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11-21-2014 09:48 PM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by ltlbigfoot View Post

Here ya go-
Do it they look awesome
Looks damn good.
11-20-2014 06:58 AM
ltlbigfoot
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Originally Posted by AaronG View Post
I need to see some pics of Rubicon wheels to convince me to do this during my next tire rotation.
Here ya go-
Do it they look awesome


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11-20-2014 01:14 AM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by t.schabel View Post
If i plastidip my stockers and then have new 33's mounted and balanced, will the new tires chip off and cause the dip to start peeling?
Yes. But it's so stupid easy to redo them that you'll laugh at yourself for even worrying about something like this.
11-19-2014 07:49 AM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by AaronG View Post

These wheels are what I want to see an example of.
Just go buy two cans for 10 bucks you cheapo. Plus if you don't like it you can take it off.
11-18-2014 06:32 PM
SuperDave81
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Originally Posted by t.schabel View Post
If i plastidip my stockers and then have new 33's mounted and balanced, will the new tires chip off and cause the dip to start peeling?
probably.
11-18-2014 12:57 PM
t.schabel If i plastidip my stockers and then have new 33's mounted and balanced, will the new tires chip off and cause the dip to start peeling?
11-13-2014 01:15 AM
TnDMaker Mine are getting done saturday! Can't wait
11-12-2014 05:23 PM
AaronG
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
How's this?
These wheels are what I want to see an example of.
11-12-2014 03:04 PM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by AaronG View Post
I need to see some pics of Rubicon wheels to convince me to do this during my next tire rotation.
How's this?
11-10-2014 05:58 PM
AaronG I need to see some pics of Rubicon wheels to convince me to do this during my next tire rotation.
11-10-2014 12:39 PM
BardoFett Did mine this weekend. Had the gunmetal Grizzlies...LOVE the new black. PS - I didn't bother masking anything - figured it was a big waste of time, since Plastidip just peels right off the tire.

I did take the tires off, first, but I also didn't bother w/ the lugs, because I figured they'd get scratched every time I took a wheel off, anyway. Then, just for kicks, sprayed the center caps red. Turned out better than I thought.





11-08-2014 07:42 PM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by SuperDave81 View Post
Did mine today.
Looks amazing. Do three wheeling trips and post after pictures.
11-08-2014 07:30 PM
SuperDave81 Did mine today.

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04-19-2014 08:07 AM
johnblahuta88
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Originally Posted by jloffio View Post
Has anyone painted the lugs? If so do you paint them once mounted or dismounted?

I imagine they'll get stripped if painted then torqued.
Your better off painting the lugs. I dipped mine and I they don't get messed up during torquing. Mostly when I play in the mud is when the dip gets dinged.
04-18-2014 11:39 AM
jloffio Has anyone painted the lugs? If so do you paint them once mounted or dismounted?

I imagine they'll get stripped if painted then torqued.
04-16-2014 05:51 PM
mack4877 So ik this was about plasti dipping the wheels but has anyone done line X or a bedliner instead?
04-16-2014 12:44 AM
ajwhite
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Originally Posted by dkaise4 View Post
How long have these held up? i really want to do them on my black TJ wrangler. I have mickey thompsons on them.
I sprayed mine almost 2 years ago now. The only wear on them is when i scraped up against a rock and it scuffed a couple inches off where it touched. Otherwise I've found it to be incredible how it looks just as good as when I applied it before.. And all it took was 10 bucks..
04-15-2014 08:54 AM
Stevenkrans
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Originally Posted by dkaise4 View Post
How long have these held up? i really want to do them on my black TJ wrangler. I have mickey thompsons on them.
Years if done correctly.
04-11-2014 01:59 PM
dkaise4
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Originally Posted by jeffk42 View Post
Since I managed to screw up my first couple of tries at doing a Plasti Dip coat on my stock wheels, I figured that maybe I could save someone else the trouble.

Before:


Materials:

  • 5 cans of spray-on Plasti Dip
  • Bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Wheel cleaner
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Soft Cloth
  • Something large and disposable as a backdrop (I used a large piece of cardboard)
  • Roll of blue painter's tape

1) Remove the wheels. I did two at a time so that I could be cleaning and masking one in between applying coats on the second one. Just to save some time.



2) Clean the wheel the best you can. I used a pressure washer to get as much of the dirt and brake dust off as possible, then a scrubber and some S100 to scrub the rest off (and clean up the tire sidewalls a bit too). And I know, S100 is supposed to be a motorcycle thing, but I had it laying around and couldn't find anything else. Did the trick though.

3) Let the wheel dry, and then put some alcohol on a cloth and give the wheel a once-over with that. Remove the center cap (unless you want that painted too).

4) For masking, I used standard blue painter's tape. Some people use index cards and I tried that, but I wasn't very good at it and the index cards kept moving in the breeze. Mask the main areas around the tire including the white lettering. Overspray that makes it past the tape can be brushed off afterwards, if you can even see it.

5) The holes for the lugs need to be covered. I made the mistake of spraying the entire inside of those holes when I did my first three wheels. Upon mounting the spare back on the Jeep, the lug nut twisted the coating and caused the entire coat to start peeling off the wheel as I torqued it down. I had to redo it. Then with the other two wheels, I had to take a knife and surgically remove the inner portion of all 5 holes, which is a real pain. So for the remaining wheels, I used the blue painter's tape to cover the "visible" portion of each of the 5 lug nuts.



Place the lug nuts in the wheel to clock the contact portions. Fully masked:



6) Now we start painting. Very important -- do not attempt to fully black out the wheels on the first pass. If you do, there's a good chance that it will start to bubble or pool up, and it will be difficult to fix later. Stay about 12" above the wheel and spray evenly all around, don't worry if there is still silver showing through in some spots.



Let it dry until all of the black has lost it's wetness/glossiness. Depending on conditions, it's usually 5-15 minutes. Then repeat the process. Continue repeating until you have at least 4 coats and the entire wheel is black. Make sure to check around the lug nuts, around the valve stem, and around the edges.

7) After the final coat has been sitting for a few minutes, carefully pull our the lug nuts without touching the rest of the wheel. You can then start carefully removing the masking from the wheel.



8) Flip it over and spray the inside as well. I sprayed everything except the center portion that would contact the hub.

9) After a minimum four hour dry time, pop the center cap back in (if applicable) and mount the wheel back on the Jeep and start on the next one. Personally, I made sure to be careful with the surface for a full 24 hours, just to be safe. But I mounted them after 3 or 4 hours, just handing by the tire and not the wheel.

Final result:





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Best part -- if anything gets screwed up, just wait for it to fully dry and peel it off and start over!
How long have these held up? i really want to do them on my black TJ wrangler. I have mickey thompsons on them.
12-01-2013 02:46 PM
johnblahuta88 It might peel from remounting but some paint thinner will fix it. Just re paint after the thinner and it will look like new.
12-01-2013 11:13 AM
Blonderider85 What's the wear time for the plasti dip? Also when I upgrade my tires in the spring.... will the coating get peeled from re-mounting etc?
11-16-2013 07:38 AM
johnblahuta88 Usmc I have the same bright white with black hardtop
11-15-2013 11:13 PM
USMC Wrangler
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Originally Posted by johnblahuta88 View Post
Nice dip job. I plan on this being my first mod on my white wrangler unlimited.
You'll love it, I do!
11-14-2013 07:56 PM
johnblahuta88 So on my sti I plasti dipped the rims with them on the car and it turned out great. Has anyone here tried that.
11-14-2013 11:38 AM
Bakwa Great thread guys. It's nice seeing what works and what doesn't work before you do something. Time to go and try my luck with it.
11-13-2013 11:10 PM
johnblahuta88 Nice dip job. I plan on this being my first mod on my white wrangler unlimited.
10-29-2013 08:26 PM
wvujaw I cant wait to do this. Dont pull my man card but I cant paint for s**t, might have to call in the ringer, my wife!
10-21-2013 11:27 AM
cptcrunch Plastidip works great. Glad to see of all these great results in this thread. I've used them on wheels and body parts in the past and all has weathered great and removed without any problems.
10-08-2013 04:31 PM
maggard5 Great write up. Followed it with perfect results. Thanks to the OP!


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