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Regis1756 07-14-2012 09:00 AM

Plasti dip or Rustoleum wheel paint
 
As title states..... Which do you guys prefer? I know plasti dip is easy to remove if you dot want it, but how much can it take before it would peel? If you need tires, car wash, ya know? Rustoleum wheel paint, how does that hold up to all the things I stated above regarding plasti dip?
What do we thinks here?

Cyclozene 07-14-2012 09:10 AM

We can solve this!
1. Plasti dip one wheel if you like it go to step 4. If not continue to step 2.
2. Apply the rustoleum wheel paint over the Plasti dip. If you like proceed to step 4 if not continue.
3. Peel off Plasti dip. Enjoy stock wheels!
4. Apply desired method to all wheels.
5. Enjoy!

Regis1756 07-14-2012 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyclozene (Post 3980939)
We can solve this!
1. Plasti dip one wheel if you like it go to step 4. If not continue to step 2.
2. Apply the rustoleum wheel paint over the Plasti dip. If you like proceed to step 4 if not continue.
3. Peel off Plasti dip. Enjoy stock wheels!
4. Apply desired method to all wheels.
5. Enjoy!

Lol..... Thanks for the input cyclozene

worth 07-14-2012 09:49 AM

I don't think either are a permanent solution.

I plastidipped my wheels, but I missed a bit around the edges of the wheel where it meets the tire. If I had got this area, it would probably be fine, but I am getting a couple tears etc.

I'm sure either will work, but just keep in mind it's a $50 solution. You get what you pay for.

Regis1756 07-14-2012 09:53 AM

I know what you mean worth.... My other problem is new England winters. Jm afraid the plasti dip won't hold as well as the wheel paint would, especially wen I'm running through car washes all the time. Don't want that salt killing the car!

lucas569 07-14-2012 09:53 AM

im not a huge fan of plasidip. if not applied correctly its less than perfect. up close you can see the imperfections. im pretty good w/ spray paint and find it comes out much more "professional" looking.

Regis1756 07-14-2012 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucas569 (Post 3980988)
im not a huge fan of plasidip. if not applied correctly its less than perfect. up close you can see the imperfections. im pretty good w/ spray paint and find it comes out much more "professional" looking.

I hear you..... I do have 4 cans of plasti dip in my basement just sitting around..... What shall I plasti dip today!?!?!?!

ReGiS 07-14-2012 10:12 AM

Use wheel paint for the wheels. I think Dupli-Color makes one of the best wheel paints. Holds up great.

Rutchard 07-14-2012 10:17 AM

Paint holds up fine if you prep the wheels properly. Plastidip is a pain in the ass to keep clean...

Regis1756 07-14-2012 10:22 AM

I'm now leaning more towards painting them flat black..... Maybe I'll plasti dip the lawn mower and stick a HUGE wing on the back and it should be fast, right?

joelwatts 07-14-2012 10:30 AM

duplicolor wheel paint is incredible. i painted my rally wheels with the gold and the gunmetal. both sets have held up fantasitically. even with rocks hitting them and they look great like professionally painted imo.

Regis1756 07-14-2012 10:32 AM

You guys prime them as well, or just paint?

joelwatts 07-14-2012 10:33 AM

sand, prime, paint, wet sand, paint, wet sand, clear if you want.

Regis1756 07-14-2012 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joelwatts (Post 3981041)
sand, prime, paint, wet sand, paint, wet sand, clear if you want.

Copy! Thanks bro

worth 07-14-2012 11:17 AM

Yes, plastidip is a pain in the ass to clean.

I have stock tires on stock plastidipped rims. I'm going to be changing the tries out this fall for winter tires. I will have to see how they hold up. I'm thinking the plastidip is going to get destroyed when i take the stock tires off and put the new winters on, and I have no idea how they will hold up in the winter. Guess we will see.

I think i'll run them like that this winter, and then maybe find a more permanent solution before winter 2013.


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