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How to paint your rims with Plasti Dip in about an 1/12 hrs.
This is how i went about doing this process, im sure there are many other.
so I went to home depot and bought 3 bottles of "Plasti Dip" at $5.98 each came out to a little over $19 in total.
Next you need some automotive degreaser, i already had some at the house, but they usually cost around $2.50 - $3.50/can at any auto store.
Ok start by cleaning your rims very well, but most of all make sure you leave NO trace of the degreaser you used left on your rims
Next take a couple sheets of newspaper and stuff it in your rim to cover your brake calkibers and rotors
Now you ready to plasti dip start by spraying thin coats of the product in side to side motions wait until product looks visibly dry until you apply next coat, I applied about 5 to ten thin coats on each rim, (dry time between coats was between 1 to 4 min)
When you have Plasti Dip"ed all four rims let them dry for about 20 min. then remove the newspaper between rims and caliber/rotor. you are also going to have excess plasti dip on your tires what I did was rub part of it with my thumb till it tore then just peeled it off, it should come off in one large piece, for the excess rubber left on the tire just take a towel and rub it off
he left the wheels on the car so I don't think index cards would work.
yes sir, this was just a quick job, because i couldnt decide if i wanted to paint over my oem rims and permantly change their color or keep em stock until I had a "plasti dip" youtube video shared on my fb page, but honestly I didnt think they would come out so nice and so fast, Ive had people asking me where i got my rims powdercoated haha it cost me 19 bucks and and less than 2 hrs of my time, so I know I cut some corners but im happy with em, now Ill see how long they last
no sanding involved, the reason i went this path is it was more of a test to see if i wanted to powdercoat them, but im happy with the results even if they only last a month or two, it took me less than 2 hrs and less than 20 bucks, and i didnt mess with the original rim finish or the Enkei logo painted on it
It lasts fairly well. I did my old wheels back in like September and other than the occasional hole due to hitting cones at autox the finish is very durable. Removal is quite easy too as long as the plastidip is laid on pretty thick. The thin parts will be harder to remove if you decide to but Goo Gone seems to melt it right off =).
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Never heard of someone coating their wheels with plastidip without taking them off the car, but if it worked for you and saved time for the results you wanted to each their own.
__________________ Chris Wirth
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