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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

guys this thread rocks! i am SO going to do this on my WK... how is the paint holding up?? no chipping or anyhting??
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

I had a little chip but that was from a mechanic. The great part about diy paint jobs like this is, I taped it off and fixed it myself. But like I previously said, the wheels have held up to the day in and day out wear and tear of island life.
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

Hey guys, i don't know if you can get this stuff in the US, I'm sure you can, not sure what its called state side but Home Hardware here in Canada sells this stuff called Plasti Dip. Its got a million and one uses, essentially was developed to put a rubberized/plastic coating on handles of tools, etc... but we've found it stand up really well to the elements and is fairly durable and because it stick to just about any surface with out the need for prep or primer its fantastic product for automotive use.

Some people have used it to pant fender flares, body panels, trim and even wheels! It stand up to drive thru car washes and regular hand washes as well. The best part.....it peels right off like a banana peel if you want to remove it. I'll be doing some tests this weekend on my spare rim to see first hand how it works out on my WJ wheels but so far from the people i have been talking too its a great alternative to paint. Apparently if it chips off or peels in areas a spot job repair is possible and not noticeable. Thats another immediate advantage over paint imo.

Heres a link to an old car club i used to frequent and where I found out about it....

http://hondaprelude.to/forums/showthread.php?t=117519
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

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Hey guys, i don't know if you can get this stuff in the US, I'm sure you can, not sure what its called state side but Home Hardware here in Canada sells this stuff called Plasti Dip. Its got a million and one uses, essentially was developed to put a rubberized/plastic coating on handles of tools, etc... but we've found it stand up really well to the elements and is fairly durable and because it stick to just about any surface with out the need for prep or primer its fantastic product for automotive use.

Some people have used it to pant fender flares, body panels, trim and even wheels! It stand up to drive thru car washes and regular hand washes as well. The best part.....it peels right off like a banana peel if you want to remove it. I'll be doing some tests this weekend on my spare rim to see first hand how it works out on my WJ wheels but so far from the people i have been talking too its a great alternative to paint. Apparently if it chips off or peels in areas a spot job repair is possible and not noticeable. Thats another immediate advantage over paint imo.

Heres a link to an old car club i used to frequent and where I found out about it....

http://hondaprelude.to/forums/showthread.php?t=117519

awesome!!! im gonna do this when i repaint mine!!!
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awesome!!! im gonna do this when i repaint mine!!!
Cant wait to try that stuff myself. Comes in spray cans and in paint cans. You can dip it, brush it or spray it, spray is the key!
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

yea, their site says that Ace Hardware sells it...im gonna check it out after work...
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

You guys think we need to clear coat the Plasti Dip stuff?? I wonder how many coats of spray these guys are using as well
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You guys think we need to clear coat the Plasti Dip stuff?? I wonder how many coats of spray these guys are using as well
Idk, I wonder if it's a flat finish
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

Plasti Dip ... is this the stuff?

http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Intl-1...sr=8-1-catcorr
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^yup thats the stuff

They say you only need to coat the surface so it looks wet, that's it. One coat is whats needed 99% of the time. It dries flat but they have a clear if you want to give it a gloss finish. Again, this is second hand experience I'm sharing, my first trial with the product will be tomorrow. I'll start a new thread with pics then so as to not hijack this thread any further with Plasti Dip.
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

Crap. Now I have to black out what's left of my chrome, not like I didn't have anything else to do.

I wonder if it'll affect backup sensors? (I suspect so, but only one way to find out.)
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Re: How To; Paint your wheels w/ out removing them

YouTube has a bunch of vids on Plasti Dipping various items. Here's a guy who did the rims on his GTI:

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