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Hey all. I've been thinking of plasti dipping my wranglers wheels for a bit of a change, however not sure if its a good idea or not. My partner and i have done it on our previous smaller sports car but it never went through the rough and tumble the 4x4 goes through.

Has anyone done it? how many cans did you go through? and did you get many chips on the paint?

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Haven't seen any answers from others yet, and I have a few concerns about this approach...

 

You mention rough and tumble, and that means the typical 4x4 shake and wheel side loads.  If you do dip these wheels, consider masking off the wheel mounting flange areas.  Any plastic product or even powder coat will pound out under load.  Is there a risk of this plastic coat flattening and causing the wheel nuts to loosen?  Another concern is seating the tire beads on the rims if that area is plastic coated.

 

Is it safer to do just the faces of the wheels?  How did your earlier car rims work out?  Others more experienced with this material may be able to offer suggestions.

 

Moses

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What's up guys? I have done the plasti-dip on a few car and truck parts myself. To be honest I don't think it will hold up for long, but the repair process is easy so if it does peel or get damaged you can fix it on the trail lol. As for an advantage well there really isn't any lol.

 

If you just got in the mud then I would say yes. Some of the clay based muds all but stain the finish on your wheels and vehicle. For that application it would be a plus. It can take the abuse of a car wash and ultimately protect your finish from dirt and mud.

 

As for rocks and sticks? it wont last and it really wont protect. I have had powder coat chewed off by rocks instantly as well as paint and clear coats. Plasti-dip will protect your finish from rocks that are flinging and things of that nature (small sizes and amounts that is) but remember you can remove it with your fingernail so its not that tough.

 

 But for a quick change in looks and protection from mud it should work just fine. Try it and let us know.

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