So this plasti-dip **** is pretty cool. Having experience with paint/body, and now a lot of plastidip i figured i'd share some of my work and see what others are doing. Obviously the finish is never as good as paint, durability is also not as good. However its easily removable and redoable.
I recommend a spray grip you'll thank me later
Personally. I prep the wheels by washing with a wheel brush and detergent. Dry them off with shop towels, then use rubbing alcohol on a shop towel to ensure the surface is clean. Then i dry the hard to reach areas with a heat gun.
I happened to pick up the Dipyourcar pre-dip spray. I'm pretty sure its just windex (alcohol based) and it doesnt really work any better than regular rubbing alcohol.
I always do two light coats allowing at least 15mins dry time between coats (Failure to do so will give a textured appearance)
. For the third coat i focus on the hard to get areas(in between spokes) For the 4th and 5th coat i do a normal coat over the whole wheel. You do not have to have the surface uniformly wet. Allow to dry for an hour, although i normally put the wheels on the car as early as 30mins after the last coat, but i do not touch the dip.
First set i did
Gloss (did tail lights too)
Girl's lease car