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Old 02-19-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Plastic Dip Rims

I just bought a new jeep JKU I want to plastic dip my rims black and have never used it. Does anyone have any before and after pics of plastic dip rims?

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I just bought a new jeep JKU I want to plastic dip my rims black and have never used it. Does anyone have any before and after pics of plastic dip rims?
Hop on Dipyourcar.com and see what there is to see. I've had good luck with dip on wheels in the past. Just make sure you put it on nice and thick or you'll have a heck of time removing it! Let me know if you have any questions.

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I found that taking the wheels off and putting the layers on VERY THICK gave a much better finish. If you try to do it with the wheels on and do a thick layer, it will run.

The first time I did them, I had done 3 wheels, then on the 4th I accidentally put it on much thicker than I meant to and it looked WAY BETTER. I peeled the others off and started over.

You want to apply it so that it looks like if it were any thicker it would run. Not lightly dusted on like most painting jobs. I basically applied it until there was a nice "liquid" layer with no bubbles or spots. Then let that dry for about 15 minutes then put on another layer. Did about 5 or 6 layers.
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I found that taking the wheels off and putting the layers on VERY THICK gave a much better finish. If you try to do it with the wheels on and do a thick layer, it will run.

The first time I did them, I had done 3 wheels, then on the 4th I accidentally put it on much thicker than I meant to and it looked WAY BETTER. I peeled the others off and started over.

You want to apply it so that it looks like if it were any thicker it would run. Not lightly dusted on like most painting jobs. I basically applied it until there was a nice "liquid" layer with no bubbles or spots. Then let that dry for about 15 minutes then put on another layer. Did about 5 or 6 layers.
Hmmmmm.....that vehicle looks mighty familiar....


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Old 02-19-2014, 03:27 PM   #6
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Nah, your's looks way different. It has remote start.
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Nah, your's looks way different. It has remote start.



But for real....the +2013 Sahara rims are the bomb in all black. The aftermarket look for $35 of rubber in a spraycan.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info
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Forgot to mention one more thing.

When you're painting them, lay a nickel flat in each lug hole. Between each coat of paint, take the nickels out, then put them back before you start the next coat (so they don't stick to the wheel when the paint is dry). Otherwise when you torque down the lugs the plastidip will start to wrap around the lug and peel up a little.
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I did mine 2 weeks ago. I took the spare off and did that first just to see if I liked it... I did. I dont have jack stands so I did the remaining 4 wheels on the Jeep. I removed the lugs and taped the studs and put plastic shopping bags in to cover the rotors and brake pads. I prepped the wheels by washing with warm soapy water and wiping them down with acetone. I put 6-7 good coats on. I had no issues with running because I took my time and went very light the first few layers. They still look great even after all the snow and ice we've been getting in Pa. I've driven through some pretty high piles of hard frozen snow(yes... I know all snow is frozen... But you know what I mean) and it's still looking good!
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I did mine 2 weeks ago. I took the spare off and did that first just to see if I liked it... I did. I dont have jack stands so I did the remaining 4 wheels on the Jeep. I removed the lugs and taped the studs and put plastic shopping bags in to cover the rotors and brake pads. I prepped the wheels by washing with warm soapy water and wiping them down with acetone. I put 6-7 good coats on. I had no issues with running because I took my time and went very light the first few layers. They still look great even after all the snow and ice we've been getting in Pa. I've driven through some pretty high piles of hard frozen snow(yes... I know all snow is frozen... But you know what I mean) and it's still looking good!
Oh yeah. Looks nice. I'm ready to do mine. Where did u get u plastic dip?
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Nice jeep!
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What size lift is that and do up have a sway bar disconnect?
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Oh yeah. Looks nice. I'm ready to do mine. Where did u get u plastic dip?
I went to Lowes. It was about $40 for everything. 5 cans of plastidip, tape, acetone. I put it on thick and still have 2 cans leftover.
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My before and after.
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My before and after.
What color is ur jeep
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:06 PM   #18
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I think that might be "anvil" color. I could be mistaken.
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Yup, it's Anvil!
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What size lift is that and do up have a sway bar disconnect?
4" and Rubi disconnect.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:16 PM   #21
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Anyone know how long it should take me to plastic dip all 4 of my rims
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Finally plastic dipped my rims.

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I did my grill in plasti dip and my tail lights in night shades
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I did my grill in plasti dip and my tail lights in night shades
Was thinking about doing my grill. Looks good
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Anyone know how long it should take me to plastic dip all 4 of my rims
It doesn't take long. I sat outside, listened to some music and had a beer in between coats. Maybe an hour and a half including set up, and taking my time?
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Finally plastic dipped my rims.
Looks good! It's more work going to get the paint than it is to do.
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Nice job Jeff!! Looks like you got a nice thick, even coat on there!! How many layers did you do?
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Nice job Jeff!! Looks like you got a nice thick, even coat on there!! How many layers did you do?
Thanks. I believe I put 6 layers on all of them. I cant believe how good it came out. My neighbor want me to do his jeep next week now. Lol
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Dipped my wheels over the weekend.
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