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Thumbs up Plasti Dip DIY wheels done! small writeup

Ok here goes a small write up. I kept hearing Plasti Dip this and Plasti Dip that so I had checked out YouTube for some vids and write up's


First Clean the hell out of the wheels with a grease remover. The tape off the areas you dont want this stuff on. Don't worry if you get a small amount on anything you can peel it right off like tape.


When you first spray it on you will be like WTF did i just do to my rims. My wheels had there fair share of scratches and stuff. I would not recommend doing this to a 2011 set of wheels. Get them painted professionally if your 100% sure you want black wheels. But the nice part about this stuff if you can peel it off like sticky tape rubber if you don't like it.


All the work here is the prep ( no sanding but allot of cleaning and taping.


They look glossy until they dry. Don't panic that it looks uneven. If in fact they do dry uneven just apply another coat. But put on a through full coat so you don't get rough spots. I used 3 cans and that gave me 3-4 Thick FULL coats on all wheels minis the center caps, I have not decided if I will install them silver or do them Gloss black. Or just leave them off all together.



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my windy work area ( I had a few small runs)




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when re installing let them dry for at least one hour at 60* in the sun. Then put a little WD-40 on the lug nut washer so you don't tear the fresh coating right off. The oil will prevent this. The first lug nut taught me this the hard way. The rest went right on with no tearing.







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thanks man. I think it was worth the work and for 22$ for materials you cant beat it. Plus it will at minimum protect my wheels all winter and I don't care if I wash them or not :-)

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here is a daytime picture. They look better in person. I kinda like the center cap delete and the chrome lug nuts.



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me too. looks awesome. brings out the detail in the factory wheel that usually goes unnoticed. great work!

...and damn that ARE looks great on a Tundra.

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me too. looks awesome. brings out the detail in the factory wheel that usually goes unnoticed. great work!

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yeah I just need to throw some center caps with a star on them and I got 22$ rock stars

well almost but pretty close


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SP: Your truck looks like a whole new beast now! Now you've got me considering to plasti-dip my Limited 20's instead of buying new rims later on.


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SP: Your truck looks like a whole new beast now! Now you've got me considering to plasti-dip my Limited 20's instead of buying new rims later on.
its totally worth the time. I wanted new wheels just to have black wheels. Now im really happy i Just painted/ Plasti diped/coated them. You will feel like to saved allot of money

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Heck in that case if I do end up plasti-dip I will do them exactly like this:


Just a little similar to the RBP 93R wheels:


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Heck in that case if I do end up plasti-dip I will do them exactly like this:


Just a little similar to the RBP 93R wheels:
that's cool too. You can just tape off the existing alloy clear coat to achieve this effect.

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SP: That's what I thought would need to be done. If I do this though I may end up going with 1.5" wheel spacers to widen the stance and make it look aggressive.


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Not a bad idea. Wheel spacers would look nice. I would do a 1" space.

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Looks great! I did mine with bedliner Kevlar paint, then took the Toyota emblem off the centers and put white autobot decals there. You did a great write up.

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Looks great! I did mine with bedliner Kevlar paint, then took the Toyota emblem off the centers and put white autobot decals there. You did a great write up.
nice, is the emblem stuck on with tape or a clip? I like the idea of leaving something chrome on the wheel area.

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The Toyota emblems are held on by 3 little tabs. When you take the center off and look on the inside of the cap you will see them. Just push them and they will pop off. Do your centers black then put the chrome emblems back on. Would look sweet.

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