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Old 12-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PlastiDip!

Been reading up on PlastiDip in the automotive world. It's becoming a pretty popular way to color rims and what not, some people are doing entire vehicles.

I had been looking at new wheels for my Jeep for a while, mine were in pretty bad shape. For the price, just under $12, I decided to buy two cans of plastidip and 'dip my Jeep's wheels for the heck of it.

Where PlastiDip differentiates itself from paint is that it's removable. You can just get it hot with a heat gun and peel it right off. I figured if it looks bad, peel it off. It also means you don't have to mask stuff perfectly, you can peel it off. It also acts as a filler, meaning no primer is needed and it will fill in minor scratches and abrasions. Pretty cool.

Anyway, spent the afternoon spraying my wheels and thought I'd share. Here's a before and after.

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I'd say it was worth the $12, makes the Jeep look much better and the wheels are definitely more protected.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's not bad looking! Bets on how long until MCB uses it for paintball?
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks good is that stuff svaikable at auto part stores or home improvement stores?
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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MAr uses it for his stick feeds, so I saw it applied to paintball on MCB first .

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the rims look great.
I have been looking for something like plastic dip here in Canada for almost a year now.. (I wanted to use it on my SP-8)
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks good is that stuff svaikable at auto part stores or home improvement stores?
I bought mine at Lowes. I tried The Home Depot but they didn't stock it where I'm at.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's not bad looking! Bets on how long until MCB uses it for paintball?
I sprayed my JT ER2 pistol. Haven't put it back together though.

What's cool is that you can just peel back over all the logos that you sprayed over without too much work, but if you put on an even coat it's super durable.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I bought mine at Lowes. I tried The Home Depot but they didn't stock it where I'm at.
How well is its holding up on your rims? is it durable?

I must have either not have gotten all the rust or did a job priming when I applied the bed liner cause I have what appears to be rust coming back threw.

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice...thank you. I just recently blacked out my trucks bumpers and grill and was thinking of doing the rims in the spring. I hadn't thought of using Plastidip.
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