|12-04-2013 07:46 PM|
My job is finished! I ended up getting 31" duratracs on, so they look a lot nicer now. But I was unable to take a good picture as the rims are trashed(live on a dirt road). However, I was surprised how well the plastidip held up to them putting new tires on the rims. I only got bare spots where my old weights used to be, and some scuff around the edges. Which the thicker tire covers anyway. Will touch then up come spring, but for now they look a whole heck of a lot better than stock.
|12-02-2013 07:34 PM|
|12-02-2013 05:53 PM|
|12-01-2013 12:46 PM|
Hailed Razz, thanks for sharing.
This goes out to everyone, how durable is the Plasti-Dip to tire cleaners / Armour All, etc? My luck it will eat the Plasti-Dip.
|12-01-2013 10:39 AM|
|12-01-2013 04:18 AM|
Have been really wanting to plasti dip my weathered wheels. But due to only weekends off, and very little free time even then, i had to do them one at a time daily. Using my spare as a filler while one is off for dipping. This project has been held up for a few weeks due to a leaky valve in my spare, miss-matched lug nuts that i wanted to replace with all 3/4th, and finally a completely stuck lug that i had to drill out. This is the naughty little bugger right here.
Finally i got around to removing, cleaning, and dipping last night. Realizing brake cleaner wasn't the best choice in removing the brake dust. It trashed the finish on one of my rims.
Gonna' try rubbing alcohol next time. Luckily, i don't plan on going back to stock anytime soon. And if i do, i'll be re-painting them.
The first one i dipped completely dry except for a few touch-up spots.
That bubbling in the bottom-right corner i cut out and re-dipped. Boy i'm beginning to love this stuff. I mounted it and took off the next one in the complete dark, so no picture of it mounded yet.
The second one drying. I began realizing more about how this stuff lays the second time around. I focused around the nooks and crannies making sure i got everywhere, and the rest of it was mostly finished to to over-spray. I try to do multiple light coats, but it's difficult with the canyon wheels as they have so many curves that you have to spray into. Both times I've ended up doing one heavy coat.
Will post before and after pictures once she's all done. Unfortunately, not all shiny due to the salt on the road
|11-30-2013 10:36 AM|
Thought u plasti dippers may like this. Yellow is plasti dip. Black is bed liner. Been this way for about 2 months holding up well. Sprayed in a paint booth with hplv gun. 15-20 coats. Thin, thin coats.
The oil spots are not mine.
|11-29-2013 12:41 PM|
|11-29-2013 11:57 AM|
|gcb3||Might be a dumb question but do you have to spray the inside of the wheel? Meaning, is it noticeable if you don't?|
|11-27-2013 10:41 PM|
|11-27-2013 09:46 AM|
First time plasti dipper here. Did my rims, while waiting I did my D rings too. I think it looks great, will have to take better pics later. Hope it hold up in this snow that we got already.
|11-18-2013 05:25 PM|
|11-18-2013 04:23 PM|
It would show like one of those Shoot-N-See targets.
|11-18-2013 03:36 PM|
|11-17-2013 06:32 PM|
|gcb3||Update, turned out better than I thought, not perfect but better than before|
|11-17-2013 08:33 AM|
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|11-17-2013 08:21 AM|
|gecko4||Beer caps in the lug nut recesses, upside down. Just lift them out before the dip dries.|
|11-17-2013 08:19 AM|
|11-17-2013 08:17 AM|
|CDBillet13||It will peel off the tire. Goo gone and wd40 also pretty much melt it if you need to remove it from anywhere|
|11-17-2013 08:12 AM|
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|11-14-2013 09:02 PM|
|11-14-2013 08:58 PM|
Either way, it is a good looking rig!
|11-14-2013 07:19 PM|
|BostonStrong77||Did my wheels a few weeks ago but haven't had a chance to get these up.|
|11-04-2013 04:39 PM|
Just did my wheels last weekend. Also painted my calipers with that Dupli-Color caliper paint.
|11-02-2013 10:05 PM|
|11-02-2013 09:07 PM|
|MikeZagurski||Heres the thing. Yes, i am a plasti-dipper and i will stand for it and say IT DOES WORK. Through car washers, power washes, it holds. You have to always know that no matter how many people get on this thread and say "it doesn't hold up".. they are indeed wrong. Why? Because no matter how many people say it doesn't, there are some to say it does. And the ones who say it does hold are the ones who actually apply it right, let it set/cure and follow the standard procedure never have a problem. Do it right and enjoy it!|
|11-02-2013 08:51 PM|
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