Introduction: How to Plasti Dip Jeep Wrangler Wheels (without Removing the Wheels)

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You can use Plasti Dip as a cheap and easy way to upgrade the look of your Jeep Wrangler's stock rims. Plastic-dip gives you a durable, lasting coat that looks professional, neat and clean. for a video of this intractable click this link Plasti-dip Jeep Wrangler Wheels

Step 1: You Will Need

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Click here for to purchase from Amazon - Plastidip on Amazon

Step 2: You Will Also Need...

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Step 3: Clean Your Wheels

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Make sure you thoroughly clean your wheels with a good brake dust removal cleaner. Make sure they are also dry and that you have given your Jeep and its brakes plenty of time to cool down.

Step 4: Tape Off Your Wheels

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Use the painters tape to mask the wheel nuts and valve stem to protect them from the Plasti-dip spray. Use the screwdriver to make sure the tape is pressed down to the nuts.

Step 5: Cut the Plastic Garbage Bag and Insert

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Cut the garbage bag down the seam to make a flat sheet of plastic. Start by stuffing the bad into one of the open spokes of the Jeep wheel.

Step 6: Wrap the Bag Around the Brake

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Slide the bag around the entire wheel and wrap it around the brake to protect it.

Step 7: Wheel Is Ready for Spray

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Make sure that you have properly covered the brake and any other part of the wheel you do not want to spray black.

Step 8: First Coat of Plast-Dip

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Hold the can about 12 inches from the wheel and spray in light fast swipes until the wheel has a complete coat.

Step 9: Second Coat

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Allow the first coat to dry for at least 20 minutes before applying the second coat. Be sure to cover the entire wheel with the second coat as it can be harder to see that you have full coverage.

Step 10: Remove the Tape and Bag

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Allow at least 30 minutes after the second coat to make sure the plasti-dip is completely dry before removing the painters tape and plastic bag. Carefully remove the tape and slide the plastic bag out the same way you put it into the wheel.

Step 11: Love Your New Look

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This simple cheap upgrade to you Jeep can give you a great new look, enjoy it! Click this link for my video of the entire process.How to Plasti-Dip Jeep Wrangler Wheels Video

Comments

SandersonT1 (author)2017-01-25

Didn't you get paint on the tires?

Home Mechanics (author)2015-11-02

I would remove the wheel of the vehicle myself for easier access.

You can clean the inside of the wheel while your at it and less chance of over spray.

Rik

VictorW33 (author)Home Mechanics2016-09-18

how long would it be until you can drive on the plastic dipped wheels ??

mistersmith (author)2015-03-25

Do you know how long it will last before you have to redo it?

croadmap (author)2015-02-14

How do you keep it clean? ie: dirt and brake dust?

howtowrangler (author)croadmap2015-02-14

You can wash it normally, through a car wash etc. without a problem

12poundnote (author)2015-02-14

Cheers, very cool effect and doubles as protection for the original alloy !!

12poundnote (author)2015-02-14

Can it just peel off afterwards

twright23 (author)12poundnote2015-02-14

yeah it is removable. but not so removable that if you wash your car it would peel off so it's nice.

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