Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   Tires & Wheels (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/)
-   -   Plastic Dip Coating Your Rims (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/plastic-dip-coating-your-rims-148242.html)

Phil Olson 03-22-2012 08:02 PM

Plastic Dip Coating Your Rims
 
5 Attachment(s)
Tried it and it worked great for me I've been riding on the rims for 2 mints now and they haven't faded or peeled one bit. I'm adding before and after pictures so you guys can see for yourselves I highly recommend it to anyone who is tired of the regular steel look and turning it to black.

I will later comment on the brand name of plastic dip I used but all you have to do is clean your rim as clean as you can make it and then give it as many coats as you want I chose 4 was enough. I taped the lug nuts and put them down so it wouldn't chipped when I go to put the wheel back on and I also popped out the center cap very easy with a small flathead screwdriver. Good luck to anyone who want to do it. It's not to difficult at all just takes some time doing it !!!

kbwwolf 03-22-2012 08:05 PM

They look great, IMO. If I had stock rims I'd Plasti-Dip em in a heartbeat. :thumb:

Jeeplover1 03-22-2012 08:06 PM

looks good im looking at doing mine soon. Did you use anything like alcohol to clean it with?

Tjdude08 03-22-2012 08:10 PM

I think im gonna do mine soon. Its the last silver looking part on my keep. Everything else is blacked out

Phil Olson 03-22-2012 08:12 PM

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

AZ Buffalo 03-25-2012 06:01 AM

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.

Phil Olson 03-30-2012 09:33 AM

No shimmy no wobble for me

Jeepmtb 04-02-2012 10:04 PM

How many coats?

AZ Buffalo 04-02-2012 11:22 PM

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.

wmwhitey 04-02-2012 11:27 PM

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.

AZ Buffalo 04-02-2012 11:28 PM

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.

appleman46 04-03-2012 12:35 AM

Rustoleum works well too
 
2 Attachment(s)
You can also try Rustoleum truck bed liner. Mine have stayed perfect going on about 8 months now.

Ben-o 04-03-2012 08:56 AM

You know with plastidip you don't have to tape it off...you actually shouldn't tape it off

mindhunter 04-03-2012 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by appleman46 (Post 2213426)
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.

mindhunter 04-03-2012 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AZ Buffalo (Post 2213280)
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?

Jeeplover1 04-03-2012 09:25 AM

Plasti dip is not for me. Tried it hate it. Looks good but waste of time bedliner for
Me

Ben-o 04-03-2012 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mindhunter
Where do you buy Plasti-Dip in spray cans?

Try dipmycar.com I think something like that

cocky grin 04-03-2012 11:26 AM

Do you spary the inside of the wheel aswell...sorry pretty newbie question but still

AZ Buffalo 04-03-2012 12:08 PM

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.

AZ Buffalo 04-03-2012 12:09 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Heres my results

AZ Buffalo 04-03-2012 12:12 PM

1 Attachment(s)
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

AZ Buffalo 04-03-2012 12:13 PM

Quote:

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.. :)

GonzoBobH 04-03-2012 01:53 PM

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

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...xL._AA160_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...2L._AA160_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...rL._AA160_.jpg

cocky grin 04-03-2012 06:28 PM

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 :)

AZ Buffalo 04-03-2012 07:08 PM

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.

appleman46 04-06-2012 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mindhunter (Post 2214050)
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.

Jeeplover1 04-06-2012 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by appleman46 (Post 2226019)
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?

AZ Buffalo 04-06-2012 05:02 AM

Quote:

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

Jeeplover1 04-06-2012 05:21 AM

Ok thanks so you recommend taping instead of cards?

AZ Buffalo 04-06-2012 05:34 AM

1 Attachment(s)
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.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.