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Hey guys,<br>

This is my how-to for plasti-dipping rims. For those of your who are not familiar with Plasti-Dip I'm going to give you a quick run down on it. <br>

<b>Description of Plasti-Dip</b>

Plasti-Dip is a synthetic rubber coating that comes in spray cans. Basically you can spray your rims with it and it goes on like paint and dries up like paint <br> and looks like painted rims but the upside to Plasti-Dipping is that you can now rip the plastic off! So now you have the option of having "painted <br> oem rims" with the option of going back to the oem color in case you want to sell your car, etc. <br>

<b>How Do I Remove It?</b>


You basically rip it off. It does take some effort at first to peel a part of it (if it didn't then it wouldn't be durable) but it does completely come off.<br>

<b>Availability and Price</b>
You can pick this up in any home department stores. Picked up at Lowes for about $5 a can.

<b>Process</b><br>
1. Clean the wheels in any way, degreaser/soap & water, ect. I personally used soap and water; used just to get grime off. then dry them off
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2. Prop up the wheels at an angle, you don't want them against the ground. In the mean time if you live in cold climates make sure you keep the Plasti-dip <br> as warm as possible. I left them in a hot bath in my sink while getting the wheels ready.
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3. Put the note cards around the rim between the tires and rims so that your tires don't get Plasti-Dip on them. I personally used tape, but note cards <br> would be more efficient.
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4. Begin spraying your rims. While spraying you want to keep the spray can about 12-16 inches away from the rim as stated on the back label of the can. <br> You want to put an even coat of Plasti-Dip on the rims. The spray goes on quite watery so make sure you don't over spray and do fairly light coats. <br> Also at times it goes on like crap but after it dries it looks fine.
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Wait at least 30-40 minutes between coats (sometimes that may not be enough - make sure the rims do not look watery). You are going to need at <br>least three coats. Two coats is not enough to cover your rims properly at times. Each coat on all rims will typically use up one can.
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<b>After the first coat--dried.</b>
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<b>Third coat--wet.</b>
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<b>Final Coat--dried</b>
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Now you can stop here and be boring like all those other plasti-dippers, or continue on and add this "Silver metalizer." I actually watched some videos <br> and ordered this from www.dipyourcar.com. This adds more of a metal look by adding silvery flakes; and also turns the black plasti-dip into a <br> gunmetal color. Follow same procedure with the black plasti-dip.

<b>The very first coat --wet</b>
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<b>The second coat --dried</b>
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<b>Final product:</b>
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<b>Pictures look deceiving because i took these with my cell phone, but in person its a gunmetal color with a "metal" look. Turned out great for a cheap, <br> easy, fun job. I dont have any pictures on my eclipse because I have snow tires on now. Hopefully will be posting in members ride this summer. <br> Hope this how-to helped. If you guys have any questions feel free to ask. I will try my best to help. <br> Thanks for your time! :)</b>
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I'm thinking about going the cheap way and Plasti dippin mine black with a clear coat for a gloss look since matte gets dirty so fast. How many cans did you go threw?
 

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I'm thinking about going the cheap way and Plasti dippin mine black with a clear coat for a gloss look since matte gets dirty so fast. How many cans did you go threw?
I use half a can of color and an additional half can of gloss per wheel with great success.

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After:
Aluminum Metalizer + gloss finish
 
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