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Old 07-31-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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So I'm thinking about doing this...

A few questions:

About how many cans did it take to do all 4 wheels?

About how long did it take you?

Anyone use the 'glossifier' clear coat stuff for the glossy look?


Pros - cons, etc.

I'm going to get a wheel & tire package eventually, but it's just not in the budget for the next 6-12 months and I'd like to switch it up in the mean time.
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So I'm thinking about doing this...

A few questions:

About how many cans did it take to do all 4 wheels?

About how long did it take you?

Anyone use the 'glossifier' clear coat stuff for the glossy look?

Pros - cons, etc.

I'm going to get a wheel & tire package eventually, but it's just not in the budget for the next 6-12 months and I'd like to switch it up in the mean time.
Do it!! My friend did it to his looks amazing!!
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So I'm thinking about doing this...

A few questions:

About how many cans did it take to do all 4 wheels?

About how long did it take you?

Anyone use the 'glossifier' clear coat stuff for the glossy look?

Pros - cons, etc.

I'm going to get a wheel & tire package eventually, but it's just not in the budget for the next 6-12 months and I'd like to switch it up in the mean time.
So first of all I did my bullet wheels and left the chrome lip

I used prolly 2 cans but I did 2 coats

It took me 3 hours to do 2 wheels but that included taping and a lot of cleaning the inside

I didn't use the glossifier but the matte looks really good

Here's a few pictures of it

Any other questions feel free to ask!!
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Re: Plastidip Rims

Awesome, thanks for the pics.

I have the stock wheels on, I can't decide if I want to do the whole thing, or tape them off to leave some of the aluminum showing. I don't care for the stock wheels on mine at all.
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No problem!
And I did the lip but I did like one thinner coat around the edge then took the tape off
You can't let it dry with the tape on or the plastidip sticks then peels off
But id say leave the chrome lip at first
Then If you don't like it just spray the rest of the lip
Much easier than doing the whole wheel first then having to peel it all off then tape it up!

Do you have a close up picture of one of the wheels?
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Re: Plastidip Rims

Google image. My car is black
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2 cans, a couple hours. My mistake was doing them on the car. So get a jack and take the tires off. I recommend getting black lug nuts though. Once u rotate the tires, the lug nuts could strip, so buy the black lug nuts.
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Just to warn you it doesn't peel of as easy as some people think or say.. I just did it 2 weeks ago and pealed it off.. It suckeddd
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No problem!
And I did the lip but I did like one thinner coat around the edge then took the tape off
You can't let it dry with the tape on or the plastidip sticks then peels off
But id say leave the chrome lip at first
Then If you don't like it just spray the rest of the lip
Much easier than doing the whole wheel first then having to peel it all off then tape it up!

Do you have a close up picture of one of the wheels?
Yeah I was thinking about leaving the lip - that way it would break it up a little.

When you taped it off - did you have to let it dry between coats and retape? How did that work exactly?
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What I did was I sprayed the outside 2 or 3 inches with a good coat then peeled the tape off then just sprayed the rest of the wheel and then just sprayed the next coat on most of the wheel except like the last inch or two

And when your taping off the lip it makes it easier if you cut little slits in the tape so it bends around the circle
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2 cans, a couple hours. My mistake was doing them on the car. So get a jack and take the tires off. I recommend getting black lug nuts though. Once u rotate the tires, the lug nuts could strip, so buy the black lug nuts.
Why was that a mistake?
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Re: Plastidip Rims

I watched a youtube clip last night of a guy who did his on the car - he just put a loose bag behind the wheel to cover the breaks, etc. It seemed easy enough - he just peeled the overspray off the tires and car.

Personally, I'll probably take them off, to make sure they get even coats, with no runs. Cause I'm picky about stuff like that.
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These are mine. 4 coats, 10 minutes between each coat. 2 and a half cans or so. Painted them on the car, just put a trash bag over the breaks. Don't ever spray the wheels from too far away, just around 4 inches away or so.
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Re: Plastidip Rims

You better get this project done ASAP, we all want to see the outcome!
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Google image. My car is black
I think it'd look real good if you left the lip but I'd also paint where the spokes go into the lip black
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I didn't cover the brakes lol but if u pull them off and lay em on the ground, u can get a better coat, IMO.
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Re: Plastidip Rims

i don't want to sound like everyone else, but plastidip will come off eventually. My friend painted the wheels on his benz and the paint came of in 2 weeks. IMO i would just paint the wheels. it costs like 60 bucks and is very easy.
you just take the wheels off. wet sand them. apply a coat of primer, 3 coats of paint, 3 coats of clearcoat 1 coat of gloss. and it looks BA.
I did mine multicolored. PM me if you have any questions
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i don't want to sound like everyone else, but plastidip will come off eventually. My friend painted the wheels on his benz and the paint came of in 2 weeks. IMO i would just paint the wheels. it costs like 60 bucks and is very easy.
you just take the wheels off. wet sand them. apply a coat of primer, 3 coats of paint, 3 coats of clearcoat 1 coat of gloss. and it looks BA.
I did mine multicolored. PM me if you have any questions
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I just took these pics and it's dark outside
So there is some glare :p
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The way I said it made it sound bad
My friend used plastidip on his benz's wheels
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Re: Plastidip Rims

im just getting into the plasti dip stuff...beginning to learn what it can and cant do. mine are painted with VHT satin black......if they flake off, ill try the dip and see. same paint took a serious beating on a recent trip to mid state NY....it will be the great experiment.
BTW alrefire.....you did a nice job on that combo...and the red brakes work well with that
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Thanks
Means a lot we put 13 hrs of work into that!
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Just to warn you it doesn't peel of as easy as some people think or say.. I just did it 2 weeks ago and pealed it off.. It suckeddd
The more coats applied, it get progressively easier to peel later, more coats -bigger pieces it will peel off in. Just 2-3 coats, it can be a real pain.

Use gasoline to essentially wipe away plasti dip.... Or blend
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Re: Plastidip Rims

varsol might work better tapake...
if its that much tar like base....it would remove it faster.

You're most welcome Alrefire...looked like you had a good bit of time invested with that good of a job...
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When I did my wheels, I took them off the car, and sprayed the inside and outside fully, tire and all with several coats.

This was when the wheels were still fresh from the factory.

I personally think it looks awesome on tires...

I've had plasti dip on other rims for over a year now....when clean, they look good as new. If you wash your wheels before spraying, you will probably miss some water which would cause peeling.
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Re: Plastidip Rims

good point.....probably better to wipe down with rubbing alcohol to take any residue off vs. washing...
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varsol might work better tapake...
if its that much tar like base....it would remove it faster.

You're most welcome Alrefire...looked like you had a good bit of time invested with that good of a job...
I'm sure a lot of chemicals would work, gasoline is very effective, maybe varsol is quicker, but not as cheap or readily available? Idk


Let's say you had a small tear in your dipped rim
Or w/e. dap and smear a gas soaked rag on the area....then you can spray and touch up with out a jagged edge

---------- Post added at 09:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:25 PM ----------

That would probably be the best option
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Just a side note, I haven't had to do any repairs like that on my rims....
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Plastidip is a pain to get off if you don't have enough coatings. If you leave it thin it won't stick together when you peel it. Do one light coat and 2-3 decent coats.
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I did mine 2-3 months ago, no touch ups so far.
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if you guys wanna c pics for the entire painting process i'll show you
it's pretty cool actually
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I want to do the plastidip because I can peel it off if I don't like it. Paint I'm pretty much stuck with. If I get the other on, and decide I hate it, a little elbow grease and I'm back at square one.

I don't care for the stock wheels at all - I'm hoping going black they'll at least be tolerable until I put the razors I want on
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well good luck with the plastidip!
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well good luck with the plastidip!
Thanks. I'm excited to see how it turns out. I've already started a list of other things to plastidip if it works out
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Thanks. I'm excited to see how it turns out. I've already started a list of other things to plastidip if it works out
I did the same and had the same thought. I'll keep my wheels plasti dipped until I need new tires, then I'll get a new set of wheels. The PD makes the wheels more tolerable lol
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