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Unread 05-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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my plastidip experience

My rims were shot thanks to people who don't take car of them someone took rough sand paper to one and all four had bad oxidation around the center cap my brand new chrome lug nuts were starting to rust as well

You guys turned my on to plastidip I was just going to used it for my emblems but I figured why not try it on my rims since I can peel it off if I don't like it

So I used about 4 cans to do my rims and emblems

Since they were in such bad shape I sanded down all the clear coating off so the plastidip would hold better and so the surface would be smoother and not oxidized underneath

Let me know what you guys think... I did my lug nuts with a 12oz touch up paint of my onix green and clear coated them they chipped a bit because I couldn't let them dry so much but Ikk happy for the results

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Unread 05-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Nicee you did a great job man i like it.
Is it me or this jeep looks lowered like mine lol? I feel like the rear is almost as low as a sedan lol.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Looks good. Another tip, if some of it gets scratched off (mounting tires..curbs) you can just spray the spot. You dont even have to tape anything off. Its rubber being over sprayed on to rubber, so it wipes right off the tire. You shouldnt even need to take off the rim.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for this. I am going g to use plastidip on mine in the next week and will have to sand mine down a bit as well. What grits did you use?
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Unread 05-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Plastidipped silverblade club

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Unread 05-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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Nice touch with the green lugnuts.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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my clear coat is coming off too. so im looking to do something with them. good job guys they all look nice.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
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Hey mcclouds, how did you do the red stripe?
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #9
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I did mine, except I left a polished lip, lugs, and jeep emblem on the center cap.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #10
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Hey mcclouds, how did you do the red stripe?
3M molding trim.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #11
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Where can you buy plastidip at I've tried all the part stores around me no one has it
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Where can you buy plastidip at I've tried all the part stores around me no one has it
Home depot. Lowes... Ace.. in the paint department.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #13
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I got my plasti dip at home depot for about 5 bucks a can. Its in the spray paint section.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #14
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I did mine, except I left a polished lip, lugs, and jeep emblem on the center cap.
I like that
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Unread 05-09-2012, 01:44 PM   #15
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for the Jeep, did you trim the plastidip off to show the Jeep or tape it off first? Or cover it with paint? Looks good!
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