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letterskilled 02-21-2012 07:35 AM

Plasti-Dippin
 
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Plasti dipping wheels and emblems today. Pics to follow after I'm done.

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fdnc2774 02-21-2012 07:40 AM

Subscribed.. i wanna do this but need some schooling first

sneck 02-21-2012 07:56 AM

I'll be curious how the wheels hold up. looks like you actually take your jeep offroad, so subscribed!

4fit 02-21-2012 08:19 AM

Cool. Did my grill over a month ago and still looks like I just did it. Planning to do my door hinges and Trail Rated badge soon as well.

Cudda 02-21-2012 08:30 AM

How does this stuff hold up against a power washer or going through a car wash?

sneck 02-21-2012 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Cudda (Post 2056710)
How does this stuff hold up against a power washer or going through a car wash?

it doesnt

4fit 02-21-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by sneck

it doesnt

Has held up just fine for me and countless others.

slpnbyu 02-21-2012 09:08 AM

Best get your wheels re-balanced after plasti-dipping them.

kbwwolf 02-21-2012 09:12 AM

Here's a thread from a guy who did his wheels recently. Several comments in posts...one guy had it on his TJ wheels (I think) for 1.5 years. Some other people address the power washing thing.

Plasti Dip Coating Wheels

Sneck, you may just be too hard on your rig for Plasti-Dip. :D

sneck 02-21-2012 09:13 AM

I have it on my gas cap cover!

holds up great!

:dance:

kbwwolf 02-21-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by sneck (Post 2056865)
I have it on my gas cap cover!
holds up great!
:dance:

:rofl::rofl:

schnizdawg 02-21-2012 10:32 AM

I plasti dipped my wheels about a month ago and the road salt and snow haven't damaged the coating. Hell, I powerwashed the entire rig and really blasted the wheels. Stuff holds up amazingly. No peeling or discoloration at all. I used four cans on all five wheels. Took about 5 coats each wheel to make a nice thick layer. And I didn't bother to take the wheels off. Just taped up luggs and brakes and went to town after spraying some brake clean on wheels. Super easy.

Olsen185 02-21-2012 11:32 AM

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...5/IMG_2179.jpg

Did mine about 2 months ago and they are still holding up good. The road salt and car washing doesn't seem to bother it at all.

RoxstarD 02-21-2012 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Olsen185

Did mine about 2 months ago and they are still holding up good. The road salt and car washing doesn't seem to bother it at all.

That looks awesome!

schnizdawg 02-21-2012 02:32 PM

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Best get your wheels re-balanced after plasti-dipping them.
Not true. Bedlined yes but this stuff weighs nothing. Don't worry about balancing. I'd say about 80% of the weight in the can is accelerator so the plasti dip will dry to anything.

slpnbyu 02-21-2012 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by schnizdawg (Post 2057984)
Not true. Bedlined yes but this stuff weighs nothing. Don't worry about balancing. I'd say about 80% of the weight in the can is accelerator so the plasti dip will dry to anything.

Just a recommendation...

My experience is at considerably higher speeds than a Jeep's speedo even reads and a few grams can make a world of difference.

sneck 02-21-2012 03:01 PM

I think it's more a "if you modify your wheel/tire and then notice something weird while driving, get it rebalanced". I mean, the balance weights are only a few grams, it doesn't take much to unbalance something spinning at 60-70 mph. That's why people always recommend giving the jeep, and especially the wheels, a quick hose off after mudding, just to keep things working properly and without issue. it might not destroy your jeep, but hey, it might also cause some shimmy. no real solid answer other than modifying the wheels can potentially change the ride quality

real4x4 02-21-2012 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Olsen185 (Post 2057376)
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...5/IMG_2179.jpg

Did mine about 2 months ago and they are still holding up good. The road salt and car washing doesn't seem to bother it at all.

Did you take your wheels off to plasti-dip them? I like how they look alot.

Olsen185 02-21-2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by real4x4 (Post 2058498)
Did you take your wheels off to plasti-dip them? I like how they look alot.

Yes I took off the wheels (not tires) to spray them. It took a total of 4-5 coats until it was done. The plasti-dip is pretty much self leveling and very easy to work with. The only difficulty I found was getting a clean edge after it dried, doing the entire rim would have been easier. In order to get a nice edge what I did was take a strait razor and placed it on the tape line. As I pulled up the tape the razor would stop the plasti dip from pulling and giving a wavy line. I could have just run my razor down the tape line before I pulled but I didn't want any scratches in the rims if I decide to take off the plasti dip. One of the big bonuses of the plasti dip is the prep. Wash with soap and water, dry, then wipe with alcohol. You do not have to sand or scratch the surface so when you get tired of it you just peel it off and it looks as new.

ikonomore 02-21-2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Olsen185 (Post 2058643)
Yes I took off the wheels (not tires) to spray them. It took a total of 4-5 coats until it was done.

I'm copying your design once it gets warm here. They look terrific.

Jlmo 02-21-2012 07:59 PM

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I made a rock guard for my hood and it has held up great for the past several months. Gets power washed weekly.

I did remove the tape after each coat while the dip was wet to get a clean edge.

carsonx4 02-21-2012 08:16 PM

and this plasti dip stuff can be bought where, Wal mart? i would like to do my badges....i think it will look good..

RoxstarD 02-21-2012 08:17 PM

Walmart may have, got mine at lowes

caveatesq 02-21-2012 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by carsonx4 (Post 2059242)
and this plasti dip stuff can be bought where, Wal mart? i would like to do my badges....i think it will look good..

Home Depot has it for around $6 a can.

letterskilled 02-21-2012 08:24 PM

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Here's after pics. Did all wheels, jeep emblem, side reflectors, front turn signals.

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letterskilled 02-21-2012 08:26 PM

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Wheel after about 3 coats. That's when it starts evening out, put about 5 coats on. The stuff is amazing.

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letterskilled 02-21-2012 08:27 PM

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Doing the turn signal... 2 coats.

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letterskilled 02-21-2012 08:28 PM

Do a fair amount of weekend wheeling so I'll see how it holds up down the road and keep everyone updated. Lemme know if u have any questions.

X50ARM 02-21-2012 08:34 PM

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Did you mask off the emblem? Wheels look good, I may try this on mine. Already did my door locks.

letterskilled 02-21-2012 08:41 PM

Just masked off a square about a inch away from the emblem all the way around. Did about 4-5 coats and just peeled it away. For the inside of the E's and P, I just took a toothpick, picked at the middle until it got a hole in the middle of the plasti, then just rolled the toothpick and it pulled it all out. Not hard at all.


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