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Plasti-dipped OEM wheels (temporary) thoughts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by DylansBase, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Feb 25, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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    DylansBase

    DylansBase [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Feb 25, 2013 at 1:14 AM
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    DDD

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    My thoughts:

    - Wheels look better black.

    - You have a impact wrench and air compressor and do not have a floor jack? WTF?

    - You lined up those 6 lug nuts nicely in the first picture.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2013 at 2:27 AM
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    monstertaco12

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    Looks good! I've had my stockers plastic dipped since the first day I had the truck
     
  4. Feb 25, 2013 at 3:44 AM
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    tundrataco

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    yep did the same to mine, but didnt even take them off of the truck.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:35 AM
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    roboots21

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    Hmmm looks like I may try this out. I have to take my stockers off of my truck as the finish has become very pitted and horrible. I am going to have them blasted and primered this spring and figure derp'ing them may be a good idea since they won't be run year round. Looks good OP!
     
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    GotLift37

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    do the 4runner in the background also
     
  7. Feb 25, 2013 at 5:57 AM
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    kingston73

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    I like it, I'm planning on doing that myself once the weather starts warming up a little, probably in april. I've read that plastidip itself can start looking dulled after a little while, is this true? I was thinking of doing plastidip first and then painting over that with another color enamel paint, maybe gunmetal grey or something. I figure if I don't like it and have plastidip as the base I can peel it off pretty easily.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    grizzlygoalie

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    Looks great, I plan on doing it once it warms up as well.

    As for fadding, I did it on my old Ram, after a year they weren't faded, just a little chip here and there that I just sprayed another layer over( the way plastidip works you don't have to worry about even coats after the first time)

    and its cheap enough that after a few years it needs a new coat to "freshen" up I'm good with that
     
  9. Feb 25, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    Def gonna try it on my stockers this spring as well before I spring to have them refinished or replace with new wheels.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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    dboz

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    Doing mine as soon as the weather breaks. Not going to waste money on new wheels. They don't hold up to the salt. I guess I could go Teflon coated, but why bother. Going to do all the badges also.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    Looks good. These 16" off road wheels look better in black than 17" Sports anyway imo.

    Should have done that to mine, as they were in rough shape but I since sold them. They were only winter wheels, and that brings up a question of how would plasti-dip hold up over a winter?
     
  12. Feb 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    Just fine, I had mine done for a year, and only time it really chipped was in the summer wheeling, and that was very minimal and was an easy touch up.

    If you do a good 4-6 coats you shouldn't have much of an issue
     
  13. Feb 25, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    rjsimz

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    Had mine done since November, 4 coats, not one problem.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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    DylansBase

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    I've plasti-dipped many things and I haven't noticed any faded paint yet


     
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