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Semi Plasti Dipped wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RRDave, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Oct 20, 2012 at 4:08 AM
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    RRDave

    RRDave [OP] Well-Known Member

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    08 Black TRD
    CAI, AT2525XL, 2.5" spacer, 1.5" AAL, DNX6140 HU c/w rearview cam, Fog Light Mod, Custom rear dog seat,
    I've been struggling with the idea of painting my rims. I bought the truck used and recently the inside edge of the spokes have begun to pit pretty seriously and even flaked off in a couple of spots. The face of the rims are still in pretty good shape and I didn't want to paint the whole rim black. I really like black rims, but mostly I light coloured vehicles (I like the contrast). I found a post from another member who had painted their rims like this and I think it looks awesome. Ideally I would like to buy a set of Dick Cepek DC-2's, but I figured I would try a couple of cans of Plasti Dip first.

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    I have some concerns about how well it adhered to the center caps, so I may have to do them first. I also tried to to the dimples on the face of the rims (which would have look great), but while pealing the excess one of them came off so I had to take them all off. The other thing I considered doing was continuing the black all the way to the edge, similar to the DC-2's.

    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

    Yamaha Dave Well-Known Member

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    Trust me I am a believer and user in Plasti-Dip and many members have Plasti-Dipped their wheels, BUT in your case I would highly recommend you use Duplicolor wheel paint. Here is the reason why:

    Plasti-Dip does well on most clean, smooth surfaces such as; plastic, all types of metal, and fiberglass. Keyword here is SMOOTH. I have used Plasti-Dip on wheels that had previous corrosion underneath, and even though I prepared it very well by sanding and what not, it still eventually starting peeling itself off.

    I have no doubt in Plasti-Dip though over a clean smooth surface though, I have a bumper that is going on at least a year and a half Plasti-dipped that stills look great and hasn't peeled or flaked one bit.
     
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