Anyone ever Plasti Dip their rims?

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  1. QuaaackerJack

    QuaaackerJack Senior Refuge Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has had any luck using this product on some old alloy rims? I have a 97 F150 I'd ike to do something with, other than spending $1,000 on some different rims. Any input or feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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    Like, camo dip? A guy I work with does hydro dips. I’d be afraid of the durability.
     
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    Yeah I've seen a few, they looked like crap. A rattle can paint job would hold up much better if prepped well. You could likely have them powdercoated for a reasonable price too, although not as easy to touch up when it chips.
     
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    chasin mallards Senior Refuge Member

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    QJack, I did mine a few years ago using the PlastiDip spray cans if that is what you are referencing. I had a White Trailblazer and sprayed my rims a granite color. I took my rims off and prepped well and had no issues the year or two I had my Tblazer before getting rid of it.
     
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    Spray paint held up great for years on my old truck rims. Sand well, wipe with degreaser, place index cards around the tire edge to prevent overspray, 2 light coats of primer followed by 3 coats of light spray paint. After reinstalling, touch up lug nuts with spray paint. The plastidip stuff is ok until something(my fear was cornstalks) starts a "tear" in it somehow. Then it will peel easily.
     
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    QuaaackerJack Senior Refuge Member

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    I was under the impression that alloy rims wouldn't take paint very well?
    Am I misinformed or is there a proper way to prep them that will hold the paint?
    Thanks for all the input, just looking for something to keep me busy for the next 4 months until early teal season
     
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    Yeah that's the problem I've seen, it peels unlike paint which generally just scratches
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Google up 'etching primer'. I have used it on my guns, and it really makes a difference. My searching said that is the way to go for alloy rims.
     
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    Etching aluminum makes a huge difference. You can also etch it with vinegar then use a regular primer.
     
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