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PLASTI DERP - Wheels!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Forster46, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Sooo, I know many people are not fans of plasti derp, but I think it does have some very useful applications. Such as badges, emblems, bumpers, and even wheels. My question is this, how well do you think plasti dipping chrome wheels would turn out?

    I would really like black wheels because I want to black out my truck. But I HATE my chromeys and I just cant afford to go and buy new rims right now.

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    I think these wheels could look pretty cool if they were blacked but I'm not sure how well it would work applied on chrome. Thoughts?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    I have brand new durtracs on these guys btw, not those bald ass pieces of rubber.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    I think it will work fine. Go for it! If it doesn't work you can peel it off.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    Johns Taco

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    Derp them wheels!
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Do it. Then if you ever get new wheels, you'll easily be able to return yours to chrome for a better sale.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    This is what I was hoping to hear! If all goes well I will be doing my grill surround, rear bumper, and badges as well.

    Where is the best place to find cans of this? Just Home Depot or places like that?
     
  8. Dec 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    Home Depot and I think ACE has a verity of colors.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Interesting... Well, I know there are threads on how to do this, so here I go!
     
  10. Dec 12, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    :woot: post pics STAT!
     
  11. Dec 12, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    Lowes also has the goods. Also if you dont want to jack up your truck and take the wheels off then you could do the deck of cards trick

     
  12. Dec 12, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    let us know how it turns out. I want to do mine also
     
  13. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    Don't do it. Those wheels are nice. You will regret it. JMHO
     
  14. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Do it! What have you got to loose minus $7 and a few hours of your time. You already said you HATE the chrome so anything different will be an upgrade. Plus if you change your mind you can just peel it right off.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Yes the only reason I don't have a problem doing this is because I know it will come off easily if I want it off, I'm just worried it may come off TOO easily. But I will give it a shot. I have seen the deck of cards trick in pictures before, but does anything peel off when you take the cards off?
     
  16. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    id buy 2 cans. just to put a few coats on it. i did mine in 3 coats then rolled the truck forward and sprayed it lightly another 3 times.

     
  17. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    Do it then post it
     
  18. Dec 13, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    if you go ripping the cards out quickly then you have a chance to rim some of the plastidip off. go card by card (some will be attached together by the spray) and even grab a razer blade to cut it. Also if you get some on your tires its ok because with the elements it will come off

     
  19. Feb 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Hey guys sorry for the late update, I think I'm gonna try this out this weekend. I gotta go buy the derp still. Should I spray the inside of the wheels all the way back?
     
  20. Feb 6, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    Not sure what you mean, but if think those would look good if you plastic dipped the entire rim minus the lip, and just leave the lip chrome IMO
     
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