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Old 09-12-2014, 12:06 AM
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My wheel dilemma

So, I bought a 2014 Overland (with tech package!) - white. I didn't pay attention to the wheels when I bought it, got it home and decided I needed black rims.

Enter son number 1 - a Wrangler guy - "plastidip is answer" he says. So, I found some Summit wheels cheap locally ($200 for the set) and paid a guy $100 to plastidip them. Let them sit a week, mounted them, loved them.

Two days later the drivers front started coming off. So much for plastidip. I went ahead and peeled the other three off only to find that the guy had sanded one of the wheels some (he was supposed to sand down a few marks - he sanded the whole surface).

So now I have three great Summit wheels and one kinda sanded one. As I see it here are my options:

A. Bite the bullet and Buy some new black rims. Try to sell the Summit ones.
B. Have the Summit ones powder coated.

If I go "B", I either have to let the GC sit on jack stands for the three to five days for powder coating - or - 1. buy a cheap set of wheels / tires to use while they do them. (Am correct that late model Wrangler wheels will fit? Any issue with going to 17's for the short time I need them?) - or - 2. buy a set of more "off road" wheels / tires.

Or is there another option I've missed?
Thanks for any thoughts / recommendations.

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Old 09-12-2014, 12:51 AM
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The plastidip peeling after a few days.. sounds like he did a bad job. Either to few coats or maybe left something on the rim when he sprayed that one. How was removing it? Did it come off in big pieces or little ones?

Personally i have had plastidipped rims on my jeep for almost a full year never peeled till i did it. Redid them about 4 months ago.. 4 to 5 coats of black with the first two very light and the last 2 to 3 heavy. If you dont like a matte black look they sell glossifiver which adds a little gloss touch on them plus more layers of protection.

Either way i would try PD but do it yourself and make sure its done the right way while you either find a more long term solution aka new rims or you keep the PD. Sorry about your luck.
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The plastidip peeling after a few days.. sounds like he did a bad job. Either to few coats or maybe left something on the rim when he sprayed that one. How was removing it? Did it come off in big pieces or little ones?

Personally i have had plastidipped rims on my jeep for almost a full year never peeled till i did it. Redid them about 4 months ago.. 4 to 5 coats of black with the first two very light and the last 2 to 3 heavy. If you dont like a matte black look they sell glossifiver which adds a little gloss touch on them plus more layers of protection.

Either way i would try PD but do it yourself and make sure its done the right way while you either find a more long term solution aka new rims or you keep the PD. Sorry about your luck.
Good advice! With a product that allows "do overs", there is no reason to not give it a try.


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I would get them powdercoated. The finish is longer lasting and they'll actually look good up close unlike the plasti-dip.
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A nice gloss black powder coat would be my choice.
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I agree with the powder coat advice if you are sure you want them to be black.
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I would also powder coat them. And about your question if a 17 inch rim would work, I think from what I read in other post 17 inch will not fit. Can someone confirm this?
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17" wheels will not fit properly with HD brakes...without significant spacers. 18" clear fine.
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Re: My wheel dilemma

I spent a good part of the day looking at different rims thinking it might be easier to just buy some. Ouch! Everything I like, they like a lot!

I've found a guy that will powder coat them at a reasonable price so I'm going that route. I don't want the worry of if / when the PD MIT start coming off. Turns out he can do them this weekend so I'm just going to put it on jack stands instead of changing wheels temporarily.

Thanks for the advice.
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I spent a good part of the day looking at different rims thinking it might be easier to just buy some. Ouch! Everything I like, they like a lot!

I've found a guy that will powder coat them at a reasonable price so I'm going that route. I don't want the worry of if / when the PD MIT start coming off. Turns out he can do them this weekend so I'm just going to put it on jack stands instead of changing wheels temporarily.

Thanks for the advice.
Best of luck man
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Pictures by Tuesday?


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Re: My wheel dilemma

A little delay - I couldn't get the wheels to him in time for him to do them this weekend so travel plans mean that it will be a week or so. Pictures for sure when they're done!
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