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adam21 02-11-2013 07:44 PM

Going to Plasti Dip my rims...
 
I just got the 2013 lardero with with the E package so I have the 20's". Im planning on painting my rims with the plasti dip and maybe the rear brow. I was wondering how many cans of it u guys think I would need to complete the job.

Laliwink 02-11-2013 08:38 PM

Re: Going to Plasti Dip my rims...
 
I plasti dipped my rims and it took 3 cans with 4 thin coats on each rim. I live in new england and mine lasted almost an entire year before I had to do some repairs. Good luck!

Cknight199 02-11-2013 10:14 PM

X2 I would say 4 cans to be safe.

BLKBULL 02-12-2013 01:41 AM

Re: Going to Plasti Dip my rims...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cknight199 (Post 758347)
X2 I would say 4 cans to be safe.


4 cans..............:thumbsup:

adam21 02-13-2013 09:57 PM

Hmm I'm debating between black or gunmetal grey....

Megatron 02-13-2013 10:02 PM

Re: Going to Plasti Dip my rims...
 
What color jeep do you have, the black looks matte unless you buy the glossifier.

adam21 02-13-2013 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megatron (Post 759698)
What color jeep do you have, the black looks matte unless you buy the glossifier.

Black
Should I get the clear one or the glossifier?

Megatron 02-15-2013 12:56 PM

Depends on your preference. I currently have the matte, it's okay. I'm gonna glossify it when the weather gets nicer here in NY

adam21 02-15-2013 02:47 PM

I'm over the bridge lol SI. Would it matter if I did everything in one day? Paint and gloss?

Megatron 02-15-2013 04:57 PM

Re: Going to Plasti Dip my rims...
 
Lol, cool.

No it wouldn't. I would start early though. Good luck. Let us know how that turns out.

adam21 02-15-2013 06:57 PM

Will do.
I just ordered the gunmetal grey and the glossifier.

ChrisOC 02-17-2013 04:00 AM

Re: Going to Plasti Dip my rims...
 
Good luck and show us some picks.

I did the whole drivers side grand Cherokee strips , trail rates badge and rims, not sure if I would really dig the look, I only did the strip on the passengers side. After judging it for a while I ended up stripping the rims. I have a mineral grey and and used black plasti, but it just didn't fit my style. Fast forward 5 or so months and now the strips are starting to show little dots of chrome so I decided to just bite the bullet and peel it off.

Let me tell you, it does peel off, but is takes some finesse. It's not as easy as people make it sound to get it off. But, once off, it's truely is as if it wasn't ever there.

Dam, I should have said this in the first paragraph, but I'm too lazy to fix this in, so it flows decently-- I used 4 coats and the stuff wants 30 min to dry between coats, but it was stupidly hot so I only waited 15 min between coats. So, if you want to do this in a day, you will be able to do it at least an hour per, maybe even lower.

Lastly, to jack the front, on the plastic trim between the tire and and maybe a few inches of where the door starts, there is a triangle and that is where you put the jack. Well, behind the triangle on the metal, not the plastic trim.


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