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got bored with the rims and decided to plati dip 'em black... i what can i say it was a success... if get bored with 'em i can just peel it off... great stuff!!

preping was the only annoying part:
tock the rims off the truck and washed then with soap n water
then washed them with rubbing alcohol and a rag.
now it was time to tape off the tire to stop the over spray...
~ note i had a tough time getting the tape to stick so i did do one coat with out tape.. let it dry and then tapped it ... the ape was able to stick to some of the plasti dip on the tire... i guess i has too much tire shine on it! :act024:

2 cans of black plasti dip and 4 coats later the rims were done .. whole thing tock me about 4 hours start to finish!
here are some pics :
cleaning the rims ....


first coat of plati dip:


thn applied tape and continued spraying:


4 coats later and rip that tape off gently:


put the tires back on and heres the finshed product:


not sure if i wanna do the honda symbol in the middle yet... well see
 

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Nice simple write up w matching pics. I plan on doing this within a few months seeing so many people having these great results with the plasti-dip. Simple, cheaper than the alternative and looks great! Nice job!
 

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Looks real good and I might plan to spray the bed
No, no, no.

Really? Plasti dip, while prefect for wheels and grills is not going to hold up in your bed. Buy a bottle (you only need one) of restore black and call it done. That is so much easier and would last so much longer than plasti dip in the bed...
 

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Looks real good and I might plan to spray the bed
i agree. plasti dip is meant to peel off when your done with it.. not a good idea for the bed... but if im not mistaken they do make a spray for the bed that is a little more durable.. but it runs around 70$ a can...
 

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Nice job! Been about a year since I did mine. I'm thinking about peeling it off for a change...and because Discount Tire scuffed a couple spots when they rotated them. They also changed the weights and I haven't got around to touching them up.
 

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Did you just spray the front of the rims, or did you spray the backs also?
just sprayed the fronts... the back was way dirty, and you dont really see the back once the rims are on anyways.
 

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Just to be clear, we're talking about the plasti dip you order online from dipyourcar.com....? Right ?
And there is a few different colors besides black like gunmetal and charcoal. Did you just do 4 coats of the black only? Any clear coat or anything like that?
 

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Did you just spray right over the tire weights or did you tape them off? I've been wanting to do this exact same project, but I haven't figured out what to do about the weights.
 

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Just to be clear, we're talking about the plasti dip you order online from dipyourcar.com....? Right ?
And there is a few different colors besides black like gunmetal and charcoal. Did you just do 4 coats of the black only? Any clear coat or anything like that?
no clear coat... might be a BIG pain to get off later down the road... and yes plastiDip does make different colors... i went to my local home depot to pick up the flat black.
 

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Did you just spray right over the tire weights or did you tape them off? I've been wanting to do this exact same project, but I haven't figured out what to do about the weights.
i went right over them... whats the point of tapping them off ... unless your planning on getting new tires then i wouldn't do it at all ..lol
 

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Just to be clear, we're talking about the plasti dip you order online from dipyourcar.com....? Right ?
And there is a few different colors besides black like gunmetal and charcoal. Did you just do 4 coats of the black only? Any clear coat or anything like that?
yeah you can order online or buy in the store heres the main website for more color info...
http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip
 
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