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Plastidip

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by pwkeeland, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Mar 22, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    Has anyone had good luck using plastidip on chrome wheels? These wheels were already on the truck when I bought it. I'm just having a hard time biting the bullet and buying new wheels. Was just thinking about blacking these out instead. Ideas, suggestions, all are welcome.

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  2. Mar 22, 2016 at 5:53 PM
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    Try plastidip. Prob need two cans for the four wheels, maybe a third. It will last a long time if you don't scratch it on curbs or spray harsh chemicals on it. It is fine in the car wash.
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    Yeah my concern was how it holds up. Also how many coats it takes. I just dont have the funds to drop $150-$250 per wheel for a new set.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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    I put 5 coats on each wheel, so far it's holding up good. Sprayed them almost a year ago. They need a little touch up, but not much. I was and still am in the same boat on purchasing wheels and tires, so this is the quick fix for me. If I can help in anyway let me know
     
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    I would love to hear more about the process, if you don't mind. Did you have the tires removed? Is there a good tutorial somewhere for the process?
     
  6. Mar 22, 2016 at 6:31 PM
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    No I sprayed my rims in place. I wrapped my rotors and brake calipers with dollar store trash bags. I didn't tape off my tires, but that's certainly a option. Less overspray to remove. As for your lugs I initially took some balloons snipped them and wrapped the lug, but decided to paint the lugs. There's also a glossifier you can spray on too, I chose not to. You can YouTube it also. Hope this helps
     
  7. Mar 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    Thank you. I will do some more research. Do you have any before and after photos?
     
  8. Mar 22, 2016 at 8:06 PM
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    My truck is a lease that I plan to buy when the lease is over, so until then, I'm holding off on my lift and new wheels. So plastidip was the perfect solution. I just did mine so not sure about longevity, but most seem to say it lasts atleast a couple of years. I put on 4 coats of black and 2 coats of the glossifier. One can per coat. If I were to do it again, I think I would do 3 coats black and 3 coats clear. I did mine straight on my truck but my wheels were black behind the spokes. On your wheels you'll need to spray behind your spokes so you probably want to get the wheels off. Plus, it'll be easier on your legs and back. Doing 6 coats on 4 wheels is like doing a thousand squats. No joke. You can just spray the wheel and tire together. When you're done, it just magically peels off the tires and not the wheels. It's mind blowing. And get atleast a cheap rattle can spray gun. Otherwise your finger will be completely numb before your third coat. There are a ton of videos on YouTube. Watch a bunch and you'll be ready. Just don't spray too thick and let it run. Maybe even find something to practice on first. Good luck. image.jpgimage.jpg
     
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  9. Mar 22, 2016 at 8:49 PM
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    Man that really looks nice. Is the gloss necessary? I kind of prefer a matte/flat look.
     
  10. Mar 22, 2016 at 9:19 PM
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    Yeah I like matte better too. Only reason I did the gloss was because my center caps are glossy and the TRD pro wheels are glossy. The black isn't absolutely matte though, there is a little bit of shine to them. But the glossifier is definitely not necessary. And actually easier not doing it because the glossy seems to run more than the black. If you do just black, do at least 5 coats.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice, experiences, and tips.
     
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    Pretty smart idea
     
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    Make sure you put it on pretty thick if you ever want to be able to take it off. I sprayed my bumpers and ended up color matching them with vinyl and I didn't spray the Plastidip on thick enough in some areas, so it was a pain removing.
     
  15. Mar 23, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    I watched a few videos last night. Doesn't look all that complicated. GQ 66 I used to live near Alvin, lake Jackson was pretty close.
     
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    The PreDip spray is well worth it. Allows the dip to stick better and consequently, peel off easier.
     
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