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Old 09-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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to plasti dip or not plasti dip

Should I plasti dip my stock rims to black until my tires wear out and I get black rims .
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Absolutely. I did my 2010 GT and love it. An inexpensive way to see what it looks like before spending on rims.
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Re: to plasti dip or not plasti dip

What rims do you have?
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I have the stock 2010 GT wheels.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:06 AM   #6
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Re: to plasti dip or not plasti dip

Anyone plasti dip the rims on a daily driver? How does it hold up to everyday use, including the rain?

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Re: to plasti dip or not plasti dip

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Anyone plasti dip the rims on a daily driver? How does it hold up to everyday use, including the rain?

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There are people who plasti dip their entire cars so I suspect that it holds up well.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:43 AM   #9
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I have it on my semi-daily driver. I also have a motorcycle. It holds up very well. I got my platidip (matte black) at a hardware store here for about $5.50 a can. I was worried about durability so I put on 5 coats on the wheels, I also did the inside if the wheels so you could not see any difference from surface to surface. It took me a full Saturday because you have to wait about 1/2 hr between coats. I even had to redo one because ad I was putting the wheel on I caught on the lug bolt. As I tightened the lug nuts it grabbed the plastidip and started to pull it away from the metal. I didn't want a bubble, so I ripped off the plastidip and redid it.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:01 AM   #10
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Plasti dip will hold up very well if you know how to layer it right. Start off with a light coating just enough to darken them wait about 20 mins and do 2-4 heavy coats just not to heavy were it build up.
Id recommend getting the paint gun lever attachment that clips to spray cans its very helpful. Here some before and after pics of my aftermarket rims..
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:20 AM   #11
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Anybody plasti dip their wheels a color other then black.I have a black stang and I want to plasti dip my wheels grabber blue cuz I want to get some grabber blue racing stripes.
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Not to jack a thread, But to be efficient I'll ask on a plasti dip thread. If I dip my Premium painted rims that have the chrome accent, will it take off the paint or mess up the chrome?
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #13
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Re: to plasti dip or not plasti dip

Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking of just a coat or two to darken the stock rims a little that come with the V6 performance package.

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Only the plastidip will come off your chrome will be perfectly fine
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:11 PM   #15
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I know that this is for Mustangs, but I plasti dipped my 2011 Toyota Tundra. It's held up great! Had it for about two months so far. Changes the look completely!
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #16
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Just plasti dip my wheel with wheel paint coat and wheel clear coat I think I did too much clear idk...

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Old 09-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #17
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Re: to plasti dip or not plasti dip

looks good!
you should have painted the brake calipers while you were at it
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #18
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It looked weird in person.... stock looked better it was too much clear coat I think now its a paint taking it off as I type this lol.....
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