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View Poll Results: Stock, PlastiDip, Bedliner, Powdercoat
Stock Aluminum 1 9.09%
PlastiDip 5 45.45%
Bedliner 1 9.09%
Powdercoat 4 36.36%
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Unread 04-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Bedline vs Powdercoating Wheels

So I've definitely done my fair share of reading around and have found that alot of WK owners either powdercoat or bedline their wheels. I have tried plastidip and I just dont like it to be completely honest. So I was looking at using a bedliner to coat my wheels instead. Any thoughts about this? Anyone who has used either of the two, chime in and let me know what you think would be best. Thanks

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Unread 04-02-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Check out Omelet's build thread. He bed lined his.
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Unread 04-02-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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Check out Omelet's build thread. He bed lined his.
i thought omelet powder coated his
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Unread 04-02-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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Bedlining can be un-even and cause balance issues.


Anodizing is best if you can find a local place to do a thick plating which will last a long time.
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Unread 04-03-2014, 05:48 AM   #5
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my votes for powdercoating...

i just bought a set of powdercoated moabs and they look flawless, and the powdercoating job looks top notch. the surface isnt rough so i imagine cleaning them will be very easy.

the reason i didnt vote plastidip is after dipping my previous moabs multiple times its just too time consuming to stay on top the upkeep. i was dipping my wheels every 5months it seemed, stripping them and reapplying 4 coats. plus everytime you remount or dismount a tire you need to touch them up. also theyre not THAT easy to clean. breakdust may hose off but it still looks like it stains the dip.
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I wouldn't plasti-dip them. As other have said when you install new tires you gotta fix the dip on the wheels. I never had plasti dip on mine (I have aftermarket) but my brother in law does on his. I plasti-dipped all the chrome trim on my Limited and had it there for over a year. It held up good but i took it all off last weekend because if you get mud or anything on the plasti-dip and it dries it will stain it even after you wash it.
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I wouldn't plasti-dip them. As other have said when you install new tires you gotta fix the dip on the wheels. I never had plasti dip on mine (I have aftermarket) but my brother in law does on his. I plasti-dipped all the chrome trim on my Limited and had it there for over a year. It held up good but i took it all off last weekend because if you get mud or anything on the plasti-dip and it dries it will stain it even after you wash it.
yea its like a soft top on a wrangler, it stains if it sits on there long enough.

they do make a special cleaner for break dust and such on the wheels to clean the plasti-dip... but cmon
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If you really want to commit, then use Rustoleum bedliner. It's outstanding in this application. It's really durable, goes on smoothly, and there's no way it will ever be thick enough to cause balance issues. It also cleans really well. It's almost got a Teflon like aspect to it. Below is a pic of my TJ after I bedlined my OEM Gamblers.

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If you really want to commit, then use Rustoleum bedliner. It's outstanding in this application. It's really durable, goes on smoothly, and there's no way it will ever be thick enough to cause balance issues. It also cleans really well. It's almost got a Teflon like aspect to it. Below is a pic of my TJ after I bedlined my OEM Gamblers.
I just want something that durable and that won't stain. My plastidip is a pain to redo every 3-5 months
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Unread 04-03-2014, 10:19 PM   #10
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I just want something that durable and that won't stain. My plastidip is a pain to redo every 3-5 months
Then I'd say the Rustoleum is a great option. You'll only have to do it once. It has a slight texture, but nothing that looks out of place on a wheel.
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Then I'd say the Rustoleum is a great option. You'll only have to do it once. It has a slight texture, but nothing that looks out of place on a wheel.
I'm going to lowes to get some today! Can't wait to see how they turn out
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Good luck and post pics!
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I'm going to lowes to get some today! Can't wait to see how they turn out
Awesome! Just a little advice about the application. Spray with the wheels removed and flat against ground, and don't spray the coats on too heavy. You really don't want to attempt to sand it out if you get runs...
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Awesome! Just a little advice about the application. Spray with the wheels removed and flat against ground, and don't spray the coats on too heavy. You really don't want to attempt to sand it out if you get runs...
Can I apply it with my tires on my wheels if I cover my tires up and just leave the wheels exposed
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Can I apply it with my tires on my wheels if I cover my tires up and just leave the wheels exposed
You can, but it's not like the Plastidip where you can peel off the excess. Wherever it's applied, it's going to stay. Just be wary that the coats aren't too thick, as you really don't want it to run. I can't stress that enough. You'll get great coverage with 3~4 light coats.
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