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plastidip'd wheels

Postby doctahjones » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:12 pm

4 cans seemed to work for me (without doing the spare).

it's light drizzle all day today. did one side at a time (only one jack). not sure if it being real humid would have anything to do with how well it came out.

washed the rims with a sponge. did the inside (the hub, didn't want to see any silver through the spokes) and outside of the wheel. didn't try to do a bang up job on the inside though, just enough so it was mostly black.

never done this before, but i'm real happy with the results. best i can say is to do a bunch of coats, and don't rush it. i popped out the centercaps, removed the 'chrome' nissan logo and painted those too.

saw on a jeep board (apparently everyone is doing it over there) to wrap your lug nuts (if you don't want them painted) and put them in the holes when you spray the stuff on, so it won't twist and rip it when you tighten down.


took about 2-3 hours per side


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1st coat, 2nd coat, you get the picture...
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Postby doctahjones » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:18 pm

better shot, after i got all 4 wheels back on...

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Postby volvite » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:16 am

I like it.

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Postby FLiPMaRC » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:56 am

8) Great work!

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Postby Clay350 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:28 pm

Doing mine this weekend. Awesome. WHat kind of paint did you use?

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Postby goblue90 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:02 pm

Wow, your pathfinder is looking better and better! The wheels turned out great. Let us know how the plasti-dip holds up.

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Postby doctahjones » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:02 pm

Clay350 wrote:Doing mine this weekend. Awesome. WHat kind of paint did you use?
it's called plastidip, available at home depot/lowes for sure. possibly other places. it's in the rattle can paint dept, a little over $5 a can in my area.

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Postby TheRude1 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:59 pm

Awsome sauce !

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Postby doctahjones » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:26 pm

goblue90 wrote:Wow, your pathfinder is looking better and better! The wheels turned out great. Let us know how the plasti-dip holds up.
thanks! will do

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Postby volvite » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:51 pm

Does it come in gunmetal or gray?

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Postby doctahjones » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:57 pm

according to the website there's a new "smoke" color. was not avail at my local home depot.

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Postby volvite » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:04 pm

I think I will have to try the smoke color.

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Postby Clay350 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:46 am

So how did you cover the tires when you did this? Also did you just tape up the centercaps and paint?
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Postby doctahjones » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:49 am

didn't cover the tires. just let the overspray hit 'em. couldn't see the overspray at all.

however, now that a couple of days have past it's starting to peel off of the tire part. i started peeling a piece off and it got too close for comfort for me to the rim. i'll be hitting it with a razor or something later today. i'll get some pics of what i'm talking about too

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Postby Clay350 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:14 am

WHat about the centercaps?


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