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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #16
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They must not have sprayed it right. My wheels are plasti-dipped and they have been in mud and such and are fine. If they start to peel a bit, you can just respray that section with a few coats. Sanding the wheels before dipping them would defeat the purpose.

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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #17
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One run in the mud it will start to peel. I saw someone use it on their car and it started to peel after one car wash.
Understood and I believe you, but being able to remove it and undo a paint job is what makes it great. you cant really undo a sand job. being removable will give plasti dip limits.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:28 PM   #18
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Great job!! What grit sand paper did you use before you painted and where did you get the new hubs??
Thx!
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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #19
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I use 150 to start with and finnish with 600 grit.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #20
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Final image with new hubs.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #21
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I was thinking of going with plasti dip because my wheels are chrome and I have read it is hard to sand down the chrome evenly, I would rather sell all 5 rims and tires but I doubt it will be an easy sale. So I was just going to go black. Any advice you guys can give would be great. Thank you to og post your wheels look amazing sir good job!
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Unread 05-16-2013, 02:26 PM   #22
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They look great!

Any tips on removing small chips and rock rash?
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Unread 05-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #23
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Do you have an image of the wheel for me to look at? This will give me a better idea of what you have on it. Get a closeup of any damage as well. If its just clear coated then what I would do is clear the wheel and lightly sand the damage area with 600 and then 800 grit paper and reshoot the clear. If its painted I would fill the area with a filler agent and then sand with 800 grit and prime and paint. Chips are hard because its hard to blend the paint unless you have and exact color touchup paint. I have to redo my wheels one every 4 to 5 years.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:15 PM   #24
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Oh no my newly painted rim has a dent in it. When I went to have new tires installed today and the weight was removed from that spot there was a dent in the rim. Does anyone know if this is something I can hammer out? I will have to repaint the rim again I'm sure.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #25
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I'm won't be close to my Jeep for the next week or so, but will upload as soon as I can. The wheels still have the factory clear coat on them, but they are looking a bit ragged with 12 years worth of ware and tear on them. Some of the scratshes an rock rash will probably need to be filled first, what can I use for filling? It seems like when the wheel gets damaged it sometimes leaves a ridge (some metal sticking up) so I will need to file/sand that down pretty good. I was thinking of pianting the wheels black/grey when I'm done sanding.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 02:34 AM   #26
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Hi, Sorry for the wait, I got round to taking some photos eventually. I hope to do some work on the spare tomorrow, it it turns out nicely I will move to the rest.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 11:33 PM   #27
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Here is my attempt from the weekend. I did the spare tire first, just to see how it turns out. All and all I pretty happy with how it came out, its my first time using spray paint so I do have a spot or 2 where the paint started to run a bit. Its not perfect, but its waaay better than it used to be!
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Unread 06-03-2013, 12:20 AM   #28
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Here is my attempt from the weekend. I did the spare tire first, just to see how it turns out. All and all I pretty happy with how it came out, its my first time using spray paint so I do have a spot or 2 where the paint started to run a bit. Its not perfect, but its waaay better than it used to be!
Looks good.

FYI, a deck of cheap playing cards works much better and faster for masking off the rim from the tire. Just air them down a bit and put the cards behind the bead.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #29
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Thanks for the tip! I will try filling the scratches up first on my next attempt and see if it comes out better.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #30
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Here is my attempt from the weekend. I did the spare tire first, just to see how it turns out. All and all I pretty happy with how it came out, its my first time using spray paint so I do have a spot or 2 where the paint started to run a bit. Its not perfect, but its waaay better than it used to be!

Looks good what kind of paint and primer did you use?
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