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Old 08-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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DIY: How to Plastidip your Camaro Rims

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Cool video man! how are they holding up? I can't decide if I want to try this or get them powder coated.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Cool video man! how are they holding up? I can't decide if I want to try this or get them powder coated.
They are holding up quite well. It has been a month and the rims look the same as they did the first day I did them. I recommend plastidip if you want a clean look that is very cheap.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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I had it for a while, might do it again, it covers up my curb rash
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:01 AM   #5
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Great DIY Video. Have you had to remove the tires? Was wondering how the lugs/rims are holding up in the removal scenario.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
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Does it come off fairly easy? May want to try something with my wheels.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #7
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Great DIY Video. Have you had to remove the tires? Was wondering how the lugs/rims are holding up in the removal scenario.
Thank you sir. I thought about that too. If I were to take off the rims, I would just touch up the lug nuts again after the rims were fully installed.
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Does it come off fairly easy? May want to try something with my wheels.
Yeah the plasti dip will come off easily if you intentionally try to take it off. The beautiful thing is that it will last for years if you leave it alone.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:38 AM   #8
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Great video, I like a contrast between the wheel/tire... so I removed mine to do them. But they are holding up well it's been about 6 months now.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:19 AM   #9
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Does it come off fairly easy? May want to try something with my wheels.
It depends on how thick the coats are. The thicker they are the easier it is to get off. I had thin coats and it was somewhat difficult...well, more time consuming than difficult. Until I put my pressure washer on them
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:47 AM   #10
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you could always just remove the wheel from the car...
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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how many cans for all 4 rims?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #12
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looks good if i did it I would probably remove the wheels from the car so the lug nuts would not get painted
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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I did this. I removed the wheels from the car so I could get the entire wheel. I left the center cap and lug nuts alone and they look great accenting the flat black wheel.

Just got some new tires installed on rear and there is some "chipping" along the very edge. Otherwise it has held up to washing, driving, weather etc.

I wouldn't tell someone with pristine wheels to do this but if you have some damage for me its a no brainer. Undamged looking wheels for $6.38 a can....I probably over did it and used 1 can per entire wheel (front and back, inside and out).

Tips from my experience. Do it in a dust/dirt free environment and wear a mask to avoid the fumes and rubber boogers. Remember to tape off the valve steam as well as index card the tires. Taking wheel off is the way to go in my opinion....overspray can happen to the best paintshops let alone a Joe in his driveway.

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #14
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Who are you callin a Joe in his driveway??
I,m fixin to try this on my outdated cragar ss wheels on one side only for a show next week. While I,m at it I might dye the grey in one side of my beard to match just for laughs.,Joe
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #15
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how many cans for all 4 rims?
Took me about 3 cans, with good coverage. Turned out great. First I taped off the tire, I couldn't get the cards to work well, and later hit them again after watching another video from teh dipyourcar.com guy where he hit the tires as well. I sprayed the tires as well and no problems! Great write up!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #16
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I did this the past weekend. I used 5 cans total. Took the wheels off, cleaned em really well, taped off around the edge of the rim and the valve stem and started spraying away! Looks way better than I thought it would and cheap too! (I only paid 5.98 a can )
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #17
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can you plasitdip the rims if you have some curb rash on them?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:36 PM   #18
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Yes you can. Just give it a few extra coats!
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:47 AM   #19
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #20
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Great video, I like a contrast between the wheel/tire... so I removed mine to do them. But they are holding up well it's been about 6 months now.
I like those two tone accents as well. Did you just use painters tape to cover up the parts you didn't want painted?
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:07 PM   #21
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what about the inside of the rim??? just spraying it on the out side without a nice tape line on the inside of the rim will make it look all jacked
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #22
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Great vid thanks for sharing it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:39 PM   #23
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just plastidipped my wheels yesterday. I took wheels off and done both sides of wheel and it only took 6 cans total to do it. At less than $6 a can it was a cheap and very good looking way to paint wheels.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:47 AM   #24
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I canttttt waitttttttt to do thisssssss ^-^
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #25
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great video bro! totally considering doing this to my wheels just until i get my black rims on the car!
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