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Old 12-28-2017, 09:47 AM   #1
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Plasti Dipping Rims Tips

Hey everyone,

So I know I should get someone to do it professionally but I want to see how they look first.

I've seen a few people do it without taking the rim off the car but I want to make sure everything is done right so I'll be taking the whole wheel off. I know it's all about application so I'll be doing 3-5 coats and then 1-2 coats of glossifier.

However I'm concerned about when I put the lug nuts back on. I don't want to mess up the paint on the rim or the lug. Any tips?
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:51 AM   #2
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Put washers/tape down the lug holes, you don’t want to paint the lug Seat.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:26 AM   #3
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Put washers/tape down the lug holes, you don’t want to paint the lug Seat.
Thanks Glen! See I wasn't even thinking about that. I was just going to paint the whole rim.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:43 AM   #4
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Thanks Glen! See I wasn't even thinking about that. I was just going to paint the whole rim.
Take some time and go find the wheel painting videos on the plastidip website which is dipyourcar.com… You need this. Watched it a few times before I did mine:
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:41 PM   #5
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Got It! I'll be doing it later today so I'll post some pics in the am. Seems fairly easy. I might even do my rear end fascia. I hate the cheap plastic look it has currently. I'll be switching fascia's in the future but just in the meantime so it doesn't look as ugly.
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Old 12-28-2017, 02:11 PM   #6
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There are some good you tube videos on it, I did a Porsche Macan, traded it after two years and they still looked good. I took one wheel off, did the other three on with plastic trash bag wrapped around the calipers. Take your time, do multi coats.
It’s a pain in the ass to get off, use WD-40 to soak the wheel and I used a power washer on a Jeep wheel a few cars ago.
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:21 PM   #7
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Distance and speed make a huge difference with plastidip. I screwed up my first wheel and had to redo it from being too far away. It gave it a really rough texture.
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You get the rough texture mainly if its to close or the can is cold. Make sure you put some hot water in a bowl and put the plasti dip can inside it for a bit. It helps a lot for a smooth finish
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:25 PM   #9
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So I got the back two done. Looking on how to jack up the front without the jack pads so I can do the front.
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