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Old May 16, 2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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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

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You can also place regular index cards around the rim, in between the tire to save your thumbs from blisters.
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he left the wheels on the car so I don't think index cards would work.

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You can also place regular index cards around the rim, in between the tire to save your thumbs from blisters.
yes you can, I actually started doing it that way, but it was to time consuming, i was busy that day, And most importantly, it wouldnt be an 1,1/2hrs plasti dip job.

and you only have to rub one lil spot on each rim very easy no force needed
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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
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I'm interested in this. Been wanting to either sell my MR BBS or paint them black, think I am now going to Plasti Dip them!

Does it not require sanding etc? How does it hold up to everyday wear and tear? Are little road debris from driving/the track going to kill the finish?

Pics look good, but sometimes can be misleading. is the finish more of a glossy look or flat? And lastly do they have Gunmetal?
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I'm interested in this. Been wanting to either sell my MR BBS or paint them black, think I am now going to Plasti Dip them!

Does it not require sanding etc? How does it hold up to everyday wear and tear? Are little road debris from driving/the track going to kill the finish?

Pics look good, but sometimes can be misleading. is the finish more of a glossy look or flat? And lastly do they have Gunmetal?
The finish is pretty durable, we painted my friend's rim and he runs it through a touchless carwash once a week.

i think the website is called dipyourcar.com or something and they have a bunch of choices in colors if you don't mind waiting or don't have a home depot close to you.
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That actually came out really nice. Matches the theme on your car.
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i dont think that'll last you very long, but it looks good and you didn't have to alter your OEM rims so that's good
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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
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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.
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Has anyone tried the gold metalizer? I wonder if it's color is close enough to BBS gold.
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