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DooNorth 04-09-2012 05:01 PM

Dippin the wheels
 
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Here was my weekend project before I dropped it off at the shop.
1. sanded rough patches w/ 800 grit
2. Cut out old sheet or newspaper and leave 1-2" around rim
(painters tape would not stick to the tire)
3. Primed with rustoleum
(used newspaper as a backdrop as I worked around the rim to avoid overspray)
4. Sprayed dried surface with plasti-dip
*(2 very light coats, followed by 1 medium coat, followed by 2 heavy coats...ALLOW SUFFICIENT DRY TIMES BETWEEN COATS)
-You will likely notice small bubbles if you hold down the sprayer continuously and then pump it a couple times. shake can often and spray upside down into newspaper now and then to clean the tip.
-My solution to this was to tear up a clean sheet of printer paper and very slightly knock down the high spots and let dry as it can be covered by later coats. As I got to the final coat I got pretty good at running the can and had no further issue with it.
- It blends very well and after you get the base coats on there is no need to worry much as you can really go crazy, just don't get to the point of pooling!
-TIP... Spray a little heavier along the outside area of the rim and overlapping the exposed 2" of tire as it will make the clean-up process much easier
5. Pick at the overspray on the tire and it will start coming up in a big string. Pull slowly at a steep angle to avoid pealing off the rim.

I am really happy with how they turned out, now it's a waiting game to see how long they last and how well they clean up.

One thing I did notice after getting them balanced with the weights on the inside today that there was a rim left between the lug nut holes from the balancing machine. I did not look close enough to see if it will just wash off or if it actually effected the surface.

***What tire shine/cleaning products have been used without eating the plasti dip?

GrnBeltWarrior 04-09-2012 07:22 PM

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Looks real good. I have not heard of issues cleaning items that are dipped.

01grand 04-09-2012 09:43 PM

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Wow, those wheels look good dipped! I never liked them shiny, but the black makes a huge difference. Good work!

Calxn 04-09-2012 09:44 PM

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:)Awesome work! I dipped my wheels probably a month ago and they are perfect still. I washed my jeep at a car wash and the plasti dip stayed on. Also, cleaning the wheels was so much easier. The dirt came right off and they looked like I just dipped them. :thumbsup:

DooNorth 04-09-2012 10:36 PM

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Thanks all!

The car is in the shop for the week getting some other stuff done and the new wheels/tires put on so I have not even seen it with new sox and shoes yet, pretty anxious! If I could get a decent day above 40 degrees I am doing my wipers, badges and roof rack, might even go crazy on my door dinged side panels and rocker panels. This stuff is pretty awesome.

I've heard some people used some types of tire shine and it ate the plasti dip right off.. any issues with that?

Also, has anyone used the glossifier? If so, is it worth it to even spend the money?

I ordered the wheel kit on 4/2 from dipyourcar.com and still have not recieved it. I emailed, left a phone message and still have not heard back!! When I talked to someone the day of my order they said it should be there by 4/7.. good thing home depot carries the black, but now I have to gloss them when they are on the car..dumb!

Calxn 04-09-2012 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by DooNorth (Post 610201)
Thanks all!

The car is in the shop for the week getting some other stuff done and the new wheels/tires put on so I have not even seen it with new sox and shoes yet, pretty anxious! If I could get a decent day above 40 degrees I am doing my wipers, badges and roof rack, might even go crazy on my door dinged side panels and rocker panels. This stuff is pretty awesome.

I've heard some people used some types of tire shine and it ate the plasti dip right off.. any issues with that?

Also, has anyone used the glossifier? If so, is it worth it to even spend the money?

I ordered the wheel kit on 4/2 from dipyourcar.com and still have not recieved it. I emailed, left a phone message and still have not heard back!! When I talked to someone the day of my order they said it should be there by 4/7.. good thing home depot carries the black, but now I have to gloss them when they are on the car..dumb!

A few days ago I used a tire shiner on my wheels and was nervous that it would eat the plasti dip off. It has been 4 days now and I have not noticed any peeling with the plasti dip. When I was spraying my wheels I tried to wipe off the tire shiner as much as I could. I also have dipped majority of my badges and it looks awesome. It was a little tedious taking a toothpick to get the plasti dip out of the small letters but well worth it. Plasti dip rules! :) I have not attempted using a gloss on my wheels just because I wanted the matte black finish rather than a shiny finish. I hope everything turns out well for you. :thumbsup:

DooNorth 04-09-2012 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Calxn (Post 610228)
A few days ago I used a tire shiner on my wheels and was nervous that it would eat the plasti dip off. It has been 4 days now and I have not noticed any peeling with the plasti dip. When I was spraying my wheels I tried to wipe off the tire shiner as much as I could. I also have dipped majority of my badges and it looks awesome. It was a little tedious taking a toothpick to get the plasti dip out of the small letters but well worth it. Plasti dip rules! :) I have not attempted using a gloss on my wheels just because I wanted the matte black finish rather than a shiny finish. I hope everything turns out well for you. :thumbsup:

My Jeep is black, so I guess I will wait and see how it looks before I go crazy. I'll post a pic when I get it back and see what everyone thinks. What brand tire shiner did you use?

Calxn 04-10-2012 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by DooNorth (Post 610236)
My Jeep is black, so I guess I will wait and see how it looks before I go crazy. I'll post a pic when I get it back and see what everyone thinks. What brand tire shiner did you use?

I used ArmorAll Tire shiner.

TheStreet16 05-11-2012 01:33 PM

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What did you do for your lugnuts? Did you spray them or just order black ones?

DooNorth 07-24-2012 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by TheStreet16 (Post 628135)
What did you do for your lugnuts? Did you spray them or just order black ones?

I had enough black that I found at Home Depot to get them all finished before they were put on, so the lugnuts were not an issue for me.. except now I have a few extra cans lying around which can be used for touch-ups. I never ended up spraying the glossifier on my wheels because I couldn't think of a good way to do it without getting it on my brakes. The tires really shine up good with the Armoral tire foam, if they are real dirty I spray 2 coats over wheel and tire and let it disolve off. My lugnuts were left chrome, and I'm glad because it sets the look off pretty good. Besides, spraying them would mean re-spraying them after every tire rotation. No issues for me yet other than when I was removing my dealer decal with WD-40 I managed to drip some on my back badge directly below it and stripped it right off.. Pictures will be up soon..
Thanks all for the input!

donddon 08-09-2012 06:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DooNorth (Post 609989)
Here was my weekend project before I dropped it off at the shop.
1. sanded rough patches w/ 800 grit
2. Cut out old sheet or newspaper and leave 1-2" around rim
(painters tape would not stick to the tire)
3. Primed with rustoleum
(used newspaper as a backdrop as I worked around the rim to avoid overspray)
4. Sprayed dried surface with plasti-dip
*(2 very light coats, followed by 1 medium coat, followed by 2 heavy coats...ALLOW SUFFICIENT DRY TIMES BETWEEN COATS)
-You will likely notice small bubbles if you hold down the sprayer continuously and then pump it a couple times. shake can often and spray upside down into newspaper now and then to clean the tip.
-My solution to this was to tear up a clean sheet of printer paper and very slightly knock down the high spots and let dry as it can be covered by later coats. As I got to the final coat I got pretty good at running the can and had no further issue with it.
- It blends very well and after you get the base coats on there is no need to worry much as you can really go crazy, just don't get to the point of pooling!
-TIP... Spray a little heavier along the outside area of the rim and overlapping the exposed 2" of tire as it will make the clean-up process much easier
5. Pick at the overspray on the tire and it will start coming up in a big string. Pull slowly at a steep angle to avoid pealing off the rim.

I am really happy with how they turned out, now it's a waiting game to see how long they last and how well they clean up.

One thing I did notice after getting them balanced with the weights on the inside today that there was a rim left between the lug nut holes from the balancing machine. I did not look close enough to see if it will just wash off or if it actually effected the surface.

***What tire shine/cleaning products have been used without eating the plasti dip?


How did they turn out on the Jeep. Am debating getting Rubicons or going with stock(exact same ones you have). Cant decide.


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