|06-26-2012 01:30 PM|
|06-26-2012 12:59 PM|
Back on topic..I used a wheel and tire cleaner to get any other grime or residue off the rims, wiped them dry and then took my canned air and hit the areas around the weights since mine were on the outside and also inside the lug holes just to make sure there were no little spots of water.
I took the wheels off the Jeep so I popped the center cap off and used old lugs to stick in the holes when I sprayed so I didn't have to worry about peeling it off the lugs before putting them back on the Jeep. After the final coat, remove the lugs while the everything is still wet. You want to do this because if you let the lugs sit there while the Dip dries, they will also dry to the Dip so when you go to take them off, it will try to peel off. I wrapped tape around my lugs and kind of twisted about an inch of tape coming straight off the tip that way when I pulled them out, I just grabbed the little tape handle I made.
Factory finish does not peel off when removing the Dip. When the stuff dries it's pretty much like a latex glove wrapped around the surface of your rims. When I peeled it off, it pretty much all came off in one piece except the lug holes. I had to peel each lug area afterwards. And it will peel off by itself if you don't do the proper prep of the rim..and again...take your time and have a beer or 3 while you wait. When you wash them with the Dip on there, just use a steady stream of water. If you drive through an automated wash (which I don't recommend on any vehicle), use a pressure washer, or a hard spray from your water nozzle, you will be fine.
Again....even if it does come off after a few months, it's $6 a can and you got to enjoy some beer on a hot afternoon.
|06-26-2012 11:22 AM|
|06-26-2012 11:14 AM|
|LSixer||Question on scuffing up. I had someone tell me to use fine steel wool rather than emory paper. Anyone have some experience with steel wool?|
|06-26-2012 09:40 AM|
I did mine with plasti dip about 4 months ago, its a DD and is holding up great. No chips, cracks or fadding.
|06-26-2012 09:04 AM|
|CJVJeep||The center caps pop out....just use whatever you chose (Bedliner, plasti dip) and spray the wheels while caps and lugs are off.......|
|06-26-2012 01:54 AM|
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|06-25-2012 06:26 PM|
|alice the cat|
|06-25-2012 03:32 PM|
|MustangWrangler||Also it allows you to see how your Jeep will look with black wheels. If you hate it...peel it off, if you love it...leave it and consider bedlining them in the future. I approved of the look of mine afterwards so I ended up buying black soft 8's.|
|06-25-2012 03:23 PM|
|06-25-2012 03:05 PM|
|Doublesnook||Well I live in Florida so humidity might be a problem. Do you think I should do it or something else l?|
|06-25-2012 02:02 PM|
The proper way is taking your wheels off but you don't necessarily have to. It makes for a better final product though. I took mine off and cleaned them really well and got any grease and grime off of them. The last thing you want is to spend the time spraying them and the Plasti-Dip not adhere in spots because they weren't cleaned properly.
Just take em off and tape off the openings on the back side of your wheels so the over spray doesn't get on the back. Put some old lugs or your current lugs in the lug openings when you spray them. You want to do that because if you don't, once you start twisting the lug back on it will grab the dip down in there and will pull it off.
Some people mask their tires off with playing cards but I just sprayed them getting the spray on the tires because...well it just peels off afterwards. I put a light base coat down and then a second and third heavy coat. You want to put a good thick application down because it makes life much easier when the day comes you want to peel it off. If not you will be picking little pieces off all day long!
Obviously let it dry and make sure you don't do it on a humid day because it creates a weird finished texture and can also have moisture trapped on the surface of your rims causing it to want to peel off.
|06-25-2012 01:43 PM|
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|06-25-2012 01:34 PM|
I'll be the first Plasti-Dip response! Did mine in January and just peeled it off 2 weeks ago to sell them with the factory finish. Held up GREAT for nearly 6 months...I was impressed.
|06-25-2012 12:39 PM|
|06-25-2012 12:22 PM|
|CJVJeep||Rustoleum bed liner|
|06-25-2012 11:48 AM|
|BlackJack7||I just painted mine with bed liner. I posted a thread the other day, I love the way it came out.|
|06-25-2012 11:24 AM|
|GasHog||Powder coat matt black|
|06-25-2012 11:22 AM|
You have a Jeep, they are called wheels.
I just painted a set with Rustoleum grill paint. You need to scuff them up and remove the gloss first.
|06-25-2012 11:19 AM|
|Zetsumei||Bring on the Plasti-dippers! Lol. I used the Rustoleum wheel paint and it looks really good. The big thing with bed lining, rustoleum wheel pain, plasti-dip, etc. is the preparation.If you prepare right it should chip, and with most of these options you can just give it a quick coat every year or so to freshen it up.|
|06-25-2012 11:11 AM|
|Sasquatch 4x4||are you talking about the black showing dirt or the bedliner? Bedliner is a good choice because it looks good and is very durable as long as you do it right (a few coats and give the paint the right amount of time to cure). my wheels are bedlines and have held up pretty well to scratches, they show dirt from mud and stuff but whats the big deal its a jeep.|
|06-25-2012 11:05 AM|
I have been looking into painting my rims black. I love the look. However I don't know what to use. I was thinking bedliner, then agin it shows dirt and I am afraid of easy chipping or scratching. What is your opinion?