1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

To Plasta dip or to not

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by rons23, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:33 AM
    #1
    rons23

    rons23 [OP] Next Round is on me! Live OBX

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Member:
    #625
    Messages:
    2,163
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Kill Devil Hills
    Vehicle:
    2008 Nautical Blue TRD
    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    Gonna Plasta dip my rims today. I need some opinions from all takers. Should I plasta dip my lugs or leave them chrome. Wanted to offset, but not sure
     
  2. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:55 AM
    #2
    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    10,756
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Any close up pix of it currently and something similar (or photoshopped) of it blacked out?
     
  3. Jun 28, 2015 at 9:12 AM
    #3
    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    6,489
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    I plastic dipped some fake bolts on my monster XD's. I went wheeling Friday afternoon. WhenI got back, most of the plastic dip was scratched off somewhat on several bolts on each rim. That's with 5 coats. I wouldn't recommend using on rims if your are wheeling in areas with a lot of wheel high brush/branches. I'm not going to redo plastic dip every time I come back from 4 wheeling. I gave it shot. Not for me. (glad I didn't do my bumpers)
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015
  4. Jun 28, 2015 at 9:39 AM
    #4
    robie56

    robie56 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Member:
    #675
    Messages:
    144
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    New Hampshire
    Vehicle:
    2011 white cm rock warrior
    mbrp exhaust, afe dropin filter, stubby antenna, Readylift leveling kit, ICI magnum RT sidesteps, weather techs front & rear
    Whats gonna happen every time you have your tires rotated? When the tech slides the socket over your lugs its probably going to mar them up!
     
    rons23 likes this.
  5. Jun 28, 2015 at 10:44 AM
    #5
    rons23

    rons23 [OP] Next Round is on me! Live OBX

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Member:
    #625
    Messages:
    2,163
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Kill Devil Hills
    Vehicle:
    2008 Nautical Blue TRD
    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    Thanks guys, not doing anything off-road, and the wheels are going to be temporary. I didn't think about rotation, I will leave them chrome and post pic when I'm done
     
  6. Jun 28, 2015 at 10:47 AM
    #6
    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Member:
    #774
    Messages:
    1,255
    Gender:
    Male
    Western PA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Toyota Tundra TRD 5.7 4x4 CM
    Personally I would not dip the wheels or any other item that sees heavy traffic (e.g., step boards, front bumper). I just hate having to redo the same thing over again. But it's just me.

    Just on the color scheme, I personally like black wheels with some contrast. I would leave the lugs as they are.
     
    rons23 likes this.
  7. Jun 28, 2015 at 11:53 AM
    #7
    ausei

    ausei New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Member:
    #891
    Messages:
    193
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ause
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Spruce Tundra TRD SR5 2WD
    3" Leveling Kit 3.5" Spindle Lift 4" Rear Blocks AirAid Intake 20" XD Monsters w/ Nitto Grapplers 1" wheel spacers for rear Magnaflow Exhaust Pro Comp Shocks for rear
    i plasti dipped my stock wheels. i only painted the face. so you could see aluminum on the sides and had contrast. yea dont paint lugs. i never had any issues with peeling. but i also didnt ride with them too long. i had them no longer than year. but it held up against car washes and etc.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2015 at 12:56 PM
    #8
    Branj

    Branj New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Member:
    #1428
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nate
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD PRO
    I used plasti dip on my Tacoma to get rid of the chrome grille and rear bumper. Had it on there for two years no issues. It is all on how you apply it because if you do not allow enough time between coats (2 hours minimum is what I found works best) and apply too thick of a coat, the plasti dip will not hold up well. It says to apply a coat until object appears "wet" or something like that. FALSE. Treat it like a spray paint. MANY, light coats. 15-20 coats. You will know you have done a good plasti dip job if your entire surface feels smooth. It will also take a few weeks to fully harden so don't go wheeling right away. Personally I agree with matluth and robie56 on the wheel part though. It's not worth the time to do all four wheels only to have the shop/dealer use a pneumatic on your nuts and ruin all your time and effort.
     
    matluth likes this.
  9. Jun 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    #9
    rons23

    rons23 [OP] Next Round is on me! Live OBX

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Member:
    #625
    Messages:
    2,163
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Kill Devil Hills
    Vehicle:
    2008 Nautical Blue TRD
    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    Ok here's the finished product, I had wheels rotated not long ago so I'm good for a while. This truck has been babied and no off-road. This is also temporary until I can afford the rims I want. Looks a lot better blacked out. Any thoughts on thisuploadfromtaptalk1435521624740.jpguploadfromtaptalk1435521633277.jpg
     
  10. Jun 28, 2015 at 1:06 PM
    #10
    rons23

    rons23 [OP] Next Round is on me! Live OBX

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Member:
    #625
    Messages:
    2,163
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Kill Devil Hills
    Vehicle:
    2008 Nautical Blue TRD
    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    uploadfromtaptalk1435522008449.jpgOk here's the finished product, I had wheels rotated not long ago so I'm good for a while. This truck has been babied and no off-road. This is also temporary until I can afford the rims I want. Looks a lot better blacked out. Any thoughts on this
    [​IMG]
     
    matluth likes this.
  11. Jun 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM
    #11
    Branj

    Branj New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Member:
    #1428
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nate
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD PRO
    Looks good. FYI you can use aerospace 303 on them to help protect the plasti dip, use an old t-shirt when applying.
     
    rons23 likes this.
  12. Jun 28, 2015 at 1:16 PM
    #12
    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    6,489
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Plasti dip is cool stuff. Depends on placement and like you said, how it's applied. I have sage brush and some cacti on my property and I have no doubt that no matter how many coats, the sage brush or cacti will rip right thru it. Nasty stuff. It doesn't do wonders on my paint either. I applied 5 coats over the course of a week. Figured 5 coats was enough because it was rapidly becoming a pain in the ass for something purely cosmetic. My rims looked good , but not that good. This time of year I am not going to wait a few weeks for something to dry either. I'm 4 wheeling almost every weekend from here on out past hunting season.
     
    Branj likes this.
  13. Jun 28, 2015 at 1:20 PM
    #13
    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    6,489
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Came out good.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2015 at 1:26 PM
    #14
    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    6,489
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    I just remembered I have a couple grandsons that might (will) want to learn how to plasti dip my rim bolts. Problem solved. heh heh
     
    csuviper and Branj like this.
  15. Jul 3, 2015 at 8:43 AM
    #15
    tacouser

    tacouser New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Member:
    #1056
    Messages:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Chicago
    Vehicle:
    2015 SR5 Tundra Dbl Cab 4X4
    Bilstein 5100 rear, Klein train horns! Swing Case, Tekonsha P3 brake controller, Bed LED's, Weathertech window visors and floor mats,Retrofit Source Fog Lights, Bakflip cover, Ford Rapter hood leds, Hellwig rear sway bar
    Question about applying Plasti dip. Do you peel off the excess after each coat, or do you build up several coats then peel it off?
     
  16. Jul 3, 2015 at 10:08 AM
    #16
    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    10,756
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    If you get overspray you can scratch / peel it off. If you get it running, just peel it off and start over.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2015 at 9:10 PM
    #17
    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #38
    Messages:
    8,742
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Broomfield, CO
    Vehicle:
    2012 Rock Warrior 5.7L 4X4
    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Build up several coats before pealing. One coat and over spray is hard to remove. Ended up using some goo gone to get some of my overspray off.
    4+ coats makes a stronger better looking coat and easier to peal off as well
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2015
  18. Jul 6, 2015 at 9:56 AM
    #18
    tacouser

    tacouser New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Member:
    #1056
    Messages:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Chicago
    Vehicle:
    2015 SR5 Tundra Dbl Cab 4X4
    Bilstein 5100 rear, Klein train horns! Swing Case, Tekonsha P3 brake controller, Bed LED's, Weathertech window visors and floor mats,Retrofit Source Fog Lights, Bakflip cover, Ford Rapter hood leds, Hellwig rear sway bar
    Thanks for the info
     
  19. Jul 6, 2015 at 11:41 AM
    #19
    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #38
    Messages:
    8,742
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Broomfield, CO
    Vehicle:
    2012 Rock Warrior 5.7L 4X4
    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
  20. Jul 6, 2015 at 5:05 PM
    #20
    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    6,489
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Plasti dip held up quite well on my rims this weekend. I have 6 coats on the rim bolts. I used a high pressure wash on my rims this morning and no issues either.
     
    rons23 likes this.
  21. Jul 6, 2015 at 5:59 PM
    #21
    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    10,756
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    ^^ a lot to of mud, or just to see as its durability as its raining down here.
     
To Top