does it cost
Check out dipyourcar dot com forums, some people have posts there of doing their full jeep. They sell 'car' kits with mostly everything you need. I think in the 250-350 range. Thinking of doing mine in camo tan this summer.
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Here is my 12' Sahara, I did the wheels and grill. I Have had NO issues with it peeling off what so ever. And I have gone through a salty rough winter here in Michigan an the only issue was the wheels faded a bit. But I with all the salt on the roads here, I wash it weekly regardless so it faded just a bit. I touched the wheels up about 2 weeks ago, took me about 10 mins to do.

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