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Old 08-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Post Plasti dip rims and grill

First i would like to say this is my first write up and please dont me to hash on me

little bit of history:
so after i installed my lift my tires and rims looked a little goofy and i like black rims myself anyway and i ave a 2.5 rc with nexten 31inch A/T II tires with jeep ravine rims and after forum searching i saw someone do a grill and i hadnt seen to much on rims so here we go...

1st. you will need jackstands lug wrench 2-3 cans of plasti dip (i like haveing extra) masking tape and paint thinner thats about it

step 1
lay out all your tires after you have washed then good with car wash soap and water make sure they are dry next tape all your lugs and set them in where they would usually be so that you dont have gunk in there. and this stuff just peels right off tires so no need for masking


step 2
Prep wheels with paint thinner or rubbing alcohol make sure you get all dirt off including the bead (will need to spray that later dont miss it!!!)

step 3
now the fun stuff shake your plasti dip for like 2 minutes atleast and do a very light tack coat so it doesnt run then or later spray evenly as possible this stuff is very forgiving though so dont go crazy neat.

step 4 respray another coat around 15 minutes later and and you will see it start to take shape and keep adding coats untill you get about 4 on there my 3rd coat i went on very heavy and was sure to cover every edge and be sure to rotate your self around the rim to get different angles to see where you missed heres some more pictures along with a few mistakes where i tried to smooth out a drop of plasti with my finger







this is the final dry product some tips would be keep shaking the can between rims and avoid globing it on in one area to much now as far as cleaning use amour all prouducts and mild soap and water and theese will last for years and touch up is easy as could be just spray on a coat here and there if desired



i i did my grill the same way a few weeks before holding up good




before lift and plasti

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Looks good man! I did the same thing with my stock canyon wheels. I found a set of black lug nuts for like $25 on ebay and I think they'd add a nice finishing touch for you. Just an idea.

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Looks good man! I did the same thing with my stock canyon wheels. I found a set of black lug nuts for like $25 on ebay and I think they'd add a nice finishing touch for you. Just an idea.
I put black Gorilla lug nuts on all of my stuff but there is a cheep way to black out your lugs. Check out...

ColorLugs - Home

They are sleeves that fit over the lugs. I have used them on all of my toys for a couple years. PS that is my car on the front page but not affiliation, just a fan.

OP... nice work on the grill. I'm thinking about doing that soon, any tips on masking? My TJ being white I feel like the prep has to be perfect.
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i'd like to see some long term feedback on how it holds up & how it works with touch up. i'm thinking about doing this to the grille of my other truck. i've painted things before, but after rocks chips do their thing, touch up is always uneven. i used a bedliner on the front of my F150 & that doesn't seem too bad when touching up.
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do the lugs stay black after using an impact on them i want to get black but i dont want the chipping and as far as masking i just put paper towels in between the grill "slats" so i wouldnt get the radiator gonked up and the stuff comes right off anything so dont worry about over-spray but when its preped well it sticks good but the grill has held up really well so far ps. im a h1 fan too
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i was gonna do bedliner but it was gonna be a lot more work and its harder to get clean this stuff its easy spray on touch up and amourall it to clean it after car wash but if your doing touch up dont put amour all on for at least a week
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i'd like to see some long term feedback on how it holds up & how it works with touch up. i'm thinking about doing this to the grille of my other truck. i've painted things before, but after rocks chips do their thing, touch up is always uneven. i used a bedliner on the front of my F150 & that doesn't seem too bad when touching up.
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do the lugs stay black after using an impact on them i want to get black but i dont want the chipping and as far as masking i just put paper towels in between the grill "slats" so i wouldnt get the radiator gonked up and the stuff comes right off anything so dont worry about over-spray but when its preped well it sticks good but the grill has held up really well so far ps. im a h1 fan too
I keep forgetting plastidip comes off easy so prep is not that critical. I'm going to try that soon, I bought 2 cans of it, think that will be enough for just the grill?

Re the lugs, I have used black lugs on a few things and they always chip and start to rust at some point. I have also tried powdercoat and anodizing with the same results. Thats why when a member of the viper club posted about the colorlug sleeves I ordered them up. Cheap and they look cool too. The last 3 sets I have used colored sleeves but for you the black would be perfect. Here are a couple pics.

Red ones on my truck...


White on my Jeep...


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Have enough extremely beastly looking cars/trucks? Hahaha nice!
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looks good and nice toys you got there and 2 will be plenty i used about a can on my grill
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Have enough extremely beastly looking cars/trucks? Hahaha nice!
Haha, I like strange stuff I guess. Thank you.

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looks good and nice toys you got there and 2 will be plenty i used about a can on my grill
Thanks for the help!
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I keep forgetting plastidip comes off easy so prep is not that critical. I'm going to try that soon, I bought 2 cans of it, think that will be enough for just the grill?

Re the lugs, I have used black lugs on a few things and they always chip and start to rust at some point. I have also tried powdercoat and anodizing with the same results. Thats why when a member of the viper club posted about the colorlug sleeves I ordered them up. Cheap and they look cool too. The last 3 sets I have used colored sleeves but for you the black would be perfect. Here are a couple pics.

Red ones on my truck...


White on my Jeep...


Red on my last Viper.
i do have to ask what do you do for a living and is that a lambo in the garage?
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That is a Lambo in my garage but its not mine. My buddy brought it over to work on it. We converted it to RWD... a lot more fun to drive now I sold the Viper btw to fund my hummer build.
I'm a stay at home Dad!
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the Mrs. must have an amazing income to have a stay at home parent with those toys
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the Mrs. must have an amazing income to have a stay at home parent with those toys
Mrs Alice is pretty sharp

GSXR fan? Me too and I sold my beloved GSX1300BK to buy my Jeep after an old lady tried to kill me. Be safe.
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Looks good man! I did the same thing with my stock canyon wheels
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Nice write-up, never did one.....but goo job.
Good looking end product.
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Great job on the write up and the pictures really help! I did my grill a couple weeks ago and really like it. I had trouble getting the color even initally then realized it just took several coats before it looked good.

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Thats why when a member of the viper club posted about the colorlug sleeves I ordered them up. Cheap and they look cool too. The last 3 sets I have used colored sleeves but for you the black would be perfect.
Alice- can you paint the color lug sleeves? They look great but I'm wondering if I can use MOPAR paint on them to get them to match my paint. Their website doesn't say what they are made of.

Thanks and cool toys!
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GSXR fan? Me too and I sold my beloved GSX1300BK to buy my Jeep after an old lady tried to kill me. Be safe.
kept my screen name out of habit. i stopped riding a few years back after a wreck on my last bike (02 R1)

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this stuff its easy spray on touch up and amourall it to clean it after car wash but if your doing touch up dont put amour all on for at least a week
amour all? what does that do to the plastidip? does this actually have a gloss look to it?
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Great job on the write up and the pictures really help! I did my grill a couple weeks ago and really like it. I had trouble getting the color even initally then realized it just took several coats before it looked good.


Alice- can you paint the color lug sleeves? They look great but I'm wondering if I can use MOPAR paint on them to get them to match my paint. Their website doesn't say what they are made of.

Thanks and cool toys!
They are plastic and very flexible, they even stretch out a bit for a tight fit when you slip them on. Sadly I don't think it would work. It might be worth it to call or email him and see if he has any other colors in the works, super cool guy.
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but you definitely have an impressive set of toys



amour all? what does that do to the plastidip? does this actually have a gloss look to it?
no its just cleans it i use mothers black magic and a spounge it works better
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another question......i've been searching & it looks like there are 2 shades of black. the matte black (part # 11203) and black (part # 11203-6).....what have you guys used?
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another question......i've been searching & it looks like there are 2 shades of black. the matte black (part # 11203) and black (part # 11203-6).....what have you guys used?
i used matte black myself but post pics when your done
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Only problem I see is Plasti-Dip does not bond with the base surface. One small scratch and moisture will get behind it and corrosion begins. I've seen it happen with bedliner and other "rubberized" coatings. But, I also live in Michigan with long winters and road salt.
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Only problem I see is Plasti-Dip does not bond with the base surface. One small scratch and moisture will get behind it and corrosion begins. I've seen it happen with bedliner and other "rubberized" coatings. But, I also live in Michigan with long winters and road salt.
i live in florida so i dont have that problem and this is the first ive heard of it
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To me plastidip is a temporary thing. Its like a real life photo shop to see if you like the look and the color. You can always remove it and try another color or texture. If you love the look you can do something permanent. Its like a vinyl wrap job but in a can Just my take on it.
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cant wait to dip my rims black this weekend!
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anyone on this thread finish there rims?
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Will automatic car washes remove plastidip? (Don't worry not putting jeep through car wash but other car which I plan to plastidip some exterior parts =p)
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No you can spray them with a pressure gun. I've done 2 sets of rims, they look great when sprayed but a few months later they get dull looking and fine dirt stays in it. You can't scrub them clean so it's hard to get dirt, etc out

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