Plasti Dip Rims Durability Myth – Peel Off Plasti Dip – Lug Nut Test – 1 Year Later

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This is a video made as a follow-up to my other video on Plasti Dip. We’ll talk about Plasti Dip rims durability and bust some myths.

We plastidipped four rims of a car and I’ve been getting a lot of questions over the year.

How durable is it? Is it easy to peel back off?…etc.

This video is going to be exactly about that. We’re going peel it off after being on the car for about a year and talk about durability and a couple of other things.

As far as durability, it holds up amazing. Rocks, chips…never had any. It never peeled off. I just started peeling it for this video so I can have a piece to grab.

We gave it a good 3-4 coats, covered it beautifully as you can see. When I sprayed the Plasti Dip on, I didn’t take off the lug nuts, the rim…all I did was covered the rear disc brake with a plastic bag and you know people gave me heat…

“Oh why are you painting over the lug nuts?” “Why don’t you take the whole rim off?” or about painting the back of it well…

All I wanted to do was just to get the black look outside, you know. It looked great! Never had a problem with it. Nobody even knew it was just Plasti Dip.

So now I will peel it off. And yes, it may be harder to peel off on the inner side of the rim where it’s kind of more like an overspray. But we’ll see how that comes out right now.

If anything, I’ll just repaint it. No big deal.

As far as the lug nuts, I snapped the lug nuts off once to take the tire off and it didn’t peel the Plasti Dip within the lug nut area. I just basically pulled it out and just took the Plasti Dip off the lug nuts. You can’t even tell that they were tampered with. Maybe on one, a little bit from the impact wrench but overall, this thing held up for a year with no problems.

So let’s go ahead and start peeling it off and see what happens.

This is about a year of being on my rim and it held up beautifully. When I wash the car, I scrub it with a brush, but there’s been no scratches…no nothing.

It held up really nice and I think it comes off pretty easily, too. You can see it’s still peeling off nicely after being on the rim for a year.

Part of the trick is to just put it on thick. This way it’s easy to peel off. You know if you put it on thin, you will have a problem.

It’s pretty cool because it preserved the rim.

In some areas where it was thin, it was a little harder to take off so I just had to rub it with my fingers to come off. But not a big deal.

So my #1 recommendation is: when you put Plasti Dip on, put it on thick! The thicker you put it on, the easier your job will be when you’re ready to take it off to put a new color on it or leave as is.

Considering this has been on 105 degree heat to 15 degree ice, we put up probably 5,000 miles on this car within the year (We don’t drive it all around, it’s just a side vehicle)…I’ll say the Plasti Dip is pretty cool stuff, super durable!

I hope that answered a lot of your questions on this stuff…

Yes, it’s durable.

Yes, it peels off.

Yes, you could spray it with the lug nuts on and then take the lug nuts off later and not have a problem.

You know if you want, you can take the whole rim off, clean the back sides, spray all of it.

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Comments

Mr_ NutZ says:

Plstidip from performix is awesome. The rustoleum is pretty bad don’t get those

Frank Arrietta says:

Did you use a compressor gun or just the can? I’ve done rims with the can no problem, but when I did the roof of my old car it came out looking patchy. Trying to figure out whether I should buy the compressor and liquid plastidip for my new car (gonna do the whole car) or have it vinyl wrapped? What’s your take on cost comparison and durability of one v the other?

CreagerX says:

Daughter cameo was awesome.

ROUSH4203 says:

in all seriousness how long has the dip been on your wheels??

Danny Neumann says:

Don’t put it on there thin, put it on thicc

Will Lowe says:

i like the lug nuts dipped. gives it added dimension

Campulus Isu says:

Lol so funny. I wonder if he ever even seen ice. Hey I cant really paint let me put a rubber on my car.

crimsonsil says:

outro song?

Zsavage1 says:

great vid… just have a couple of questions… 1.. did you drive the car for a year or did it sit in a garage? lol 2. what kind of climate do you live in? I am in Michigan.. snow, Ice, road salts, pot holes, tar patches, and more … Peace …

james hawkins says:

Buy a brand new car and coat the wheels and tires with plasti-dip. Should help with resale a lot!

Dennis Cooper says:

i just hate when people ask you to like the video or to subscribe or some other shiit. DAMN , if i like the video i will definetly give it a like and if i like your content then i will fuckin subscribe, jesus!

EDXAMADOR says:

how many cans did you use for all four wheels

scottystiffchicken says:

That photo bomb was priceless!

Kelly Medley says:

My Trans Am still has the white PD on it’s rims after 3 years including tire change and tons of car washes :p  I also just covered the discs.  Next time I think I will paint the caliper though.

Kai Streckfuss says:

very instructive!! great job

Statimtek says:

Will it work on plastic wheel covers?

TheLivingPrince says:

Thanks, dude.

lextacy2008 says:

Remember that movie Taxi with the high end BMWs? They used Plasti Dip to change the color of their cars 5 minutes after the bank robbery. The possibilities are endless with Plasti Dip 😀

Rajinder Singh says:

they really looked good in black

JPDrgn68 says:

That tune sounds killer on my PC lol…what is it?

Jeremy Maus says:

great video… reading through some comments wondering if half the people even watched it.

I am Perfection says:

It has been a couple of weeks and I have noticed that in some parts of the rims around the curves and turns, an air bubble has formed somehow and the coat can be seen lifted from the surface of the rim. It looks okay now but Imma probably gonna have to fix that at some point in the future when the air bubble begins to grow… what do you recommend for this not to happen? I actually took off the whole wheel so I can put it at chest level to spray it horizontally. I don’t know what I did wrong 🙁

big500 says:

What type of car is an INIW??…..:)

Adam Hendricks says:

I dipped mine and had to peel it off after having to get my tires patched by a tire place. I didn’t lay it down thick enough when I painted it, b/c I had a HELL of a time getting it all off. I still have some that I can’t get out of the lug ports too, lol.

Angry Dan sumthng says:

wow , i can do it without removing wheel koo, my lazy ass is Gunna do it

dakota croasdale says:

Where can I get plastidip

Raymond Boone says:

only drove it 5,000 miles

joshjooh says:

That girl that walked up was probably like “who are you talking to?”

MrFurmark says:

dunno if he mentioned this but its been on for a year .

Josh Maguire Creative says:

how does it handle cleaning such as pressure washers ?

illijah009 says:

Hey bro can I go through car wash weekly with this stuff on my rims?? Will that make it come off?

LT1HILLINGHOE says:

Did you have glossifier on the wheels also?

Mykel Kleine says:

Good video and it answered many of my questions. Your cute little daughter there might just make a model for your car videos one day.

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