Dip Your Rims While Still on Vehicle.




Factory before and Plasti Dipped after

Step 1: Materials Needed

I used two cans of black plasti dip and a half a can of glossifier for all four tires. You will also need tape, a couple decks of cards and some plastic shopping bags.

Step 2: Mask Off Rubber With Playing Cards As Shown.

Start with clean rims. Remove all brake dust, dirt, and debris. I shoved cards between the rubber and rim.
I rolled cards and taped them into tubes and slid them over the lug nuts and a smaller tube to slide over the valve stem.
I made a ring out of cardboard to go behind the rim to catch over spray but, in hind site it wasn't needed. The plastic shopping bags I shoved inside to protect the brakes caught everything.

Step 3: First Coat of Black.

Add a light coat of paint. Don't try for full coverage. Multiple layers are better.

Step 4: Second Coat

Spray a second coat.

Step 5: Third Coat

Spray a third coat.

Step 6: Fourth Coat

Spray a fourth coat. remember to spray from all angles and heavy around the rims and cards.

Step 7: Fifth Coat

I applied a fifth coat since my coats were light. I was looking for any spots I might have missed.

Step 8: First Coat Clear ( Glossifier )

Applying the glossifier is optional but, I felt it would make cleaning easier. I don't think it made it much more shinier.

Step 9: Second Coat Clear ( Glossifier )

Final coat is a second coat of the clear glossifier. Regular clear coat will bond but, will make peeling off the dip a lot harder since it will lose its flexibility.

Step 10: Over View

A picture of the progress. If done right it will last for years and peel off with little effort. Can withstand power washing and regular abuse. You can re coat or change the color without removing the older layers as long as they are holding up. The thicker the layers the easier it will be to remove.

Step 11: Finish Photos

This was done on 7/13/2014 on a 2015 Kia Sorento. So don't worry you can't mess it up. If you do peel it off.



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    7 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    You can do the same thing without playing cards too if you are feeling lazy. Once the Plasti dip dries it will peel right off the rubber tire easily.

    I love to plasti dip my rims. So easy to fix if something gets scraped and easy to change if I tire...hah.tire!....of the color.


    3 years ago

    That's pretty cool I think I'm gonna do mine pink!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    As a magician I'm thinking in just leaving the playing cards on the rims! Worst case scenario if they fall off they leave a magical trace behind me!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is so cool. I really like the mosaic photo in step 10. AND IT PEELS OFF.