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Drew WS6
07-22-2012, 05:44 AM
Hi I want to plasti dip my rims, I am just wondering if I can do it without taking off the wheels..obviously I don't want it to get on the brakes.


Ellsworth
07-22-2012, 06:19 AM
tape it off, and cover any part of the fender and bumper

Silver Sleeper
07-22-2012, 06:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlyB3FbYRRs


Drew WS6
07-22-2012, 07:33 AM
Thanks!

BigTuna819
07-23-2012, 02:27 PM
you dont even need to tape anything off, just peel away the over spray after it drys.

Silver Sleeper
07-23-2012, 03:43 PM
i have actually thought about murdering out my entire mustang in black plastidip...or the satin gunmetal plastidip on the body and the satin black on my welds..

Jadedbird
07-24-2012, 02:27 PM
take em off. save yourself the heartache


clean off real good with regular soap and water

then take a green pad and scrub them down (use sandpaper for the bad parts on the wheel)

clean off again with water

spray dry with air compressor or even keyboard cleaner. do not rub dry or let them air dry because this will leave particles on the rim

use index cards and place them, under the lip to keep it off the rubber

give them 4-7 coats and make sure you hiit every spot. hit the curb rash areas a little heavier because this stuff acts like a filler as well

let dry for 8 hours before you drive.
1 week before you wash.

when washing do not use brushes. use mircofiber towel. be careful around the edges and corners or your will peel it off and have to do this all over like what im doing tonight

323steel36
07-24-2012, 09:44 PM
http://ls1tech.com/forums/paint-body-work/1554069-painted-z06-c6-rims-plastidip.html

Click on the link, I plastidipped my chrome z06 rims check it out! Don't need to take off the wheel, buy some flash cards from a dollar store and put it around the insert between the rim and tire, I got picks check it out. Btw make sure you do even coats, I put 5 coats on each rim XD used only 4 cans! Oh and I used a piece of news paper to cover the calipers!

Drew WS6
07-25-2012, 09:39 AM
Awesome thanks for the help guys when I get it done I will post pics in the thread.

Silver Sleeper
07-25-2012, 09:52 AM
do not sand or use green scrubbies when you apply plasti dip.....

Drew WS6
07-25-2012, 09:55 AM
I wasn't going to sand them I just want to have the plasti dip on for a few months see how I like it.

Silver Sleeper
07-25-2012, 02:37 PM
gotcha, i was just responding to the post a few above ours...the beauty of plati-dip is the fact you can peel it off when you are bored with it or it gets damaged


I wasn't going to sand them I just want to have the plasti dip on for a few months see how I like it.

Drew WS6
07-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Yeah I know, she is a garage queen :P so it should last for a while.