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Took Hugo Notte's advice on the resize, so fingers crossed this doesn't rotate

Finally got around to plasti-dipping my stock alloys yesterday. Been wanting black wheels ever since I got her. I really like the looks of the pro comp 69 series, but would rather spend my money on other upgrades right now. Frankly, I'm pretty impressed with how they turned out, and how easy it was. Still need to do the spare, will probably get around to it Thursday.
Also, if anyone has any great advice on reviving the black trim at the base of the doors and fender flares, I'm all ears
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I use Mothers Back to Black liberally applied.
I've seen back to black recommended a few times when I've searched before. I don't remember if I tried that or something else. Either way, may be time to give it another go.

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If it has been a while I will apply one healthy coat and few days later I will apply a 2nd.

Also use it on my engine, works like a charm 13+ years and the engine looks better than the day I took delivery.
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More pics please! I want to do the same bug been very hesitant.

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Finally got around to plasti-dipping my stock alloys yesterday. Been wanting black wheels ever since I got her. I really like the looks of the pro comp 69 series, but would rather spend my money on other upgrades right now. Frankly, I'm pretty impressed with how they turned out, and how easy it was. Still need to do the spare, will probably get around to it Thursday.

Also, if anyone has any great advice on reviving the black trim at the base of the doors and fender flares, I'm all ears
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If it has been a while I will apply one healthy coat and few days later I will apply a 2nd.

Also use it on my engine, works like a charm 13+ years and the engine looks better than the day I took delivery.
That's impressive, looks like it's doing the trick! I think I might have used a meguiars product, but I really don't recall.

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More pics please! I want to do the same bug been very hesitant.
I'll try to get some more up tomorrow (about to leave for work). I watched the youtube video by DipYourCar, and it was super easy. Used kitchen trash bags to cover the rotors and calipers. I didn't tape off the tires, but maybe I should have. I haven't checked it yet today to see if the overspray has dried and will peel off easily. It's really not noticeable either way, so I don't really care. I might touch them up if needed when I do the spare, but it really went on so easily, I can't believe I waited this long to do it.
I've seen people recommend sliding 3x5 cards around the rim of the wheel to keep the overspray off the tire. That seems about the easiest way to do it if you're worried at all about that sort of thing. Total it took me a bit over an hour (waiting 8-10 minutes between coats, it was warm yesterday), and little to no prep. Washed them the day prior, and took clorox wipes to anything stuck on because that seemed quick and easy.

There's really nothing to be hesitant about (even though I was too). Especially if you plan to hang on to the truck for a while. If you want to put it back to bone stock before selling it someday, everybody talks about how easy it is to peel off. I did 5 or 6 coats, spraying lightly, and it took about 3.5 cans for me. I ran the first can dry and it sprayed some little chunks toward the end, so I tossed the others as they started to feel low. The chunks blended in with the later coats.

Again, I'll try to get some better pictures/close ups tomorrow.
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Too bad Edmonton and Hudson Valley are so far away.. I could come with lots of beer.
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