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Post by hobbit712 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:28 am

I guess I am now. This is what people call themselves after using Plasti-dip on some project.

I recently purchased new tires for the Jeep and thought I may as well put new rims on it at the same time. The tires were scheduled to be installed a week ago Monday.

So I ordered four rims from Amazon to be delivered Saturday and Sunday last weekend. Just in time to be installed with the tires at Sam's. Well as luck would have it, one of the rims arrived bent. I sent them back as I couldn't get new one in time for the install.

So the new tires got installed on the old rims. Not without issues however. I had to take it back Friday due to a leaking valve stem. Image

So this weekend after some YouTube research I Plasti-diped my wheels. I only got two completed. I needed more time and Plasti-dip. Most recommend a whole can per wheel.

Here are the results. I'm still not sold but the family and friends I've shown it to seem to like it.
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Post by Torrid » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:38 am

The black does look good. I never applied it but someone blacked the on my Jaguar before I bought it and was peeling so I removed it. My understanding is that if it's done properly it does last a few years without too much issue.

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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:46 am

Love it. I'd plastidip everything.
One day I'll try it on a watch

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Post by mellonb1 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:20 am

Looks real good. Much better dipped.

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Post by r.palace » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:08 pm

Torrid wrote:The black does look good. I never applied it but someone blacked the on my Jaguar before I bought it and was peeling so I removed it. My understanding is that if it's done properly it does last a few years without too much issue.
Dipped the emblems on my accord close to 3 years ago and they’re still holding up fine
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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:23 pm

On small items plast-dip works. On rims mine pealed really easy so they looked like shit fast. But your experience might vary for sure.

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Post by Axelay2003 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:31 pm

So, are you "dipping" these wheels into a vat of paint?

With regards to the emblems, did you remove them, pastidipped and then replaced on the vehicle??
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Post by hobbit712 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:51 pm

Axelay2003 wrote:
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So, are you "dipping" these wheels into a vat of paint?

With regards to the emblems, did you remove them, pastidipped and then replaced on the vehicle??
Its in a can like spray paint. It just dries to a very thin vinyl like coating.

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There is a can you can actually dip into as well. Might use on a tool for more grip. Pliers, etc.
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Post by hobbit712 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:54 pm

All kinds of colors as well. Metallic and gloss finisher too.
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Post by r.palace » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:17 pm

Axelay2003 wrote:So, are you "dipping" these wheels into a vat of paint?

With regards to the emblems, did you remove them, pastidipped and then replaced on the vehicle??
No. Placed painters tape around the emblem and the places I didn’t want any paint (inside the emblem for example) and sprayed
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Post by Torrid » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:42 pm

r.palace wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Torrid wrote:The black does look good. I never applied it but someone blacked the on my Jaguar before I bought it and was peeling so I removed it. My understanding is that if it's done properly it does last a few years without too much issue.
Dipped the emblems on my accord close to 3 years ago and they’re still holding up fine
Mine was on the wheels and the previous owner liked to curb the wheels tearing off the finish.

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Post by Ryeguy » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm

I may do my Tacoma rims. The paint on mine is chipped pretty badly. Was thinking of buying new rims, but maybe this will work to get by for the winter.

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Post by Selym » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm
I may do my Tacoma rims. The paint on mine is chipped pretty badly. Was thinking of buying new rims, but maybe this will work to get by for the winter.
I wonder if it would be cheaper to have them restored. OEM alloy wheels are usually pretty expensive.

This shop just started following me on Instagram. I have zero experience with them, but they're sort of in your neck of the woods.

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Post by Ryeguy » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:34 am

Selym wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Ryeguy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm
I may do my Tacoma rims. The paint on mine is chipped pretty badly. Was thinking of buying new rims, but maybe this will work to get by for the winter.
I wonder if it would be cheaper to have them restored. OEM alloy wheels are usually pretty expensive.

This shop just started following me on Instagram. I have zero experience with them, but they're sort of in your neck of the woods.

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Thanks! I'll give them a call.

From what I've read, Toyota had some rim paint quality issues on their aluminum rims during the 2005 - 2015 or so model years. The paint just flakes off the rims and looks pretty bad.

The rims would need to be stripped and painted. If I can get them fixed for less than $200 a corner, I'll do it.

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Post by four20 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:31 am

Panerai7 wrote:Love it. I'd plastidip everything.
One day I'll try it on a watch
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Post by four20 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:35 am

Selym wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm
I may do my Tacoma rims. The paint on mine is chipped pretty badly. Was thinking of buying new rims, but maybe this will work to get by for the winter.
I wonder if it would be cheaper to have them restored. OEM alloy wheels are usually pretty expensive.

This shop just started following me on Instagram. I have zero experience with them, but they're sort of in your neck of the woods.

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Post by Ryeguy » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:02 pm

four20 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:35 am
Selym wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm
I may do my Tacoma rims. The paint on mine is chipped pretty badly. Was thinking of buying new rims, but maybe this will work to get by for the winter.
I wonder if it would be cheaper to have them restored. OEM alloy wheels are usually pretty expensive.

This shop just started following me on Instagram. I have zero experience with them, but they're sort of in your neck of the woods.

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Dude, I used to live in New Haven and worked in Bridgeport CT in the early '90's. I remember watching drug deals go down on the corner across from my building and seeing the homeless people camping out under the highway overpass as I drove home. You never worked late and you never stopped at red lights after dark. It was almost routine to come in on a Monday morning and have to duct tape over bullet holes in office windows. Bridgeport was a bad town.

Scummersworth is more redneck than ghetto. I can deal with redneck.

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Post by hobbit712 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:40 am

I finished the two front wheels yesterday. Let's see how long this will last.Image

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Post by hobbit712 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:50 am

And for grins and giggles I did the gear shift handle. Image

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