I painted the cladding and bumpers on my zj, used that new rustoleum ultra coverage stuff that works on plastic, been about 5 days and looks really good, i wanna do the grill and rims and calipers like you did, nice job!
I can probably push to about a year like that maybe 18 months before I have to do it again. Plastic dip is sold at homedepot or any hardware store it basically stick to anything if is clean and the more coat you do the easiest it is to remove and the better it comes out.
Why remove the plastic dip? I never heard of it until just now, does it not last? If you do flat black, what kind of paint would you use?
I always thought wheels had to be powder-coated or a similar process? This is interesting.
Powder coating is a more permanent (and expensive) coating. Plastidip looks good but is easy to remove when it gets worn/scratched. Normal rattle can will look good, but won't last, and will be a pain in the *** to remove.
I did the cladding, rear bumper (front when bye bye, was held on by zipties and hope), and wheels, on my hideous red/purple/whatever zj, need to do something about the body color though.
Also did the interior fake wood trim in black too.
I'll edit this in the am with an updated pic.
Its a Johnny cash song - Engine is 98, trans is 95, body is 96, doors from a 94