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Old 01-26-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Well I plasti dipped my wheels today

Thought I'd give it a shot since I did my emblems last weekend. Overall I'm glad how it turned out. Had the most trouble getting it to thick inside the little recesses at the top of the spokes on the off road wheels. There are a few minor blemishes but u can't see them from farther than about 2 feet. They look better now IMO than they did after the tire shop scratched them all to pieces. Overall very happy with the outcome and its a cheap fix. My center caps are back on now they weren't dry yet when I took this photo Well I plasti dipped my wheels today-imageuploadedbytapatalk1359245199.964390.jpgWell I plasti dipped my wheels today-imageuploadedbytapatalk1359245219.846829.jpg
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Looks good!
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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Thanks wasn't as bad as I thought had my girl friend running the hair dryer between coats lol. really made the process move along pretty quick put 4 coats per wheel, should be enough I think
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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Good job. One day I will get the nerve to do it.
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how many cans did you go through total?
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Bout 3 might have been more when they got close to empty I used new can just in case it blew bubbles when it got close to empty
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
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now i understand your thread about black lug nuts.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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Lol yeah gonna order some soon I painted the factory ones they look fine for now but sure an impact will ruin that
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #9
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They look good! Nice thing about the dip is if you do ruin it on your lugs you can just spray again and it blends right in. No need to mask anything off.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:05 PM   #10
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Yeah that is a good thing pretty handy stuff
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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nice look! I am planning on doing the same to my 2012 crome clad wheels. I'm thinking about going with either Black or Gunmetal Gray with my Black truck..
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I wanted the gunmetal, I'm sure it would have looked better but I never could find it besides online
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #13
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i think the black looks awesome on your truck. I just don't want all black, want some contrast so that is why i'm thinking Gunmetal. The black with your gray looks great.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #14
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Keep us posted how long they last. I did mine about 3 weeks ago and there's already a huge bubble on each of the two back wheels.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #15
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Will do I'm little worried bout might I suck at painting went back today and touched up some small spots I didn't get as good
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Your rims look great man! This past Thanksgiving I did my 15" wheels and center caps with the black and they came out beautifully. I did 6 coats (only 4 on the inner reveal) with 3 cans. After 2 months they still look great and no chipping yet. I think you'll really like the durability. I don't think you can ever go wrong with more than 4 coats.
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I've had it on my wheels now for almost a year with no problems. You have to make sure they are super clean before you dip them. Also follow the directions on the can, especially for the temp.
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Nice. Dipped mine and left it for about 6 months until I had a tire fixed and they thrashed it. I peeled all the dip off all four wheels in about 15 minutes. Easy!
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Just an update on my wheels. The plasti dip has held up far better than I expected. It hasn't been on but a few months, but its been through some nasty mud. And several pressure washings, and I hadn't had any chips yet. My biggest complaint is that they are hard to keep the dirt off. It's like it clings to it and doesn't spray off as easily. Anyone know anything that helps clean them? Seems I heard simple green or mean green works but I could be wrong. Anyone know of anything??
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