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04-19-2012 06:49 AM
cocky grin
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Originally Posted by AZ Buffalo

If you are spraying OE wheels you wont be able to see the inside of them. I was worried about this too, but they turned out great..
2x
04-19-2012 06:44 AM
AZ Buffalo
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Originally Posted by JKUCRUSHMIKE
Has anyone dipped the backside as well. I don't want to look through the spokes and see silver wheels.
If you are spraying OE wheels you wont be able to see the inside of them. I was worried about this too, but they turned out great..
04-19-2012 04:31 AM
JKUCRUSHMIKE Has anyone dipped the backside as well. I don't want to look through the spokes and see silver wheels.
04-06-2012 05:37 AM
Jeeplover1 i see i also found out if you dip something against a newspaper it will stick to it lol
04-06-2012 05:34 AM
AZ Buffalo 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.
04-06-2012 05:21 AM
Jeeplover1 Ok thanks so you recommend taping instead of cards?
04-06-2012 05:02 AM
AZ Buffalo
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Originally Posted by Jeeplover1

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
04-06-2012 04:18 AM
Jeeplover1
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Originally Posted by appleman46 View Post
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?
04-06-2012 04:11 AM
appleman46
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Originally Posted by mindhunter View Post
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.
04-03-2012 07:08 PM
AZ Buffalo 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.
04-03-2012 06:28 PM
cocky grin 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
04-03-2012 01:53 PM
GonzoBobH 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

04-03-2012 12:13 PM
AZ Buffalo
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Originally Posted by AZ Buffalo
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..
04-03-2012 12:12 PM
AZ Buffalo 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
04-03-2012 12:09 PM
AZ Buffalo Heres my results
04-03-2012 12:08 PM
AZ Buffalo 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.
04-03-2012 11:26 AM
cocky grin Do you spary the inside of the wheel aswell...sorry pretty newbie question but still
04-03-2012 09:29 AM
Ben-o
Quote:
Originally Posted by mindhunter
Where do you buy Plasti-Dip in spray cans?
Try dipmycar.com I think something like that
04-03-2012 09:25 AM
Jeeplover1 Plasti dip is not for me. Tried it hate it. Looks good but waste of time bedliner for
Me
04-03-2012 09:16 AM
mindhunter
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Originally Posted by AZ Buffalo View Post
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?
04-03-2012 09:14 AM
mindhunter
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Originally Posted by appleman46 View Post
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.
04-03-2012 08:56 AM
Ben-o You know with plastidip you don't have to tape it off...you actually shouldn't tape it off
04-03-2012 12:35 AM
appleman46
Rustoleum works well too

You can also try Rustoleum truck bed liner. Mine have stayed perfect going on about 8 months now.
04-02-2012 11:28 PM
AZ Buffalo 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.
04-02-2012 11:27 PM
wmwhitey 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.
04-02-2012 11:22 PM
AZ Buffalo 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.
04-02-2012 10:04 PM
Jeepmtb How many coats?
03-30-2012 09:33 AM
Phil Olson No shimmy no wobble for me
03-25-2012 06:01 AM
AZ Buffalo 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.
03-22-2012 08:12 PM
Phil Olson 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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