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Old 01-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Plasti Dipped my Canyons

Bit the bullet and said what the hell! If I don't like it, I can take it off. Cleaned them up best I could and even cleaned the back up a little. I saw where someone mentioned setting your lugs in the holes while you painted because they ran into an issue with the paint tearing and ruining the job the first go around with theirs. Taped off the holes, few coats here, few coats there, dry dry dry. Boom! I am very happy with the result. A few small rough spots but I ain't takin' it to a car show or nothin'! All the over spray on the tires just peeled right off when I was done

Figured this would hold me over till I get new rims and tires this spring (fingers crossed). I told my wife what I was doing this morning before she left for work and she said "I thought you said you were going to rake the front yard today." GUILTY! So in between coats and drying time, I raked the front yard






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Old 01-21-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Nice and even, I like the look of that a lot!

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Looks damn good, guess I'll be doing the same thing to mine now before I decide to get new ones.
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Bit the bullet and said what the hell! If I don't like it, I can take it off. Cleaned them up best I could and even cleaned the back up a little. I saw where someone mentioned setting your lugs in the holes while you painted because they ran into an issue with the paint tearing and ruining the job the first go around with theirs. Taped off the holes, few coats here, few coats there, dry dry dry. Boom! I am very happy with the result. A few small rough spots but I ain't takin' it to a car show or nothin'! All the over spray on the tires just peeled right off when I was done

Figured this would hold me over till I get new rims and tires this spring (fingers crossed). I told my wife what I was doing this morning before she left for work and she said "I thought you said you were going to rake the front yard today." GUILTY! So in between coats and drying time, I raked the front yard
Damn good. Looks like they were made that color. How many coats?
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Those look great! I wonder how doing just the spokes OR doing all but the spokes would look?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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Damn good. Looks like they were made that color. How many coats?
I did the passenger side first so I spend a little more time on them allowing more dry time between coats. I probably did 4-5 coats over a couple of hours. It was taking a lot longer than I expected to dry because we had kind of high humidity today.

I did the driver side a little quicker. Did a nice light coat and let it dry, second coat. Didn't wait as long and applied a good third coat and did a final nice thick forth coat. It was getting dark and they were a tad tacky still. I took my time putting them back on the Jeep and never touched the wheels even when putting the lugs in and tightening them.

Got off track....4-5 coats
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Those look great! I wonder how doing just the spokes OR doing all but the spokes would look?
Meh...I saw a picture somewhere where someone left the spokes the silver color and painted the inserts black. Wasn't my favorite. I would be interested in seeing the spokes black and leaving the inserts the dark gray color. Would be a lot of work taping off and I wouldn't go that route with the Plasti Dip with all those edges...one edge gets snagged or loose and away goes all your hard work. Would look good though!
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Looks very good! I miss my canyons. They just didn't have the BS I needed. I painted the pockets just before I sold them and liked it like that for about a week before they started reminding me of '70 Cragars on muscle cars. I should have went all black.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #9
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I have a set and that is exactly what I want to do... black spokes with the interior part grey. As soon as I get them cleaned and done will post.
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I have a set and that is exactly what I want to do... black spokes with the interior part grey. As soon as I get them cleaned and done will post.
Here's how mine turned out.
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Looks very good! I miss my canyons. They just didn't have the BS I needed. I painted the pockets just before I sold them and liked it like that for about a week before they started reminding me of '70 Cragars on muscle cars. I should have went all black.
Out of curiosity, how did you wind up with 3" Currie springs?
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Out of curiosity, how did you wind up with 3" Currie springs?
My wife bought them off some crazy guy named Gerald at Savvy for my Xmas present. I haven't had a chance to put them through the test yet as I'm dealing with a rear shock issue, but so far they ride nice. Much better than my old setup of v8 ZJ springs up front and 2" BB in back.
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My wife bought them off some crazy guy named Gerald at Savvy for my Xmas present. I haven't had a chance to put them through the test yet as I'm dealing with a rear shock issue, but so far they ride nice. Much better than my old setup of v8 ZJ springs up front and 2" BB in back.
Thanks, just curious because Currie doesn't sell a 3" spring, Savvy does because we had Currie make them for us.
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Visually I see one problem. Next time you get your tires balanced. Your going to have to re do the paint job. The removal and replacing of the wheel weight is going to destroy the plasti dip.
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Thanks, just curious because Currie doesn't sell a 3" spring, Savvy does because we had Currie make them for us.
I see. I just considered them to be Currie since that's the description on the website. I just fixed my shocks so I'll try to get them offroad soon.

PS... How's that work?
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I was told by a Currie vendor that they were thinking of coming out with a 2" lift. I called Currie and was told that they had no plans for a 2" lift, but that they made proprietary lift parts for Savvy. Is Savvy coming out with a 2" lift?


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Thanks, just curious because Currie doesn't sell a 3" spring, Savvy does because we had Currie make them for us.
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Visually I see one problem. Next time you get your tires balanced. Your going to have to re do the paint job. The removal and replacing of the wheel weight is going to destroy the plasti dip.
Oh I know. I have been on the fence about painting them black for a few months but was nervous about taking the permanent route. I plan on getting 32's in a couple months. Now that I know I like them black I will strip the Plasti Dip off before getting the new tires on and have the weights put on the back of the wheels. I will then permanantly spray them black and throw some spacers on.
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That's a plan.
You should leave em black. Then when the tire place ruins it freak out and tell them it cost you hundreds to get done. Maybe get some free tires.
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I was told by a Currie vendor that they were thinking of coming out with a 2" lift. I called Currie and was told that they had no plans for a 2" lift, but that they made proprietary lift parts for Savvy. Is Savvy coming out with a 2" lift?
I don't know of any plans at the moment for a 2" lift. I don't know that we would do a lift without most of the correct pieces you need anyway and for a 2" all you need is a budget boost and at some point, an adjustable front swaybar and some shocks.

Not really our specialty.
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That's a plan.
You should leave em black. Then when the tire place ruins it freak out and tell them it cost you hundreds to get done. Maybe get some free tires.
I HOPE you aren't serious.
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I've seen worse things done.
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Thanks for clarifying that. Have a good evening!


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I don't know of any plans at the moment for a 2" lift. I don't know that we would do a lift without most of the correct pieces you need anyway and for a 2" all you need is a budget boost and at some point, an adjustable front swaybar and some shocks.

Not really our specialty.
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I've seen worse things done.
What ever you do to justify shitty morals...
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You sound mad.

OP what spacers are you looking at?
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You sound mad.

OP what spacers are you looking at?
Haven't looked into it that much yet. I know they are usually $200 for all 49. Wouldn't mind finding some used.
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Yeah...spidertrax get alot of rave.
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Looks good. I'm Curious as to how they will hold up??
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About the OP... how many cans of plasti-dip did you use?
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About the OP... how many cans of plasti-dip did you use?
Almost 3 cans.

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