Then it was time to Plasti Dip the rims w/ Gun Metal. Paint my side badges in Tuxedo Black Metallic and paint my tail light trim. First off let me say that the biggest time consumer is a proper prep job. I may have gone over board but here is my prep for the rims, badges, tail lights and a list of supplies.
I started this project late and couldn't find a rubber coated pry bar to help with the badge removal so i bought my own and plasti dipped it!! (second picture down)
Citrus Goo Gone
Plasti Dip Gun Metal
Automotive Touch Up (Paint Code UH)
91 Isopropyl Alcohol
Rustoleum Spray Can Handle (for easier coats)
Krylon Fusion Satin & Clear Coat
Step 1 : After removing from truck i sprayed a rag down with a little GG Citrus and WD40 and cleaned off all areas i intended to paint. I never directly spray any item with any substance im not using to paint. I let the rims sit for a min of 10 min in between anything.
Step 2 : Then i washed them down with water. Then poured the Iso Alcohol on a rag and cleaned the rims one more time.
Step 3 : Simply place index cards around the outside of the rim in between the tire and the rim
Step 4 : I did 6 coats of plasti dip painting two rims at a time using the exact same amount of strokes and stroke patterns (or to the best of my ability). The rims took me almost 2 full days. I allowed a min of 60 minutes in between coats.
Step 5 : I let 2 rims cure at a time for 15 hours and then very carefully used a razor blade around the edge to ensure a clear pull when i took the index cards out.
Last edited by Eco-BEAST 28; 11-01-2012 at 12:35 AM.