Need advice for plasti dipping wheels

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Hey guys I'm going to plasti dip my wheels soon on my DD and need some input. What do you do to prep the wheels, seal them and wheres a good place to buy the plasti dip? Thanks
 

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only place ive found spray plastidip is lowes in the spray paint aisle.

if you order from the web i heard plastidip has a few new colors and a gloss top coating.

as far as wheels, just clean em good with a APC(all purpose cleaner ) made for cars and then dry em off good. mask off the tires and go to work. light coats is the best.
 
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Alright thanks. I'll prolly just swing by a lowes then and grab some. How many cans per wheel should I use? I don't wanna have it chip or peel off since I drive my Jeep most days for work, errands etc
 

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Most people do 4-5 coats so depending on size of wheels and if you are just doing the face or the barrels also is a factor.



There was a guy on the 370z . com that use 3 or 4 cans on wheels I think.







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Would all the plasti coating throw off wheel balance after being applied?
 
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The wheels are 17s so I'm guessing 8 cans should be enough for all 4 wheels then. Now I gotta find a lowes or place that sells plasti dip
 

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Menards has it too.

They say 13 cans for a whole car :rofl:

I'd say 2-3 cans tops.
 

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yal go too much then.

we've done 2 cans for 4 wheels. with 2-3 coats.

i mean this shits going to peel if you hit sometihng... its liquid plastic. its made to peel off to not ruin the finish,so yes if you curb your wheel in a drivethru the plastidip is going to come off even with mad layers.
 

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yal go too much then.

we've done 2 cans for 4 wheels. with 2-3 coats.

i mean this shits going to peel if you hit sometihng... its liquid plastic. its made to peel off to not ruin the finish,so yes if you curb your wheel in a drivethru the plastidip is going to come off even with mad layers.
You need at least 8 cans :bowrofl:
 

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Just did mine and for four light coats on 20" rims it took 5 full cans
 

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Make sure if you are brushing off any rust if that's the case, sand it first, as it will show through. I did one wheel on the DD as a science experiment and that's the only issue I had. I worked up a layer of tire shine on the tire itself carefully, then about 4 coats, turned out fine, the excess on the tire rubbed right off.

Shiny surfaces, if they are in a high wear area, not necessarily wheels, not a great idea. I sprayed one of my keys to set it apart from the other almost exact same key, just to science experiment with the plastidip some more, rubbed off in less than a week.
 

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Make the coat thicker rather than thinner. When it comes time to remove it, it will be easier with a thicker coat.
 

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I used index cards along the outer edge of the wheel, stuck between the tire and the wheel. First coat is a light coat, making sure that you have every area with a little material on it. Give at least 10min between coats. It's just like spray paint, if you put it on too heavily, it WILL run. Do 4-5 coats. I did all 4 wheels on the Mustang with 3 cans, with about 1/2 a can left.

Good luck!
 

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I picked up plasti dip at menards. I simply cleaned the wheels sprayed them and rubbed off the over spray off the tires. I have had my wheels plasti dipped for over a year now and still look as good as the first day. I did it on my DD.

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Make sure you keep a consistent distances (6" works well for me). Too far or too close makes weird bubble spot things.
 

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